- Posted July 26, 2014 by
San Francisco, California
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California Supreme Court Chief Justice Caught Using Highway Patrol for Personal Limo and Security Service
Emmy Award winning News10 investigative reporter Thom Jensen and his photographer tailed Cantil-Sakauye and her personal, armed CHP officer and driver to her home in a gated community in the Sacramento area. As the video above records, Jensen received an inhospitable reception.
At minute 1:40 of the clip, former 3rd District Court of Appeal Justice Arthur Scotland is caught on camera in a baldfaced lie attempting to cover for Cantil-Sakauye - his long-time former colleague from Sacramento County Superior Court, the Third District Appellate Court, and the Deukmejian administration.
On camera, Scotland called the now-verified accusations "complete nonsense, totally inaccurate."
Scotland previously was caught giving dishonest testimony while under oath at the Commission on Judicial Performance misconduct prosecution of controversial and criminally convicted Sacramento Family Court Judge Peter McBrien. Scotland falsely testified that his long-time friend and coworker "Pete" McBrien had a lower-than-average court of appeal reversal rate.
Scotland’s testimony in defense of McBrien was cited by the CJP as a mitigating factor that reduced McBrien’s ultimate punishment, allowing him to remain on the bench. Sacramento Family Court reform advocates were outraged at Scotland's pivotal role for the McBrien defense team during the CJP prosecution.
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