Thanks Orange County! Thanks for wasting government resources. (See bottom of the page.) Gotta ask: is there Any organizational body that will protect the public from religious zealots such as California attorney Matt McLaughlin?
And to those who might suggest the California State Bar, nope. The California State Bar offers free mental health assessments. It’s just that they are minus any requirement to a commitment to mental health. (How tidy is that?)
Also, what religious zealot thinks he’s “impaired” (the operative word)?
But I ask in reference to McLaughlin’s ability to cost the state legislators and the Attorney General time and money with his – and I am not making this up:
“Sodomite Suppression Act” which states gay people can be gay, but they just can’t touch each other in a sexual way, and if they do, should die by bullets to the head or “other convenient method.”
Also, gays can’t run for public office, or, be employed for public benefit.
Ending with gays should be driven out of the State of California should they produce literature (actually, Matthew wrote “propaganda”) and incur a million dollar fine for every piece of propaganda. Below is Matthew McLaughlin’s actual, Sodomite Suppression Act and my way of stating that much like the lesser state of South Carolina and racist, misogynist, Todd Kincannon, (who at least admits he’s a sick duck), it turns out there’s apparently nothing to protect Californians from 16th Century religious zealots, either.
which McLaughlin having paid for, is placing on the ballot. In the hoopla -Never mind against actual state and federal law, some might not notice this wingnut is actually trying to establish a state religion.
So much “Nope”
“The State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government, serving as an arm of the California Supreme Court. All State Bar members are officers of the court. Over the years, the State Bar has responded to the demands of a changing society, educating and informing both its members and the public.”
That said the State Bar also is a lobbying organization which benefits attorneys more than their clients. Including in the smallest of details.
To wit: Email!
Seems simple huh? Now that emails are an everyday subject of conversation, here’s the State Bar Rule stateing attorneys must advise the California State Bar of their email address. Please note: This is a revision to limit email addresses. The State Bar earlier removed the rule stating attorney emails must be public.
Quick note: This was not to benefit the public.
Below is the old rule:
California State Bar Rules of professional responsibility include,
Division 1. Member record
Rule 2.1 Roll of attorneys
The State Bar maintains, on the official membership records of the State Bar, the roll of all attorneys admitted to practice in California.
Rule 2.1 adopted effective June 17, 2006.
Rule 2.2 Public information
A member record contains public information, including the following:
(A) last name, first name, and any middle names;
(B) State Bar member number;
(C) address and telephone number;
(E) date of admission in California;
(F) places and dates of admission in other jurisdictions before admission in California;
(G) membership status;
(H) date of any transfer from one membership status to another;
(I) date and period of any discipline; and
(J) any other information as directed by the Supreme Court or otherwise required by law.
Rule 2.2 adopted effective June 17, 2006; amended effective July 20, 2007.
Rule 2.3 Duty to update member record
(A) A member must inform the State Bar of a change of address, telephone number, or e-mail address no later than thirty days after making the change. The member must report a change of address or telephone number online or using the State Bar Address Change Form. The member must make a change of e-mail address online.
(B) A member must inform the State Bar of a change of name no later than thirty days after making the change. The member must report the change using the State Bar Name Change Form.
That’s the old rule. The new rule is: less access. Thanks State Bar!
Keeping in mind the State Bar is more lobbying organization than one that protects the public, explains why in part, this whistle-blower lawsuit from Joe Dunn, who used to be the big deal, Chief “Inner.”
But Joe Dunn was dumped, unceremoniously, after giving a speech in San Francisco. Dunn promptly sued the State Bar for getting rid of back-logged cases against California attorneys.
Here’s the Complaint – Joe Dunn – State Bar
But what about the people of California, and litigants
That the State Bar has a bad habit of making things harder for litigants, is historically: A given. Quick history lesson. It was the State Bar that first trilled “No Fault Divorce” as a way of making divorce “faster and less expensive.”
It’s also been a 40 year failure. However, divorce costs tripled and killings became commonplace, media committed journalistic malpractice by not reporting the 40 year failure, and the brilliant idea of “No fault divorce” was then sold to New Yorkers with it being adopted by New York legislators a couple of years ago. As media trilled.
(You can’t make this stuff up.)
More good news! When California attorneys complained their clients couldn’t pay them, the State Bar adopted an easier way for family law attorneys to slide out of cases with “Limited Representation” agreements. And so it goes.
But I digress
That the State Bar is slow to investigate attorneys is a given; and the backlog is exactly what Dunn was trying to address. Given some prior-to-Dunn, highlights.
Count 2 – Business and Professions Code – Moral Turpitude – Corruption
In a separate course of conduct detailed in the State Bar disciplinary charges, Alexander is accused of accepting a $6,000 loan from a defense attorney, George Mavris, just several weeks prior to the dismissal of a controversial child stealing case involving a local daycare provider, who also happened to be Mavris’ client. Jackie Zlokovich was charged with child stealing after she went to a local preschool to pickup Amber Wesson’s daughter. Amber Wesson had just been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs, after side swiping a parked car near Zlokovich’s residence. Making the situation even murkier is the fact that Mavris was also Alexander’s attorney of record in prior State Bar proceedings. According to the State Bar, both Mavris and Alexander failed to disclose their personal and professional dealings to the court prior to Alexander’s request to dismiss the criminal charges altogether.
According to Superior Court documentation in the DUI case file, all criminal charges against Ms. Wesson for driving under the influence were dismissed. Court documents on file in the Del Norte County Superior Court custody case, indicate that in September of 2010, Ms. Wesson had sole physical and sole legal custody of her daughter. It also appears that Zlokovich at no time had permission from Ms. Wesson nor the child’s father to remove the child from preschool.
A declaration signed by the child’s father, Tom Iandiorio, filed in the parties’ family law case, stated under penalty of perjury that he had nothing to do with Zlokovich taking his daughter from her preschool and did not learn of it until after the fact. On the date of Ms. Wesson’s accident, her daughter had been in the care of Ms. Wesson’s father. He had dropped his granddaughter off at preschool and was planning to pick her up that same day. Zlokovich was not authorized to pick the child up. Court documents seem to clearly indicate that Jon Alexander’s statements regarding the Zlokovich situation are intentionally misleading and do not accurately reflect the actual circumstances underlying the disciplinary charges.
I say, if media did their job, gays would learn of more expensive troubles. Instead, and meanwhile, we all suffer religious wing nuts from the 16th century.
So wouldn’t it make sense if perhaps the State Bar could work with Trustees on the subject of Emergency 5150’s?
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UPDATE: Wouldn’t you know – Diana from ORANGE COUNTY actually thought this permission to execute gays was a petition against gay marriage. (See comments section.) However, on March 25, 2015, the California Attorney General filed to have the petition tossed as it is clearly unconstitutional on its face. Bigots causing a waste of government resources.