Tuesday, February 8, 2011

11-02-08 Welcome Kazakhstan - Newest Country! // Bienvenido Kazakhstan - Pais Mas Nuovo ! // 欢迎哈萨克斯坦 -最新的国家!


Newest Country

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11-02-08 Welcome Bulgaria - Last New Visitor! // Bienvenido Bulgaria - Visitante Mas Reciente! // 欢迎保加利亚- 最后的新访问者!

Last New Visitor

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11-02-08 The new case management system of the California courts (CCMS) - a cause for serious Human Rights concerns // // 新的案件,加州法院管理系统 -一个严重的人权问题的原因 // El nuevo sistema de gestión de los tribunales de California - una causa de graves cuestiones de Derechos Humanos



Statewide court computer project mishandled, audit says

February 8, 2011 | 10:10 am
California court administrators failed to properly plan for and realistically budget a massive computer modernization project that has fallen years behind schedule and on which the cost could balloon from the original estimate of $260 million to $1.9 billion, state auditors said Tuesday.
As a result, State Auditor Elaine Howle recommended that the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) delay moving forward with installing the system until an independent reevaluation is conducted of potential problems with the California Court Case Management System.
The office "has not analyzed whether the project would be a cost-beneficial solution to the superior courts’ technology needs and it is unclear on what information the AOC made critical decisions during the project’s planning and development," Howle wrote to Gov. Jerry Brown in suggesting the delay in deploying the system at three court systems. 
Envisioned as a way to modernize and tie together computer systems operated in the state’s 58 counties, the new system has been in trouble from the beginning, and some presiding judges have called on the administrative office and the Judicial Council of California to rethink the project. 
Originally estimated to be completed in 2009, the project now may not be finished until 2015-16, but there is not enough money yet to install it in all counties, which diminishes its value, Howle said.
Howle found the administrative office did not adequately heed warnings by a consulting firm it hired that raised "significant concerns" about the case management system, and bungled the handling of contracts to develop the system. In particular, the main contract to develop the system lacked cost controls, which resulted in the state changing the contract 102 times to increase the contract from $33 million to $310 million, Howle said.
"To make certain that no significant quality issues or problems exist," the audit said, the court administrators "should retain an independent consultant to review the system before deploying it" as planned to three court systems.
The Judicial Council agrees with many of the recommendations but has already made changes and will go ahead with deploying the system in three court systems during the next two years. The council also believes the final project will be brought in at a cost of $1.3 billion, below Howle's estimate. 
"The Judicial Council is largely in agreement with the (auditor's) recommendations and in many instances has already adopted practices and policies consistent with the recommendations made," said William C. Vickrey, administrative director of the courts.

The new case management system of the California courts (CCMS) - a cause for serious Human Rights concerns
Los Angeles, June 14 - Human Rights Alert issued warning that the April 12, 2010 Status Report by the California Judicial Council in re: CCMS [1] development and implementation, must be a reason for grave concerns of Human Rights abuses, and must be subjected to publicly and legally accountable validation.
Read the full June 14, 2010 press release:
[1] 10-06-14 New Case Management System (CCMS) of the California Courts - Serious Human Rights Concern

11-02-08 Welcome Trinidad and Tobago - Newest Country! // Bienvenido Trinidad y Tobago - Pais Mas Reciente! // 欢迎特立尼达和多巴哥 -最新的国家!


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11-02-08 Where are the Missing Records of the Supreme Court of the United States? // ¿Dónde están los que faltan registros de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos? // 在哪里可以找到失踪的美国最高法院纪录?

Clerk of the US Supreme Court William Suter

The Supreme Court of the United States fails to meet the most fundamental international standards of an honest tribunal.
Los Angeles, February 8 -  a United Nations International Crime Prevention Center report lists missing court records as a cardinal sign of judicial corruption. [1] In the Supreme Court of the United States, missing court records are the rule.
In a series of cases from the Supreme Court of the United States, records have been released by Human Rights Alert (NGO), which are invalid notices of purported denial of motions, petitions, and applications filed by individuals in cases involving alleged abuse by government or large corporations. [2]
·        The notices issued by office of Clerk William Suter uniformly fail to include any true judicial records.
·        The letters are at times issued by unauthorized personnel, or are falsely signed.
Consequently, repeated attempts have been made to access the court file records of the Supreme Court of the United States, to discover if any judicial records existed at all, as the basis for the notices issued by Clerk William Suter. 
The right of the public to access court records to inspect and to copy is recognized by the US Supreme Court as a First Amendment right (Nixon v Warner Communications, Inc, 1978).  In the English speaking courts it is also held as a Common Law right.  Furthermore, it is essential part of Fair Hearings – a fundamental Human Right pursuant to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
·        In no case, where access to the paper court files has been permitted, has any valid judicial record ever been discovered, to support the purported notices of denial, issued by the office of Clerk William Suter.
·        In a number of cases – access to the paper court files has been denied.
·        Repeated requests to access the electronic court files of the Supreme Court of the United States have been denied. 
·        There is no evidence that public access to the electronic court files of the Supreme Court of the United States has ever been permitted.
The combined evidence is the basis for request, recently filed with US Congress, for impeachment of Clerk William Suter for public corruption, deprivation of rights, and violation of his Oath of Office.
The Supreme Court of the United States fails to meet the most fundamental international standards of an honest tribunal.
[1] 01-03-00 Strengthening Judicial Integrity Against Corruption - UN International Crime Prevention Center
[2] 11-01-25 Request for Impeachment of US Supreme Court Clerk WILLIAM SUTER s
Human Rights Alert (NGO)

Human Rights Alert is dedicated to discovering, archiving, and disseminating evidence of Human Rights violations by the justice systems of the State of California and the United States in Los Angeles County, California, and beyond. Human Rights Alert focuses on the unique role of computerized case management systems in the precipitous deterioration of the integrity of the justice system in the United States.
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