Preview of Series (1 minute):
Judicial Watch Attorneys Paul Orfanedes and Sterling “Ernie” Norris, describe their mission to “open up” government by using FOIA (Freedom of Information Act.) requests. They discuss the Sturgeon v County of L.A. lawsuit they won against the County of Los Angeles who had been paying State Superior Court Judges illegally.
Segment #2 Who Disciplines Corrupt Judges?
Ernie Norris, questions the integrity of State Superior Court Judges who accepted illegal payments from L A. County. He describes the process judicial discipline under the Commission On Judicial Performance. Two California Attorney Generals, Brown and Harris have both been asked to render a legal opinion as to the validity of Senate Bill SBX2 11 that purportedly bestowed retroactive immunity from discipline and prosecution for taking $350 million in payments from the County.
Segment #3 Good Old Boys & Judicial Appointments
Former Deputy District Attorney Ernie Norris describes a “Good Old Boys” association of prosecutors, criminal and defense attorneys that foster a suspicious cooperation that plays a role in elections, including judges.