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JUDGES. RESTRICTIONS ON JUDICIAL IMMUNITY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Supersedes existing judicial immunity and creates three 25-member "Special Grand Juries" empowered to: determine if a judge may invoke judicial immunity in a civil suit; indict and, through a special trial jury, convict and sentence a judge for criminal conduct; and permanently remove a judge who receives three adverse immunity decisions or three criminal convictions. Disallows immunity for deliberate violations of law, fraud, conspiracy, intentional due process violations, deliberate disregard of material facts, judicial acts outside the court's jurisdiction, unreasonable delay of a case, or any deliberate constitutional violation. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: If passed, the measure will result in costs to the state of about $18 million annually for the operation of special grand juries. These costs could be partially to fully offset by a number of sources specified in the measure. To the extent that the measure results in additional civil cases being filed against judges in court, the measure could also result in unknown additional costs to the state for support of the courts.
Ronald Branson, 16623 Calahan Street, North Hills, Ca 91343; Alex A. Burrola, 800 Frankel Avenue, Montebello, Ca 90640; David Silva, 11034 Defoe Avenue, Pacoima, Ca 91331; Kyle Hammans, 15600 Van Owen St., #104, Van Nuys, Ca 91406; Michael L. Pendleton, 7903 Elm Avenue, #265, Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730; Gladys O. Miller 9789 Karmont Avenue South Gate, Ca 90280; Patricia J. Barry 7400 Hollywood Blvd., #425 Los Angeles, Ca 90046; Wayne W. Miller 9789 Karmont Avenue South Gate, Ca 90280; Summer Reese 8928 1/2 Woodman Avenue Arleta, Ca 91331; Philip A. Putman 9652 Bay Meadow Drive Huntington Beach, Ca 92646; S. Denise Gonzalez 5221 No. Rosemead Blvd. "D" San Gabriel, Ca 91776; Peymon Mottahedeh 13211 Myford Road, #332 Tustin, Ca 92782; Stephen Pflanze 24821 Winterwood Drive Lake Forest, Ca 92630
Judges. Restrictions On Judicial Immunity. California Initiative 902 (2000).