The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 28, 2009
Furlough case Judge Roesch at work - and in court - today

As thousands of state workers  - and readers of this blog - wait for three important rulings in their campaign to stop state furloughs, one reader wondered aloud today whether Alameda County Superior Court Justice Frank Roesch was even at work this week.

We're monitoring the court case on the Web all week, watching for the rulings, but the reader - who goes by the Web moniker "dontboxmein", suggested I make a call. 

So, I did.

The State Worker can now report that Judge Roesch was at work, on the bench and hearing cases in Department 31 in Oakland this morning, a department official confirmed.

No word on whether he plans to deliver his ruling this week.

However, it's a short four-day week for Roesch; all courts are closed Friday, New Year's Day.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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