Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Traffic Court Judges Responsible for Statewide, Institutionalized Socioeconomic Bias Against Poor Remain Unaccountable, Unpunished

Statewide traffic courts scandal news reports expose institutionalized socioeconomic bias against the poor by California courts and judges. Bias based on socioeconomic status is illegal and prohibited by state law in four separate sections of the Code of Judicial Ethics, covering both the adjudicative and administrative responsibilities of judges.  

Over one year later, no disciplinary action taken against a single judge by the California Commission on Judicial Performance. In fact, the CJP has never disciplined a judge for bias based on socioeconomic status, according to CJP data. Read, download, and share the special 38-page compilation below: 

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