13 Oct Why isn’t a bill for jury trial rights on my ballot?
Good question. Why Why, Why? Laws, Laws, Laws? Gov Newson just signed 997 bills into law. Really? In all the years that the State of California has been in operation, it needed almost a thousand new laws in 2022, but not one of them granted parents jury trial rights?
Many states, initially refused to ratify the original Constitution because it didn’t contain jury trial rights in civil cases. Cases that involve keeping legal rights of property. Cases that involve keeping what belongs to you, or what you think belongs to you. Cases that involve keeping legal rights to your own children. “Family” law cases and juvenile dependency “CPS” court cases are under civil law and these two courts have have been ripping apart a family’s rights to stay together for over half a century, without warrant.
Where we are today? Not there yet. A bill needs to be introduced and signed by Gov Newsom to give parents jury trial rights OR we simply need to do it ourselves. RaiseYourRights.org is dedicated to bringing jury trial rights for parents in California to parents but unfortunately our citizen’s initiative didn’t show up on Gov Newsom’s desk and it won’t be on your November ballot, either.
Texas already signed a bill into law a long long time ago which granted jury trial rights to parents brought into a “family” law case or a juvenile dependency “CPS” case. Only parents involved in a Texas “family” law case have jury trial rights in order to defend their legal rights to their own child from #UGI (unwarranted governmental interference). The end result? Less crime, less homelessness, less incarceration, etc.