Dear Comm. Joseph:I really don't know how he gets away with issuing secret orders like this. The court file is supposed to be open to the parties in the case, at the very least. I sent a copy to the presiding judge, because he should know about these orders.
I tried to inspect my court file, but the clerk informed me that you issued some sort of secret order preventing me from seeing the entire file. The file has two manila envelopes marked confidential, and the clerk said that not even the parties to the case can see what is in envelopes. She even said that she is not allowed to tell me what is inside them.
To the best of my knowledge, the file should not have any documents that are withheld from me.
I am asking for permission to see and copy the contents of the envelopes in my court file. I have an appeal pending, and the information may have a bearing on my appeal.
cc: Presiding Judge Robert Atack, 701 Ocean St Rm 110, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Monday, July 21, 2008
Request to see my file
I just sent this to Commissioner Irwin H. Joseph: