06 December 2015

Sacramento Superior Court Controversy: 9th Circuit Oral Argument in Case Alleging Judge Jaime Roman Ruling Unconstitutional

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Judicial Council chair and former Sacramento Superior Court Judge Tani Cantil-Sakauye is a defendant in a federal civil rights class action alleging systemic misuse of vexatious litigant law against family court parents in child custody disputes. 

Oral argument in Pierce v. Cantil-Sakauye will be heard this week in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. The class action civil rights case challenges the use of state vexatious litigant law against family court parents involved in child custody disputes. The plaintiffs include Sacramento Superior Court litigant and parent Andrew Karres.

In 2012, without the court hearing required by law, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Jaime Roman issued an order declaring Karres a vexatious litigant.  The issuance of a vexatious litigant determination without a court hearing was, and is unprecedented, and the ruling remains controversial. 

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Sacramento Family Court News has provided exclusive coverage of the Karres case, including: 
  • Judge Jaime Roman Designates Party Vexatious Litigant, Sanctions $2,500 and Makes 13 Other Rulings - Without Court Hearing Required by Law, click here
  • Appeal Filed of Unprecedented Orders Issued by Judge Jaime Roman for Judge Pro Tem Charlotte Keeley, click here
  • Controversial Order for Judge Pro Tem Attorney Charlotte Keeley by Judge Jaime Roman Challenged in Federal Class Action Lawsuit - Taxpayers Face Financial Liability, click here
  • Judge Jaime Roman Misstates Law, Uses Overruled Case to Justify Vexatious Litigant and Other Orders Without Court Hearing, click here.  
  • Judge Jaime R. Roman Vexatious Litigant Order for Attorney Charlotte Keeley Shows Judge Pro Tem Monopoly - Unfair Competition at Work, click here
For a complete list of all articles about the Karres case, click here