I mentioned below that the former Commissioner I. Joseph is being considered for a judgeship. I have drafted the following email to submit to the state advisory commission. I urge others to send their own comments. I believe that it is your right and duty, as a citizen, to help get better officials appointed to powerful govt positions.
I am strongly opposed to an appointment for Irwin H. Joseph. He is unfit to be a judge.
I was in his family court in Santa Cruz from 2005 to 2008. He was incompetent, prejudiced, malicious, and vindictive.
He had a grudge against me because I once got him reversed in the 6th District appeals court. He made me pay extra non-formula child support based on my ex-wife's husband having a mortgage and me not having one, and on my daughter taking dance lessons.
He signed an ex-parte order to send the sheriff to seize my kids, even though a CPS report did not recommend any action.
He gave my ex-wife temporary sole physical custody pending a psychological evaluation, but then refused to appoint an evaluator for 2 years.
He eventually allowed an evaluation, but only if we found a Jewish psychologist.
He claimed that he was not reading my blog, but he had his assistant read my blog and he then asked my ex-wife to charge me with contempt of court based on me quoting open-court testimony against me.
I believe that I am the only one in California history to be charged with contempt for quoting the open testimony against me.
Even after Joseph was demoted to the juvenile delinquency court, he issued a family court order against me without any hearing.
Joseph was eventually fired for incompetence as a Santa Cruz county commissioner.
There is a book being written about bad family court judges, and Joeeph will be featured. He has declined to rebut the accusations
I observed Joseph in many other cases, and he was nearly always unfair. There are many much better choices to be a judge.
Comments can be emailed before May 20 to the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send comments to addresses of the commission members.