Judges sitting on California courts may be incompetent, corrupt or lazy. Even worse, many are political opportunists with a political agenda.

There are two types of judges. One is the “judicial activist.” A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting California law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values.

Judicial activists have:

Overturned voter-passed initiatives and laws passed by the state legislature because they personally have different belief system. They twist the law to rationalize their decisions.
Imposed their own moral codes, political beliefs and secular values in an effort to reshape our society and promote social engineering.

The second judicial philosophy, “strict constructionist,” is one in which the judge impartially arrives at a fair judgment based on law.

Judicial activists are usually more liberal; strict constructionists are usually more conservative.


We come up with the final rating by taking the average of the candidate’s Judicial Index and Qualifications. For example, if the candidate had a Judicial Index of 8 and Qualifications of 6, their overall rating would be 7.

Superior Court Judges
Office 17
Shannon Kathleen Cooley [uncontested]

Office 42
Linda L. Sun – Rating 2 stars**
Robert Villa – Rating 5 stars*****

Office 72
Myanna Dellinger – Rating 3 stars***
Steve Morgan – Rating 5 stars*****
Robert Jacobs Rating 3 stars***

Office 76
Emily Cole – Rating 6 stars******
Judge Mike Cummins – Rating 3 stars***

Office 80
David A. Berger – Rating 4 stars****
Klint James – Rating 4 stars****
Nick C. Rini – Rating 6 stars******

Office 97
Sherry L. Powell – Rating 3 stars***
Timothy D. Reuben – Rating 5 stars*****

Office 129
Kenneth M. Fuller – Rating 3 stars***
Bruce A. Moss – Rating 4 stars****
Mark MacCarley – Rating 5 stars*****

Office 131
Michelle Kelley [uncontested]

Office 141
Lana Kim [uncontested]

Office 145
Adan Montalban – Rating 3 stars***
Troy Slaten – Rating 10 stars**********

Office 150
Manuel Alejandro Almada – Rating 6 stars******
Sherri “Onica” Valle Cole – Rating 3 stars***
Tom Parsekian – Rating 3 stars***

Office 162
Scott Andrew Yang – Rating 3 stars***
Caree Annette Harper – Rating 3 stars***
David D. Diamond – Rating 5 stars*****

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