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"Disruption of Congress"

THE APPEALS

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court


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Media -- & Academia: Supreme Court

                                              [also what the media did in the D.C. Superior Court]

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MISSING IN ACTION
D.C. COURT OF APPEALS:
 

Ralph Nader & established/establishment organizations -- both the supposed "non-partisan, good-government" ones and those on the left & right --which purport to concern themselves with federal judicial selection, the rule of law, &/or enhancing citizen participation in our democracy and accountable government

                     BACKGROUND:  Prior requests for amicus curiae support & other assistance
                                    
  SEE  Searching for Champions (Correspondence)- Nader
                                              
Searching for Champions (Correspondence) - Organizations

 

                               -- BACKGROUND READING in VILLAGE VOICE

                            "The Scourge of Her Conviction", February 2-8, 2005, by Kristen Lombardi
                            & 
Elena Sassower's L
etter to the Editor, "Activists, Judges" (February 16, 2005)




TO RALPH NADER & established/establishment ORGANIZATIONS: 
                   Public Citizen
                   Common Cause
                   People for the American Way
                   Alliance for Justice
                   Brennan Center for Justice
                   American Judicature Society
                   The Constitution Project's Courts Initiative
                   Justice at Stake Campaign
                   Appleseed Foundation
                   Open Society Policy Center
                   Open Society Institute - Washington Office                   
                   Washington Legal Foundation
                   Judicial Watch
                   Cato Institute
                   Free Legal Foundation
  

         Elena Sassower's May 27, 2005 memo --
     
       "RE:  Furthering 'Basic Citizen Rights -- and the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation n Federal Judicial Selection', as well as Fundamental Judicial Accountability by your Amicus Curiae and Other Assistance in the Appeal of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"

         Elena Sassower's August 23, 2005 memo --
 
           "RE:  AMICUS CURIAE BRIEFS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 14, 2005 in the Consolidated Appeals of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"

 


AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA)
& NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD (DC CHAPTER)

                                                                               
prior correspondence -- ACLU
       

        
Elena Sassower's June 1, 2005 memo to ACLU (National Capital Area) --
             "RE:  Furthering 'Basic Citizen Rights -- and the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation in Federal Judicial Selection', as well as Fundamental Judicial Accountability by your Amicus Curiae and Other Assistance in the Appeal of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"
               

         Elena Sassower's June 2, 2005 memo to District of Columbia National Lawyers Guild --
            
"RE:  Furthering 'Basic Citizen Rights -- and the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation in Federal Judicial Selection', as well as Fundamental Judicial Accountability by your Amicus Curiae and Other Assistance in the Appeal of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"
               

         Elena Sassower's August 23, 2005 memo --
            
  "RE:  AMICUS CURIAE BRIEFS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 14, 2005 in the Consolidated Appeals of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"


                                        subsequent correspondence -- National Lawyers Guild

 


GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR  JONATHAN TURLEY 

                                       prior correspondence -- Academia: Turley                                     

         Elena Sassower's June 6, 2005 letter --
           
  "RE:  Adding substance to your quoted comments in the article, 'The Scourge of Her Conviction' (Village Voice, Feb. 2-8, 2005) by your amicus curiae and other assistance in the appeal of the 'disruption of Congress' case"
          

         Elena Sassower's August 19, 2005 letter --
             
"RE:  Giving substance to your quoted comments in the article, 'The Scourge of Her Conviction' (Village Voice, Feb. 2-8, 2005) in the appeal of the 'disruption of Congress' case"

 


 
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MISSING IN ACTION

U.S. SUPREME COURT

SOLICITATIONS FOR AMICUS CURIAE & OTHER ASSISTANCE

                                                SEE:  BACKGROUND --
                                        Searching for Champions (Correspondence) - Nader
                                        Searching for Champions (Correspondence) - Organizations

JUSTICE AT STAKE CAMPAIGN (Executive Director Bert Brandenburg)
     & ITS CAMPAIGN PARTNERS

                    specifically --

                    T
he Constitution Project
                    American Judicature Society
                    Brennan Center for Justice
                    Appleseed Foundation
                    Common Cause
                    Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
                    Fund for Modern Courts

          Elena Sassower's June 19, 2007 memo --

         
     "RE: Championing Judicial Independence at the U.S. Supreme Court by Amicus Curiae Support for Cert Petition in "Disruption of Congress" Case"     
                  
  cc:  Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

          Elena Sassower's July 2, 2007 memo --
            
  "RE:  'Working to Keep Our Courts Fair and Impartial' -- As Empirically Tested by
               the 'Disruption of Congress' Case..."         
   
                 cc:  Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley                

          Elena Sassower's August 24, 2007 memo --
            
  "RE: Championing Judicial Independence at the U.S. Supreme Court by your amicus curiae support for the filed and docketed cert petition in the 'disruption of Congress' case"
               
     cc:  Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley


RALPH NADER
    & ORGANIZATIONS, LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE

               specifically --
                   Public Citizen,
                   Alliance for Justice
                   People for the American Way
                   Common Cause
                   Washington Legal Foundation
                   Judicial Watch
                   Cato Institute
                   Free Legal Foundation


     
Elena Sassower's June 22, 2007 memo --
          
"RE: Championing Basic Citizen Rights, the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation in Federal Judicial Selection, and Fundamental Judicial Accountability by Your Amicus Curiae Support for U.S. Supreme Court Review of the Cert Petition in the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"
                 
   
  cc:  Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

              
June 22, 2007 e-mail from Marion Edwyn Harrison
                   
      Elena Sassower's August 24, 2007 memo --
        
  "RE: Championing Basic Citizen Rights, the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation in Federal Judicial Selection, and Fundamental Judicial Accountability by your amicus curiae support for the filed and docketed cert petition in the 'disruption of Congress' case"
                   
 
  cc:  Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

               August 24, 2007 e-mail response from Bob Thompson
 
                      cc:  including Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

"RIGHT-WING"  ORGANIZATIONS:   
           Committee for Justice
              Judicial Confirmation Network
              Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
               Institute for Justice             

    Elena Sassower's July 2, 2007 memo --
        
"RE: Championing Basic Citizen Rights, the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation
          in Federal Judicial Selection, and Fundamental Judicial Accountability by Your Amicus Curiae Support for U.S. Supreme Court Review of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"
               cc:  including Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley


    Elena Sassower's August 24, 2007 memo --
       
"RE: Championing Basic Citizen Rights, the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation
         in Federal Judicial Selection, and Fundamental Judicial Accountability by your amicus curiae support for the filed and docketed cert petition in the 'disruption of Congress' case"
                     cc:  including Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley
 

ACLU OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA:
                                              
prior correspondence -- ACLU
     
  Elena Sassower's June 26, 2007 memo --
"RE: Championing Basic Citizen Rights, the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation
           in Federal Judicial Selection, and Fundamental Judicial Accountability by Your Amicus Curiae Support for U.S. Supreme Court Review of the Cert Petition in the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"
                      cc:  including Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

         
NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD:

                                   
prior correspondence -- National Lawyers Guild
    
Elena Sassower's June 15, 2007memo --
        
"RE: Amicus Curiae & Other Support of U.S. Supreme Court Review of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"     
                      cc:  including Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

     
G
EORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR JONATHAN TURLEY:


       Elena Sassower's June 13, 2007 letter --
         
"RE: Amicus Curiae & Other Legal & Media Assistance in support of U.S. Supreme Court review of the 'disruption of Congress' case"

       Elena Sassower's August 2, 2007 e-mail --
        
   "RE: 'Disruption of Congress' Cert Petition: Can I meet with you?"
                   

 

 

 
 

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