Re "Brown should veto bill so courts can contract out in dire times" (Editorials, Sept. 24): More research on the part of the editorial board would have revealed that Assembly Bill 566 does not prevent contracting out or privatization of court services. To the contrary -- it simply establishes standards that most other branches of state government already abide by.
The judicial branch has for some time not complied with basic, commomsense public accountability. If these standards had been applied to the development and abandonment of the court computer system, taxpayers would not have seen over $500 million wasted. We need the judicial branch to comply with good government standards just like the rest of state government.
-- Arnella Sims, Los Angeles