January 8, 2016
YOLLICK RETURNS TO COURT BUSINESS
Taking slight detour from his campaign to to “MAKE OUR COURTHOUSE GREAT AGAIN” Eric Yollick has engaged the Montgomery County Tea Party in a email and web comment based dustup that has all the makings and episode of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! or maybe even the 1970’s hit The Gong Show following the announcement of MCTP endorsements and comments posted at US Vote Smart website.
After that brief recess Yollick has returned one of the strongest arguments in his campaign to be elected by
Montgomery County as Judge for 9th District Court, namely the administrative efficiency of the District Courts even down to the utilization of court rooms and workload of the Judge.
Yollick led the charge which specific action in a December 22 request made to the Office of Court Administration for caseload statistics, monthly & annual statistical analyses, calculations and presentations and certified stenographic recorder data saved on the hard drives of court reporter Stenotype machines.
Yollick previously announced
Eric Yollick has filed an appeal of the decision by the Board of Judges to withhold their case disposition data in violation of Rule 12 of the Rules of Judicial Administration. The appeal is to the Texas Office of Court Administration. Yollick knows this information exists and has received partial copies of the documents from an source inside the Courthouse. That’s how Yollick knew precisely what information to request. There is no reason that the Courthouse personnel should hide this data from public view.
There is not doubt that some Judges would find such a search to expose their relative productivity contemptible and so it comes as little surprise that the Office of Court Administration would claim exemption from the “RULE 12” request.
In a letter from Court Director Nathan Jensen the Judges rejected both requests as follows ~
As to request (A), the records you are requesting are exempt and not subject to disclosure under Rule 12, though some of the data you request may be available through the Montgomery County District Clerk’s Office.As to request (B), this office is not the custodian of the records that you seek, and unable to ascertain who the custodian would be. Any appeal of this decision can be made to ( Texas Office of Court Administration )