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see & buy her book
Thought It Could Happen In This Country"
from the book jacket:
I Never Thought It Could Happen In This County is a
personal account of the long and painful exploration of the American legal
system and the unscrupulous practices of American big business. The
extensive study of law was not something the author ever planned or intended to
do. She was propelled into it almost against her will by her refusal to be
a silent victim of discrimination and harassment or to accept a meaningless and
humiliating settlement from CIGNA, her former employer.
The author embarked on the path of litigation
because she had no doubt that unlike the lawless former Soviet Union where she
grew up, the United States had a legal system that followed the law and provided
all the freedoms guaranteed by the American Constitution.
After ten years and $200,000 spent on
litigation, she made a shocking discovery: while the legal process in the United
States indeed follows the law, the law does not guarantee anything, least
of all, the freedoms granted by the Constitution. The author came to the
conclusion that, in clear violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, the American
law is nothing more than institutionalized arbitrariness.
Stella Chertkova graduated from the University of Leningrad, Russia, with
an MS in mathematics. She and her three-year-old son came to the US in
1975 as refugees from the former Soviet Union. Ms. Chertkova's career in
the US includes systems programming, software engineering, system architecture,
and independent consulting..."
(current) rules & procedures
for federal judicial misconduct complaints
Chertkova's July 27, 2000 judicial misconduct complaint against U.S. District
Court Judge A. Covello (District of Connecticut)
2nd Circuit's August 3,
2000 letter of acknowledgment
November 13, 2000 letter
Chertkova's November 17, 2000 letter
November 28, 2000 letter
Circuit's December 6, 200 letter enclosing the November 21, 2000 order of 2nd
Circuit Chief Judge John Walker dismissing complaint
Stella Chertkova's petition for review
2nd Circuit's letter of acknowledgment
2nd Circuit's letter enclosing Judicial Council's
denial of petition