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Testimony and Written Statements


CJA's testimony at the July 20, 2011 public hearing of New York's Commission on Judicial Compensation
       testimony of Elena Sassower at 03:12:58 - 03:24:23
VIDEO (windows player)  [apparently removed by Commission on Judicial Compensation -- & not accessible from their website]
VIDEO
(real media player)  [apparently removed by Commission on Judicial Compensation --& not accessible from their website]

click here for:
 
CJA's judicial compensation webpage to which she referred --
with its posting of CJA's letters to the Commission,
most importantly those of May 23rd and June 23rd

            Here's the substantiating documentation she submitted:                               

       (1)  "NO PAY RAISES FOR NYS JUDGES WHO CORRUPT JUSTICE -- THE MONEY BELONGS TO THE VICTIMS"  (copies handed up for each Commissioner)

       (2) CJA's final two motions in its 2-1/2 year public interest lawsuit vs NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct   [click here for the entire record --
                       see:  left sidebar panel: Test Case-State-(Commission)]

        CJA's OCTOBER 15, 2002 MOTION FOR REARGUMENT, VACATUR FOR FRAUD, LACK OF
       
JURISDICTION, DISCLOSURE & OTHER RELIEF

         TABLE OF EXHIBITS

Exhibit A:  CJA's October 7, 2002 letter to Chief Motion Clerk
Exhibit B-1: Court of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order (#581)

Exhibit B-2: CJA's May 1, 2002 notice of motion for disqualification/disclosure & pp. 1-8 of moving affidavit

Exhibit C-1: Ct of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order (#719)

Exhibit C-2: CJA's May 1, 2002 notice of appeal

Exhibit C-3: CJA's June 17, 2002 notice of motion for sanctions, etc. vs. Attorney General

Exhibit D: NYS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers v. Kaye, 95 NY2d 556 (2000)
Exhibit E-1: Ct of Appeals' decision/order in Schulz v. NYS Legislature (Mo.# 1075)

Exhibit E-2 Schulz v. NYS Legislature, 92 NY2d 917 (1998)

Exhibit F-1: Sims v. NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct, 62 NY2d 884 (1984)

Exhibit F-2: NY Criminal and Civil Bar Association v. NY, 46 NY2d 730 (1978)

Exhibit G: Robert Schulz' August 17, 1998 disqualification motion in Schulz v. NYS Legislature

CJA's OCTOBER 24, 2002 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL TO THE COURT OF APPEALS

       TABLE OF EXHIBITS
Exhibit A-1: Appellate Division's December 18, 2001 decision/order

Exhibit A-2: Appellate Division's March 26, 2002 order

Exhibit B-1: Ct of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order on disqualification (#581)  Exhibit B-2: Ct of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order on notice of appeal and sanctions (#719) 

Exhibit C: Justice Wetzel's January 31, 2000 decision/order
Exhibit D: Justice Cahn's July 13, 1995 decision/order in Doris L. Sassower v. Commission
Exhibit E: Justice Lehner's September 30, 1999 decision/order in Mantell v. Commission
Exhibit F:  Appellate Division's November 16, 2000 decision/order in Mantell v. Commission
Exhibit G: CJA's March 3, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye, with inventory of transmitted record
Exhibit H:  3-page analysis of Cahn's July 13, 1995 decision in Doris Sassower v. Commission
Exhibit I:  13-page analysis of Justice Lehner's September 30, 1999 decision in Mantell v. Commission
Exhibit J:  March 27, 2000 letter of Counsel, Unified Court System
Exhibit K: 1-page analysis of Appellate Division's December 16, 2000 decision in Mantell v. Commission
Exhibit L-1: 19-page analysis of Appellate Division's December 18, 2001 decision (1/7/02 notice-complaint)
Exhibit L-2: Commission's February 27, 2002 acknowledgment letter
Exhibit M-1: "I rise in defense of state courts", Chief Judge Kaye, Daily News, 1/17/02
Exhibit M-2: "State judicial system is accountable to public", Judge Kaye, Albany Times Union, 2/10/02

          (3)   CJA's draft statement prepared for Senate Judiciary Committee's aborted December 16, 2009 hearing

          (4)  CJA's two March 6, 2007opposition statements to confirmation by the NYS Senate of Chief Judge Judith Kaye to the NY Court of Appeals: 
 OPPOSITION STATEMENT OF ELENA SASSOWER  &  OPPOSITION STATEMENT OF DORIS L. SASSOWER


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CJA's January 26, 2010 Comment to the Commission on Judicial Nomination's Post-Comment Revised Rules

         
Exhibit F-1:    CJA’s November 24, 2009 letter addressed to the attention of Commission Counsel & Records Access
                                 Officer Stephen P. Younger – “RE: The Commission’s ‘Transparency’ – & Compliance with F.O.I.L. &
                                  22 N.Y.C.R.R.
§7101” 
          Exhibit F-2:     CJA’s November 27, 2009 letter addressed to the attention of Commission Counsel & Records Access Officer
                               Younger – “RE: The Commission’s ‘Transparency’ – & Compliance with F.O.I.L. & 22 N.Y.C.R.R.
§7101”
         
Exhibit G-1:    December 23, 2009 letter from Commission Assistant Counsel Norman W. Kee
          Exhibit G-2:    January 15, 2010 letter from Commission Assistant Counsel Kee
          Exhibit H:       CJA’s January 20, 2010 letter addressed to the attention of Commission Assistant Counsel Kee –
                              “RE: Clarification & Follow-Up:  Your December 23, 2009 letter
          Exhibit I:        January 21, 2010 letter from Commission Assistant Counsel Kee
          Exhibit J-1:     CJA’s September 24, 2009 covermemo to New York State Bar
                              Association and other bar association/good government recipients – “RE:  Building Dialogue &
                              Scholarship: ‘Merit Selection’ to the New York Court of Appeals”  [hand-elivered to the
                               Commission’s office in Counsel Younger’s law firm on that date]
          Exhibit J-2:     CJA’s November 24, 2009 covermemo to Commission on Judicial Nomination – “RE: Reforming [the] Court
                               of  Appeals Nominating System’ by Re-introducing Bill A-3866-A & Other Legislation”
                                     [faxed and e-mailed to Commission Counsel Younger on thatdate]

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CJA's September 21, 2009 Comment to the Commission on Judicial Nomination's Proposed Revised Rules
              
        Exhibit A-1:      Merit System For Choosing Judges Isn’t A Cure-all”, NYT, 1/28/79 
        Exhibit A-2:      “Cuomo Clashes With Committee Over Judgeships: Asks Panel to
                               Disregard Law on Nominations
”, NYT, 12/20/82
        Exhibit A-3:      “The Dispute Over Selections for Court of Appeals”, NYT, 12/27/82
        Exhibit A-4(a):   “The Campaign for Governor is Over: What’s on Trial Is How Best to Pick Judges”,   NYT, 12/29/82, editorial  
        Exhibit A-4(b):    “Judges Are Better Elected Than Selected”, NYT, 1/11/83, 
                                 letter to the editor by Assembly Speaker Stanley Fink
        Exhibit A-5:       “Cuomo Requests Greater Leeway To Select Judges: Seeks Revised Procedure for Top Court in State”,
                                NYT, 12/30/82
        Exhibit A-6:      “Picking of Judges Assailed by Cuomo: Wants More Options in Filling Appeals Court Vacancies”, NYT, 8/15/83
        Exhibit A-7:      “Judge Selection for New York’s High Court: The System Works”, NYT, 8/30/83, letter to the editor by Senate
                               Minority Leader Manfred Orenstein 
        Exhibit A-8:      “Cuomo Gets Names For Top Court Job: He Criticizes
                               Lack of Diversity in List of 7 for Chief Judge
”, NYT, 12/2/84
        Exhibit A-9:      “Challenge for Cuomo: Picking Judges”, NYT, 12/7/84
        Exhibit A-10:   “How Manhattan Stole the Judiciary”, NYLJ, 12/9/93, by Appellate Division Justice William C. Thompson
        Exhibit B-1:    “Court of Appeals Candidates Are Named”, NYLJ, 12/3/02
        Exhibit B-2:    “Few Appellate Judges Apply for Wesley’s Seat”, NYLJ, 9/18/03
        Exhibit B-3:    “Model for Selecting Top Court Judges Reveals Its Flaws”, NYLJ, 11/13/03
        Exhibit C:      “Semi-Secret Court of Appeals Nominations Draws Criticism”, NYLJ, 11/2/00
        Exhibit D-1:   May 10, 1978 letter from Assemblyman Charles Henderson to Governor Hugh Carey, from legislative bill jacket,
                           Chapter 156, Laws of 1978
        Exhibit D-2:   Election Flyer: “On Tuesday, November 8, 1977 For Better Courts Vote YES on Court Reform Amendments”
        Exhibit E-1:   “Wider Selection Urged for Governor”, NYLJ, 12/23/82, letter to the editor by Supreme Court Justice James J. Leff
        Exhibit E-2:   “Changes Needed In Judicial Selection”, NYLJ, 11/30/82, letter to editor by Acting Supreme Court Justice Walter M. Schackman

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April 18, 2008:  CJA's Comments to the Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct -- Proposed Revision to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges

      SEE: Corruption of Federal Judicial Discipline


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October 15, 2007:  Statement to the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Conduct & Disability Commenting on the Draft Rules Governing Judicial Conduct & Disability Proceedings

     SEE: Corruption of Federal Judicial Discipline


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MARCH 6, 2007:  CJA's written statement in opposition to New York State Senate confirmation of New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye's reappointment

                 Also, Doris L. Sassower's opposition statement

SEE: Corruption of "Merit Selection' to New York's Highest State Court:  JUDITH S. KAYE


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February 12, 2007CJA's written statement in opposition to New York State Senate confirmation of Theodore T. Jones, Jr. to the New York Court of Appeals
 
      A-1  
CJA's January 16, 2007 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee
      A-4 
 CJA's February 9, 2007 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee
      A-7  
Commission on Judicial Nomination's November 30, 2006 report
      A-12 
CJA's February 12, 2007 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee


SEE: Corruption of "Merit Selection' to New York's Highest State Court:   THEODORE T. JONES, JR.


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September 14, 2006: CJA's testimony in opposition to New York State Senate confirmation of Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. to the New York Court of Appeals

Appendix:
A-1      CJA's September 5, 2006 letter to NYS Senate Judiciary  Committee Chairman John F. DeFrancisco
A-3      Chairman DeFrancisco's September 8, 2006 letter to CJA
A-5      "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", CJA's Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, November 16, 1996
A-6      “Restraining ‘Liars in the Courtroom’ and on the Public Payroll”, CJA’s $3,077 public interest ad, New York Law Journal, August 27, 1997, pp. 3-4
A-9      CJA’s April 18, 1996 letter to David Gruenberg, former counsel to the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee – to which Governor Pataki’s then counsel, Michael Finnegan, was an indicated recipient, sent a copy by certified mail/return receipt
A-14    CJA’s April 29, 1996 letter to Michael Finnegan, Governor Pataki’s then counsel, sent certified mail/return receipt
A-19    Governor Pataki’s January 9, 1997 Nomination of Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. to be an interim Supreme Court Justice for the Eighth Judicial District
A-20     NYS Senate Judiciary Committee’s February 4, 1997 notice of meeting to consider the nomination of Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. as interim Supreme Court Justice
A-21    NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination’s July 20, 2006 letter-report to the Governor, with enclosed “summary of the careers of the recommended candidates”

SEE: Corruption of "Merit Selection' to New York's Highest State Court:  EUGENE F. PIGOTT, JR.
 

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January 12, 2004: CJA's testimony in opposition to New York State Senate confirmation of Robert S. Smith to the New York Court of Appeals

Referred-to &/or Accompanying Documents

(1)CJA's October 16, 2000 report on the Commission on Judicial Nomination's corruption of "merit selection" to the NY Court of Appeals

(2)CJA's November 13, 2000 report on the complicitous roles of the bar associations in the corruption of "merit selection" to the NY Court of Appeals

(3)CJA's December 19, 2003 letter to NYS Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman DeFrancisco

(4)CJA's December 6, 2003 letter to NY Governor Pataki.

(5)CJA's December 26, 2003 letter to Governor Pataki.

(6)CJA's December 22, 2003 letter to NYS Comptroller.

(7)CJA's January 2, 2004 letter to Local Governmental Assistance Corporation.

SEE: Corruption of "Merit Selection' to New York's Highest State Court: ROBERT S. SMITH
 

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January 22, 2003: CJA's written statement in opposition to Senate confirmation of Court of Claims Judge Susan P. Read to the New York Court of Appeals

   Accompanying Appendix

(1) CJA's January 14, 2003 letter to Chairman DeFrancisco.

(2) CJA's January 17, 2003 letter to Chairman DeFrancisco.

(3) CJA's January 14, 2003 letter to Governor Pataki's counsel.

(4) CJA's January 16, 2003 letter to Governor Pataki's counsel.

(5) CJA's January 20, 2003 letter to Governor Pataki's counsel.

Relevant referred-to documents

CJA's November 13, 2000 letter to Chairman Lack.

CJA's October 16, 2000 report on the Commission on Judicial Nomination's corruption of "merit selection" to the Court of Appeals.

CJA's November 13, 2000 report on the complicitous role of the bar associations in the corruption of "merit selection" to the NY Court of Appeals.

SEE: Corruption of "Merit Selection' to New York's Highest State Court: SUSAN P. READ

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July 3, 2001:  CJA's statement for inclusion in the record of the June 26, 2001 hearing, "Should Ideology Matter: Judicial Nominations 2001", held by the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts.

Accompanying Annexed Exhibits
        Exhibit A-1:  CJA's May 27, 1996 letter to Senator Hatch, Chairman/Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit A-2:  CJA's May 22, 1996 letter to Chief Counsel/Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight
                            and the Courts
        Exhibit A-3:   CJA's March 21, 2001 letter to President George W. Bush
        Exhibit A-4:  March 26, 2001 letter from Bradford Berenson, Associate Counsel to the President
        Exhibit B-1: CJA's May 18, 1992 letter to Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell
        Exhibit B-2: CJA's Letter to the Editor, "Untrustworthy Ratings", NYT, 7/17/92
        Exhibit C: CJA's October 31, 1995 letter to Patricia Hynes, Second Circuit Representative/
                         ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary
         Exhibit D-1 Senator Strom Thurmond's June 13, 1996 letter to CJA
        Exhibit D-2: pp. 4-5 of Senate Judiciary Committee's May 21, 1996 hearing on "The Role of the ABA in the
                         Judicial Selection Process"
        Exhibit E: CJA's April 26, 1996 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit F:  Chairman Hatch's June 12, 1996 letter to CJA
        Exhibit G-1: CJA's June 18, 1996 letter to Chairman Hatch
        Exhibit G-2: CJA's June 26, 1996 fax to Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit H: Pages 790-1 of transcript of Senate Judiciary Committee's June 25, 1996 "hearing" on the
                       confirmation of Lawrence Kahn's nomination to the District Court for the Northern District of NY
        Exhibit I-1: CJA's June 28, 1996 letter to Chairman Hatch
        Exhibit I-2: Certified mail/return receipts to/from Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott &
                        Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, as well as fax coversheets and transmittal receipts
        Exhibit J-1:  CJA's July 15, 1996 faxed memo to Senate Judiciary Committee counsel
        Exhibit J-2: CJA's July 15, 1996 fax to Legislative Assistant to Senate Majority Leader Lott
        Exhibit J-3: CJA's July 15, 1996 fax to Legislative Assistant to Senate Minority Leader Daschle
        Exhibit J-4: CJA's July 15, 1996 letter to Chief Counsel/Senator Herbert Kohl
        Exhibit J-5: CJA's July 16, 1996 letter to staff/Senate Minority Leader Daschle
        Exhibit J-6: CJA's itemized phone bill
        Exhibit J-7: descriptive chronology of CJA's Senate contacts, July 15-July 16, 1996
        Exhibit K:  July 15, 1996 memo to Senate Judiciary Committee from Bill Van Allen & Faye Rabenda
        Exhibit L: Senate confirmation of Lawrence Kahn to District Court/NDNY
        Exhibit M-1: CJA's July 30, 1998 letter to Leah Belaire/Investigative Counsel/Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit M-2: CJA's August 3, 1998 letter to staff/Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit M-3: CJA's August 19, 1998 letter to Leah Belaire/Investigative Counsel/Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit N-1: "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", by Elena Sassower, The Long Term
                          
View (Massachusetts School of Law) (summer 1997)
       
Exhibit N-2: CJA's March 10, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee
       
Exhibit N-3: CJA's March 23, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee
       
Exhibit O-1: CJA's statement for inclusion in the record of the House Judiciary Committee's June 11, 1998
                          
"Oversight Hearing of the Administration and Operation of the Federal Judiciary"
       
Exhibit O-2: Coversheet to Compendium substantiating CJA's s statement
       
Exhibit O-3:  CJA's June 19, 1998 memo to counsel/House Judiciary Committee

       
        
Other referred-to documents       SEE:  Judicial Selection -- Federal:
                         
1992-3:   Andrew O'Rourke          1996:   Lawrence Kahn         1998:  Alvin K. Hellerstein


                              
SEE: Judicial Discipline -- Federal
                         
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Ju
ne 11, 1998: CJA’s Statement for inclusion in the record of the House Judiciary Committee’s Oversight Hearing of the Administration and Operation of the Federal Judiciary.

    Accompanying Compendium of Documents Annexed to the Statement
    CJA's March 10, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee

          CJA's published article, "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", The Long Term   
          View (Massachusetts School of Law) (summer 1997)

    CJA's March 10, 1998 fax coversheets/receipts of certified mailing
    CJA's March 23, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee
          Ex. A: CJA's March 13, 1998 letter to Professor Burbank
          Ex. B: Professor Burbank's March 15, 1998 fax
          Ex. C: CJA's March 16, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee
          Ex. D: CJA's July 22, 1993 letter to National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal
          Ex. E: CJA's June 9, 1993 letter to Counsel/House Judiciary Committee
    CJA's March 23, 1998 fax coversheet to House Judiciary Committee
    CJA's May 22, 1998 letter to House Judiciary Committee
          CJA's April 24, 1998 testimony before the Commission on Structural Alternatives for the Federal Courts of
          Appeals
                  "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law", $16,600 ad, NYT, 10/26/94
                  "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", $3,077 ad, NYLJ, 8/27/97
    CJA's May 29, 1998 letter to Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
    CJA's June 5, 1998 letter to House Judiciary Committee
        
Correspondence with House Judiciary Committee during Democratic control:
         CJA's July 29, 1993 letter to Counsel
         CJA's August 26, 1993 letter to Counsel
         January 4, 1994 letter from Counsel
         CJA's January 31, 1994 letter to Counsel
         CJA's December 2, 1994 letter to Counsel
         CJA's December 27, 1994 letter to Counsel
        
Correspondence with House Judiciary Committee following the Republican take-over
         CJA's February 2, 1995 letter to staff
         CJA's June 30, 1995 letter to Counsel
         CJA's July 10, 1995 letter to Asst. Counsel
         July 20, 1995 letter from Asst. Counsel
         CJA's November 8, 1995 letter to Asst. Counsel
         CJA's December 1, 1995 letter to Asst. Counsel
         CJA's January 29, 1996 to Counsel/Democratic Minority Side
         CJA's March 28, 1996 letter to Chief Counsel
         CJA's January 20, 1998 fax to Counsel

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April 24, 1998: CJA’s Statement at the Hearing of the Commission on Structural Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals.

               See webpage for Commission on Structural Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals  

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May 14, 1997: CJA’s Statement at the Hearing of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
                                          
                              See: Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of NY

Relevant referred-to documents

(1) CJA's May 5, 1997 notice, with 3-page analysis

(2) "Commission Abandons Investigative Mandate", ltr to editor, NYLJ, 8/14/95

(3) "A Call for Concerted Action", ad, NYLJ, 11/20/96

(4) NOTICE OF RIGHT TO SEEK INTERVENTION, NOTICE OF PETITION, & VERIFIED PETITION -- Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of New York (NY Co. #95-109141)

Exhibit A: October 26, 1994 ad-complaint, "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?"

Exhibit B-1: Martindale-Hubbell law listing, 1989

Exhibit B-2: Elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 1989

Exhibit C: October 5, 1989 judicial misconduct complaint

Exhibit D: October 24, 1991 judicial misconduct complaint
Exhibit E: January 2, 1992 judicial misconduct complaint
Exhibit F: December 4, 1992 judicial misconduct complaint

Exhibit G:  September 19, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint

Exhibit H: October 5, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint
Exhibit I: October 26, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint
Exhibit J: December 5, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint

Exhibit K: Commission acknowledgment letters

Exhibit L: Commission dismissal letters

Exhibit M: January 22, 1993 letter to Commission

Exhibit N:  May 20, 1986 judicial misconduct complaint

 

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November 28, 1995: CJA’s Two-Part Statement (ONE & TWO) at the Hearing of the Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts.
             

       See webpage for   Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial & Ethnic Fairness in the Courts


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December 9, 1994: CJA’s Statement at the Hearing of the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

       See webpage for   Long-Range Planning Committee of the Judicial Conference

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December 15, 1993: CJA’s Statement at the Hearing of the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, in Opposition to the Confirmation of Justice Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick to the New York Court of Appeals.


    
Appendix Documents Substantiating NJC/CJA's Written Statement
     1977 Amendment to the NYS Constitution
     1978 Legislative statute, Judiciary Law Sec. 66 & 67
     Doris Sassower's October 27, 1993 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee counsel
     Senate Judiciary Committee counsel's November 4, 1993 letter
     Transcript pages from March 17, 1993 confirmation of Ct of Appeals Judge Kaye to be Chief Judge
     NYLJ, December 2, 1993
     NYT, December 2, 1993
     NYT, February 16, 1992
     First two pages of NJC's May 1, 1992 critique of federal judicial selection -- to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
     Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Gov. Cuomo -- sent to NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
     Commission on Judicial Conduct's October 31, 1991 acknowledgment letter
     Doris Sassower's January 2, 1992 letter to Commission on Judicial Conduct

         "Impartial Body Must Oversee Courts", Letter to Editor, Paul Pontorno, Gannett, December 30, 1991
         Doris Sassower's October 31, 1991 letter to Gov. Cuomo
         Doris Sassower's December 19, 1991 letter to Gov. Cuomo
                  Justice Kahn's October 16, 1990 decision
                  Eye-witness affidavit of Professor Vincent Bonelli
                  Eye-witness affidavit of Eli Vigliano, Esq.
                  Eye-witness affirmation of David Cohen, Esq.
     Commission on Judicial Conduct's January 7, 1992 letter dismissing the October 24, 1991 complaint
     Commission on Judicial Conduct's January 13, 1992 letter acknowledging the January 2, 1992 complaint
     Commission on Judicial Conduct's April 22, 1992 letter dismissing the January 2, 19/92 complaint

     Doris Sassower's December 4, 1992 judicial misconduct complaint to the Commission on Judicial Conduct
                  Affidavit & calendar, establishing fraud committed by Justice Fredman on July 10, 1989
                  Ethics opinion & page reflecting $ contributions to Justice Fredman's election campaign
     Commission on Judicial Conduct's January 15, 1993 acknowledgment letter
     Commission on Judicial Conduct's January 20, 1993 dismissal letter
     Doris Sassower's January 22, 1993 complaint letter to the Commission on Judicial Conduct


SEE: Corruption of "Merit Selection' to New York's Highest State Court:
   CARMEN BEAUCHAMP CIPARICK
 

 

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September 7, 1993: NJC/CJA's written statement at the Hearing of the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, in Opposition to Confirmation of Justice Howard Levine to the New York Court of Appeals.

    Compendium of Appendix Documents Substantiating Written Opposition Statement
    1989 Three-Year Judge Trading Deal
    Eye-witness affidavits/affirmation to Election Law violations at Judicial Nominating Conventions
          Affidavit of Professor Vincent Bonelli
          Affidavit of Eli Vigliano, Esq.
          Affirmation of David Cohen, Esq.
    Supreme Ct Justice Lawrence Kahn's October 16, 1990 decision, dismissing the petition
    Appellate Division/3rd Dept. May 2, 1991 decision, affirming dismissal on other grounds
    July 25, 1991 motion for reargument/renewal/recusal or, alternative, leave to appeal to the Ct of Appeals
         Affidavit of Doris L. Sassower, Esq.
               Ex. C:  October 31, 1990 letter from NYS Board of Elections
               Ex D:   Affirmation of Service of Specifications of Objections
               Ex. E:  Board of Election records of cross-endorsements of App. Div. judges
               Ex. F:  October 19, 1990 letter from Sassower concerning denial of automatic Election Law preference
               Ex. G:  October 19, 1990 letter from Clerk of App. Div. adhering to denial of preference
   Memorandum of Law in support of reargument/renewal/recusal, or alternatively, leave to appeal
   Exhibit B to Eli Vigliano's August 15, 1991 affirmation in reply/opposition: August 1, 1991 memo to Ct of Appeals
   App. Division/3rd Dept's October 17, 1991decision denying motion for reargument/renewal/recusal/leave, etc.
   Addendum:  Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Gov. Cuomo for appointment of special prosecutor

SEE: Corruption of "Merit Selection' to New York's Highest State Court:  
HOWARD A. LEVINE

 

 

 

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