Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Court Showdown On Ballot Fraud: Preview Video 2 Minutes Here


Segment #1: Judge OK’d Fraudulent Charter Ballot
David Hernandez, a Los Angeles civic activist, tells Full Disclosure Network in this six-segment TV series of his legal challenge against Ballot Fraud, known as Prop. “R”. He is waging a war against a "Culture of Corruption" that has overtaken Los Angeles lobbyists, County and City elected officials and Superior Court Judges. Hernandez describes how these forces are destroying election integrity and the Democratic process. He exposes the fraudulent ballot language that misled voters who thought they were limiting the Council terms; when they were actually extending Council terms to three instead of two, and approving Lifetime Public Pensions for the 15 Council members without disclosing the enormous liability to the taxpayers.

Segment #2: Move To Set-Aside Judge Yaffe’s Void Order
When David Hernandez learned that Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe, the judge who approved Proposition “R”, had received $860,000 from L A County, he decided to re-file his challenge to throw out the fraudulent Proposition that had been "certified" by the County Board of Supervisors. Hernandez points to the alarming fact that the politicians can control the outcome of the elections and manipulate the rules to keep themselves in power. The State Legislature gave Judge Yaffe immunity from criminal prosecution for taking money from the County, but Hernandez says judicial ethics required him to disclose this conflict and step down from the case.

Segment #3 - Pensions, Judicial Conflicts and County-Run Elections
Hernandez describes the corruption in Los Angeles County that came to the attention of voters when it was learned that State Superior Court Judges were illegally getting payments (benefits) from the County. Judges taking money from the County should not sit on cases involving the County, especially County-run elections.

Segment #4 - Ballot Fraud Squeezes More $ For Council Members
Judges who receive the payments that violate the State Constitution are sitting on cases involving Constitutional issues. David Hernandez describes how the City Council and the lobbyists crafted the fraudulent ballot language. The L A City Council is one of the highest paid in the country.

Segment #5 - Election Lawsuit Against County/City
David Hernandez describes how Prop "R" was a poster child of the "Culture of Corruption". Grassroots voter groups mustered a challenge to the Ballot Fraud, which became a David-and- Goliath match-up. Hired by lobbyists and politicians, crafty lawyers shifted their tactics to outwit the grassroots public interest lawyers, ignoring laws, ethics and the Constitution.

Segment #6: County Payments Corrupt Judicial Actions
Dave Hernandez explains how County payments to Superior Court Judges (Yaffe) is a conflict and his decision supported Prop R. The Judge had been given retroactive immunity from criminal prosecution for taking illegal payments from the County of L.A. When the Legislature enacted SBX2-11 in an attempt to legalize the County payments, the Judges were still conflicted. The Commission on Judicial Performance is challenging the Constitutionality of the legislation. But the Judicial conflict is undermining the Justice system and now the Democratic process. Judges should not sit on cases where they have received money from a party to the case (L.A. County) as it violates the law and Judicial Canons of Ethics.

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