Many in Santa Cruz, California refer to Commissioner, Irwin H. Joseph as, “Junk Justice Joseph.” On a local forum his many errors, omissions and habits are discussed, the details striking the reader as simple sloppiness.If Comm. Joseph were just sloppy and ignorant, he would not be so bad. He is far worse than that. He is malicious and vindictive.
Those who complain about the rulings coming from Joseph also note that he seems completely ignorant of the Constitution, ignoring the rights secured to individuals through the documents that, presumably, every American should understand. ...
Irwin Joseph is only a Commissioner. The role of commissioner has been described by one judge slightly south of Santa Cruz as, “a rent a cop; sort of like comparing real police to the guy who walks around the parking lot.” Additionally, Irwin Joseph, formerly a real estate attorney, has no oath on file at the Courthouse, unlike those elected to judgeships.
In separate news, the governor passed over appointing Comm. Joseph to being a real judge again. Two Santa Cruz lawyers, Timothy Volkmann and Jacqueline M. Arroyo were just appointed to be superior court judges. Comm. Joseph has been begging for one of those appointments for three years, but it doesn't look like he is going to get one.