This comment was made on Rose's blog watchpaul.
There are many reasons for the backlog in the Humboldt County courts: the previous DA administration, state cutbacks that affect court staff and hours clerk's office is open, and what this commenter pointed out. Any disgruntled attorney, citizen or politically motivated special interest group angry at Judge Reinholtsen could have leaked the information.
Should this admonishment be covered? Absolutely. LOCO hardly covers the court. I find it highly unlikely they monitor the Judicial Council of California site daily. The first thing I texted a friend was, did someone leak this to LOCO? I am not saying that is the case, but it is a question worth asking.
The TS covers court sometimes but has not covered any other court corruption article. So this isolated article rightfully again raises the inferences the commenter points out about who, if anyone, leaked the story. Easy to link a public document and make a couple of calls but at least TS contacted Judge Reinholtsen's lawyer and the Judicial Council for comment.
Why were LOCO and TS the only two local sources to know about this and why is the only coverage of this admonishment all in the last two days? Not a single article outside that time frame. Not a single article cites a source and the content is almost identical.
Will the Judicial Council of California be this vigilant in disciplining the former CEO Kerri Keenan after their investigation? And what are they going to do about the current workload of staff and Judges now? The Judicial Council of California should look at why there needed to be an investigation of Judge Reinholtsen in the first place. If this was an issue before as the TS article claims , where were the safeguards the Judicial Council should have put in place the last time this happened?
Judge Reinholtsen's lawyer Mr. Timothy Needham pointed out some of the reasons this occurred. Does it excuse what was done, no. How do we know what the investigation uncovered if we don't have the Judge's response to view?
And another anonymous comment this morning on watchpaul. http://watchpaul.blogspot.com/2015/09/bad-news-judge-dale-reinholtsen.html#comment-form