Hon. Bruce A. Young See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Ventura County
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* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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Prosecutor

Comment #: CA40152
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The system cheats in every nation,
While laws and taxes drain our life.
The rich are free from obligation;
But for the poor is endless strife.
We have languished while they lounge in beauty,
The law of equals rightly cites:
"No rights to those refusing duty,
No claims of duty without rights!"

Stand as one, each in place!
The Internationale
Unites the human race!

Court Staff

Comment #: CA38082
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Dear Defense,

I'm sorry you had to deal with Judge Young. We are aware of his past bias and unfair conduct toward innocent defendants, effectively sanctioning their families hundreds of thousands of dollars to free their loved ones from a wrongful 1.5 million dollar bond for failure to appear--even when the defendant was later able to prove a medical reason for the non-appearance. Judge Young simply doesn't care about facts and justice. He only cares about ego and the appearance of being right, which he will enforce at all costs. There is no rational reconsideration with this judge. He doesn't budge once he makes a determination which side he has chosen in a case.

If you have information to share, I can be reached at RadiantTruth@pm.me. If you wish to be anonymous when emailing me, you can create a free email address at Proton Mail. Check out my channel at Anonymous Ventura County for examples of my advocacy against corruption in Ventura County.

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Very Truly,

Ventura County's Radiant Truth

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA38078
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Extremely biased. No respect for the law. Arrogant and egotistical. Unjust with no awareness of fairness.

Prosecutor

Comment #: CA36621
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
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Court Staff

Comment #: CA34572
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The prior poster, Ventura County attorney Christina [redacted], has made numerous other glowing recommendations of other judges. She has included her initials in one post and her full name in another. These posts may be attempts to curry favor within the judiciary by countering controversial information that has recently come to light.

We need to hold our judicial officers to account when they fail to uphold the court’s high ethical standards. Attempts to curry favor should not be tolerated.

Very Truly,

Ventura County’s Radiant Truth

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA34571
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Judge Young is the best on the bench right now. So evenhanded and with a sense of humor when appropriate, which is such a relief in these times. He cuts to the chase and is decisive.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA33506
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If you have information on judge Young, I want to hear from you. Email me at RadiantTruth@pm.me.

Very Truly,

Ventura County’s Radiant Truth

Court Staff

Comment #: CA32802
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Dear Defense,

Although he may have been fair in your one case, judge Young was very unfair toward the female defendant I interviewed. It was not evenhanded at all to increase a woman’s bail from $10,000 to $1 million for being late to court due to illness and then increase it to $1.5 million for “attitude.” It was an unjust, punitive decision. Bail is not meant to be punitive, and embroilment has no place in the courtroom.

Very Truly,

Ventura County’s Radiant Truth

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA32798
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I had a case with very serious charges against a young addict with no criminal history (guns involved, although they were in a safe, which is why it was so serious). I conferenced it with Judge Young. He listens. He is fair. He is creative. And I believe he will save this young defendant's life. I have appeared before Judge Young many times, including when he was a commissioner in family law. He has always been the perfect judicial officer.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA32765
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The following post was censored on 12/14/2020, 12/15/2020, and 12/16/2020. Be warned: continued censorship will only amplify this message.

I was recently informed of a horrific case against a young, minority defendant that was prosecuted in judge Young's courtroom. The female defendant could not make an early morning court appearance due to medical reasons with sudden onset. She appeared in court that same day in the afternoon to apologize for her non-appearance and explain the medical reasons behind it. Judge Young became embroiled at the explanation and increased her bail from $10,000 to $1 million dollars. Embroilment violates the canons of conduct that the Judicial Council expects judges to uphold and is serious misconduct. When the defendant expressed her outrage at the biased, unjust decision that wrongfully stripped her of the right to freedom with bail that is so high no one her age could justifiably afford it, Judge Young further increased her bail in retaliation to $1.5 million dollars for "attitude." This is wrong because all defendants have a 1st amendment right to petition their government for the redress of grievances, and the request from the defendant for a reconsideration certainly falls under 1st amendment protections.

The prosecution had been delaying trial in this woman's case for 4 years before this unjust bail decision. The woman's family could not see their daughter placed in jail for what could be many more months to years, and they took an early withdrawal of their 401k retirement savings to pay the bail bondman's 10% down payment ($150,000), which would not be refunded even if the defendant were eventually found innocent.

This defendant was factually innocent and refused to take a plea deal for many years. She eventually took a plea deal after being advised that Judge Young's embroilment shows that he is biased and likely to rule against her at trial. Rather than risk several more years of her ordeal, she opted for a plea deal that gave ****no jail time**** (emphasis added) and only community service! My question to the prosecutor is, if your case were so weak, why not offer the plea deal with no jail time earlier rather than subject the defendant and her family to judicial torture and financial ruin? I have independently reviewed the evidence in her case and determined that she is factually innocent based on the facts, witness statements (no female perpetrator!), her lack of any felony criminal record and being awarded advanced college degrees prior to her arrest, and her demeanor, which is that of an innocent person.

The defendant is a member of a minority and the only daughter of an immigrant family. The family believes that Judge Young may have become embroiled due to racial bias. They have no other explanation and are perplexed at his embroilment over the case.

I recommend that any future defendant urge their lawyer to file a peremptory challenge (PC 170.6) and remove Judge Young from their case.

If you have information on Judge Young and would like to share, I can be reached at RadiantTruth@pm.me.

Very Truly,

Ventura County's Radiant Truth

Court Staff

Comment #: CA32725
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Young's page on TRR seems to be much more aggressively censored than that of other judges with much worse content in their posts. This makes me believe that Judge Young is among those on distribution for any updates to this page and he is aggressively demanding that posts be taken down.

The post written about the defendant who's bail was increased is a true story that I can backup with written evidence. It is not defamatory at all and should not be censored.

Judge Young is simply trying to avoid responsibility for his actions.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA31993
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Dear Editor,

I believe you misunderstand the law. I am not threatening to sue you for censoring posts (even when made in good faith). By censoring in bad faith and demonstrating clear pro-judge bias, TRR could be considered a content provider (or speaker by omission) instead of an interactive computer service, a status that carries liability protections. Nothing in the redacted comments could be considered lewd or obscene... you are misapplying the law to censor any comment you *disagree* with.

From 47 USC 230:
“(c) Protection for “Good Samaritan” blocking and screening of offensive material
(1) Treatment of publisher or speaker
No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

Court Staff

Comment #: CA31990
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Dear "Litigant,"

Thank you. Bad judges get away with their behavior due to the fragmentation of information among many individual litigants (and their attorneys) who never compare notes with each other. When the puzzle pieces are assembled together, the misconduct becomes clear. I encourage you to post your information to my website to preserve what you know so others can compare their notes with yours.

Very Truly,

Ventura County's Radiant Truth

Court Staff

Comment #: CA31987
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Dear Editor:

I have noticed your continued censorship of legitimate, good faith protected speech that is fully compliant with your site's terms and conditions. Your website's terms of service state that The Robing Room may only remove posts that are libelous or made in bad faith, which are two criteria that do not apply to several redactions made here. These redactions serve no other purpose than to conceal critical issues from the public eye. It must stop.

Your website purportedly operates under 47 U.S.C. § 230, which normally would shield North Law Publishers, Inc. from liability as an independent internet forum. To keep these liability protections, you are required to show no bias toward the content of speech posted on your website. The public has a right to speak in any legally recognized forum, such as on a judicial ratings website protected under 47 U.S.C. § 230. Regardless of whether that forum be public or private, equal access to speech must not be conditioned on the content of that speech.

Pro-judge censorship of true statements deemed to be *too* critical of a judge jeopardize your protections under 47 U.S.C. § 230 and could expose your company to liability. This censorship is certainly made bad faith.

Be warned: continued censorship will only amplify this message.

Very Truly,

Ventura County's Radiant Truth

NOTE FROM EDITOR:
47 U.S.C. Sec. 230 provides at (c)(2):
(2)Civil liability, No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of—
(A)any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected; ...

Court Staff

Comment #: CA31944
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Young,

As presiding judge, I wish to share my thoughts on the problem of judicial corruption in Ventura County. The corruption of our courts is kind of an open secret among local attorneys, which you can verify yourself.

Judicial corruption is so hard to prove because it's impossible get inside a judge's mind. Judges are smart people who do law every day -- they know how to cover their tracks and get away is misbehavior. Local attorneys are frustrated with it. For example, when a Ventura court judge was caught having ex-parte meetings with an attorney outside of court to discuss a case (without the other side present), the opposing attorney expressed frustration to me calling it "corruption" and commented, "I hate it." Another attorney commented to me, "Cases are not won on the merits. They're won based on how likable one side is versus the other." These lawyers, if they read this, will know who they are and who I am.

When caught, the Bar Association does little to punish and prevent future abuses. [Redacted by Ed.] The very nature of private Judicial Council admonishments smacks of corrupt behavior flowing from the top.

Judge Young, your position as presiding judge requires you to take these concerns seriously. Nothing in this post is libelous or made in bad faith (the only two criteria The Robing Room uses when deciding whether to take down a post). [Redacted]

Very Truly,

Ventura County's Radiant Truth

Court Staff

Comment #: CA31912
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Young’s action to remove comments critical of a fellow judge have not gone unnoticed. It is shameful and cowardly behavior for a judge who is sworn to protect and serve the community (but refuses to do so). Due to this, I have no choice but to escalate and disseminate the information more broadly. Whistleblowers will not be silenced.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4195
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Judge Bruce Young lets the D.A. put kids in prisons and does nothing to stand up for justice. How can rehabilitation be possible in such a dangerous environment? The only way to change the behavior of young prisoners is to provide them with the opportunity to gain insight into why they think and behave the way they do. If rehabilitation is the goal for teenagers who are tried and sentenced as adults, then prison is not the answer. There should be a different place for youth offenders. Prison is too violent, and the necessary programs that can contribute to young prisoners’ rehabilitation are underfunded. Rehabilitation is only possible in an environment that is conducive to education, where young prisoners can gain insight into their behavior to produce a positive transformation.