05 Oct Why wasn’t the Seventh Amendment extended to California family and juvenile dependency courts?
The California Appellate Courts decide that a jury trial option in a family or a juvenile dependency courts is not a “Matter of Right” (1885-1899) leaving jury trials as an “option” in California family and juvenile dependency courts. Every single judge has denied every single parent who was asked for a jury trial to date. The game is afoot to start allowing a jury as an advisory panel to the judge but with no power to protect a parent from losing legal rights of their child to the other parent or the state. These “sham” advisory juries are essentially the same thing as a grand jury which every county in California uses to help make change.
Grand juries are volunteer positions and are only able to hear a very limited amount of cases every year. The Texas legislature extended actual jury trial rights from its civil courts to its family and juvenile dependency courts. Jury trials in Texas family and juvenile dependency courts are extremely rare. Instead they are used to summarily stop false allegations #EndFalseAllegations, #PromoteSettlement, #ResolveConflictQuickly and prevent unwarranted governmental interference in Texas families, #PreventUGI. Texas violent crime statistics are much lower than California’s. Texas incarceration numbers are much lower than California’s and not a single Texas city has made its way onto any of our nation’s homeless lists while California’s cities dominate those lists every year.