The Dragnet has learned that California Governor Jerry Brown has banned the appointment of any Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorneys to become judges of the Superior Court.
The move from the septuagenarian Democrat is believed to be a 'tit for tat' backlash reaction to the results of the June primary election where almost all Deputy District Attorneys running for Los Angeles County Superior Court were democratically elected; 13 Deputy District Attorneys will become Judges in January as a result of the voter's choices, a 14th faces a run-off in November.
Brown, who despite appearances is only 76, was said to have descended into an apoplectic rage upon learning that judges had deliberately announced their retirements during the period when the electorate decides replacements, thus denying the aged Governor appointment power. Many judges are believed to have been not only disappointed with some of the senescent Governor's prior 'partisan' appointments, but also outraged by his callous cuts to the Superior Court budget.
Brown's ban on appointing prosecutors as judges has so far failed to attract the attention of the mainstream media. However, Governor Moonbeam's apparent disapproval of, and lack of faith in, the electoral process could upset his hopes for reelection in November. Many fear that the soon to be octogenarian is hell bent on paying back Californian voters for 1986 when voters ousted Supreme Court Justice Rose Bird - one of Brown's proudest judicial appointments. Brown, it seems, is determined to leave a legacy of liberal, light-on-crime activist judges as the light fades on the Moonbeam.