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Ring Around the Rosie, Part 2

Today, December 14, 2011, I received a letter from The Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP). Letter states that CJP has determined “not to take further action with respect to complaint dated August 17, 2011…“.

The said complaint was against Santa Clara Family Court judge Neal Anthony Cabrinha for failure to prosecute perjury and for staging fake disqualification hearing involving Marine County judge Lynn Duryee and possibly Supreme Court’s Justice Ming Chin. (link1) (link2)


Commission member Honorable Erica R. Yew was recused.

So, question arises… why? …who is she?


Closer look at what is available on the web reveals:


1.   Hon. Erica R. Yew was appointed to CJP by the Supreme Court of California. (link)

2.   Hon. Erica R. Yew is at the same time a member of the Supreme Court’s Judicial Council. (link)

3.   According to the Judicial Council’s website:  “The council carries out this mission primarily through the work of its advisory committees and task forces…” (link)

4.   Again, according to the Judicial Council’s website, Task Forces and Other Advisory/Working groups include (link):

……….a.   Commission for Impartial Courts, whose members are Justice Ming Chin and Lynn Duryee. (link)

……….b.   Domestic Violence Practice and Procedure Task Force, Hon. Erica R. Yew is a member. (link)

……….c.   Self-Represented Litigants Task Force, Hon. Erica R. Yew is also a member . (link)


Commission’s decision to recuse Hon. Erica R. Yew seems appropriate, but it also means that Commission acknowledged that at least one of their members had conflict of interest in this case.


What about recusing Honorable Judith D. McConnell, Committee’s Chairperson? She is a member of the Commission for Impartial Courts Steering Committee, where Justice Ming Chin is the chairman (link).  Judge Lynn Duryee is also a member of the Commission for Impartial Courts.


Further discovery is needed to find out what really happened. Stay tuned; update will be available soon.


December 14, 2011 Posted by | Family Law, Law, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ring Around the Rosie …

… or, how to deflect the responsibility by being psychic.


Sometimes it feels like I am playing some kind of a weird game with these people… A child’s game… or childish, maybe?

I remember when I was in the Army, the way to avoid doing something was to “play stupid“. They can punish you for refusing to carry out an order, but there is no penalty for “being stupid“. Is that what these people are doing here?


On December 7, 2011, I sent a letter to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye with all the supporting documents related to the Disqualification of Judge Neal A. Cabrinha, outlining how he and Judge Lynn Duryee made mockery of CCP 170.3.  (link)

Today, December 9, 2011, I received a letter from Frederick K. Ohlrich (Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court) in which he returned the documentation with the following cover letter:

Dear Mr. Vojnovic,

Your document, received today, to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, has been referred to this office for a reply.

It appears from your documents that you wish to file a complaint against a California judge(s). Such complaints should be directed to the Commission on Judicial Performance…”



Well, Mr. Frederick K. Ohlrich,  I had already filed my complaint with the CJP (thank you very much for asking, … and yes, they are taking their sweet time). (update)

This document was sent to Chief Justice, … to be put in the same file with the accusation against attorneys Kennedy and Costa; because they belong to the same case.  Your job is not to read my mind and assume what I want to do; your job is to add the documents to the file, … and God forbid, maybe act on it?


I also understand, Mr. Frederick K. Ohlrich, that this time you were not able to ignore my letter as you did it with the one sent to Chief Justice on November 4, 2011. The reason is simple, this time I sent it via CERTIFIED mail. You had to sign the receipt, right?

December 9, 2011 Posted by | Family Law, Law | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments