On August 10, 2016, the California Legislature approved a first-ever audit of the California Commission on Judicial Performance (“CJP”), the state’s only judicial discipline agency.
On October 20, 2016, the CJP filed a lawsuit against California State Auditor Elaine Howle in an attempt to block the audit. The audit remained in legal limbo – until now.
On June 13, 2017, the San Francisco Superior Court set an August 4 hearing date in the CJP’s case against California State Auditor Elaine Howle.
The 6/13/17 Stipulation and Order regarding briefing schedule and page limits lists the following deadlines:
- June 26, 2017 – Deadline to file CJP Brief due
- July 12, 2017 – Deadline to file Auditor Response
- July 21, 2017 –Deadline to file CJP Reply
- August 4, 2017 – Hearing on CJP’s motion
- October 25, 2016: San Diego Union Tribune, California judicial watchdog agency sues over state audit
- October 24, 2016: The Recorder, Judicial Discipline Commission Sues to Restrict State Audit
- September 16, 2016: Marin Independent Journal, Marin Voice: There are sound reasons for audit of judicial commission
- September 13, 2016: ProPublica, Call in Congress for Family Court Reform