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If a judge speaks to the Judicial Council but nobody documents it, did that judge make a sound?

At the Judicial Council meeting last Thursday, Alliance President Steve White was allotted a few minutes to speak in favor of Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s proposed audit of the Council and the AOC.  But you’d have to look long and hard in the official record to find any trace of what he said.  The Judicial Council press release—available here—doesn’t even mention that anybody—let alone the president of an organization with a membership of 500 judges—ever spoke on behalf of the audit.  And for some reason, the Council’s live captioning service stopped working right at the start of the public comment period.  You can see for yourself here. The audio of the public comment period does exist on the Judicial Council website, but with no listing of who spoke, or on…

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