The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. Santa Ana, Calif. – Carrie Carmody, Ph.D., has been selected to be the foreperson of the 2016-2017 Orange County Grand Jury, announced Orange County Superior Court Assistant Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura. “Dr. Carmody has extensive experience motivating individuals to work together toward a common goal, which is an asset as she prepares to join the 19- member Grand Jury on July 1 as its leader,” said Judge Nakamura.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. For Immediate Release
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Orange County Judicial candidate Karen Lee Schatzle today announced the Republican Party of Orange County overwhelmingly voted to endorse her for the Superior Court Office Number 48 seat. Schatzle, an Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney, won the endorsement vote by a 24-7 margin late Monday night. The action occurred after the Endorsements Committee had recommended no endorsement.
Supervisor Shawn Nelson filed papers this week to run for a Superior Court judgeship. If he wins, he would leave the county Board of Supervisors with two years left on his term. He’s going up against a senior prosecutor who led the county prosecutors’ union and a defense attorney.
Superior Court Judge Craig Griffin turned down a request by the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs’ for a temporary restraining order to prevent the release of records detailing their contract negotiations.
Supervisors Tuesday discussed in closed session the possibility of the U.S. Justice Department investigating alleged misconduct by prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies involving evidence gleaned from jailhouse informants.
Irvine’s deadline comes and goes without Forde & Mollrich turning over financial information relating to their infamous Great Park contract. City Council will decide whether to take the issue to a judge.