SANTA CRUZ -- About 20 court employees, including Commissioner Irwin Joseph, got pink slips this week.Cmr. Joseph had a personal grudge against me because I once got him reversed on appeal in a published decision. He claimed that he was not allowed to read this blog. One of his employees monitored it for him, and one time he wrote a letter to my ex-wife inviting her to bring a motion to have me held in contempt of court. He could not bring the motion himself, because of the irregularity of how he got the information.
The layoffs are the latest cost-saving measure for the cash-strapped Santa Cruz County Superior Court system. ...
Joseph is the only member of the bench who was laid off. His current assignment is in delinquency court at Juvenile Hall. Come July, juvenile matters will be split between two judges in Watsonville courtrooms.
Locally, he was known as Junk Justice Joseph.
He did not answer my ex-wife's email this week asking for legal advice on how to further separate me from my kids. I guess that he knew that he was being fired.
Here is the video of the Wicked Witch of the West melting. I wanted the song and dance scene from the Wizard of Oz, but the audio is disabled.