Wednesday, August 1, 2018

US Magistrate Judge Reappointments



Ever since that huge court case I had with Telus in San Francisco, I've been registered to e-file court documents in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Consequently I just received an email requesting public feedback about the reappointment of two US judges for another 8 year term. We don't have that in Canada.

"The current terms of office for the following United States Magistrate Judges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California are due to expire: U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline S. Corley on May 17, 2019; and U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins on July 4, 2019. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new 8-year term."

"Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether these incumbent magistrate judges should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. Separate comments for each magistrate judge should be submitted in writing no later than August 31, 2018." That is what the notice declares.

Can you imagine how helpful that would be in Canada? Can you imagine how helpful that would have been in dealing with complete lunatics like Peter Leask? The public would be allowed to make recommendations saying don't reappoint him, the guy is an idiot. Look at what he has done. Whistle blowers could report corruption and the court would actually have the authority to do something about it. What a wonderful world that would be.

Right now the current system in Canada is not working. Something needs to be done about it.

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