Wednesday, November 5, 2014
CJP Asks Comment on Change to Disclosure Rules
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The Commission on Judicial Performance yesterday requested comments on a proposed change to the rules governing its authority to disclose information about its investigations to other public entities.
Rule 102(k) currently allows the commission to share information about a former judge or subordinate judicial officer with the State Bar “or…other regulatory agencies,” while Rule 102(p) permits disclosure of information about a current or former judge or subordinate judicial officer to the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Under the proposed change, the “other…agencies” language would be shifted from the former subdivision to the latter, meaning that information about current bench officers could be disclosed to agencies other than the FPPC.
Comments are due Jan. 5, the commission said, with responses to the comments permitted until Feb. 4. A comment form is available by clicking the “Legal Authority” tab on the commission’s website, cjp.ca.gov.
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