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PRESIDENTIAL & CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS - 2016


Demanding Accountability:

Would-Be President HILLARY CLINTON
(& U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Members Leahy, Schumer, & Grassley)

click here for: 
"PAPER TRAIL TO JAIL --

"Disruption of Congress" Case


CJA's April 23, 2003 letter to Home-State Senator Clinton
  
             CJA's April 23, 2003 letter to Home-State Senator Schumer

            Enclosed Substantiating Evidence --

CJA's March 26, 2003 statement to American Bar Association & Association of the Bar of the City of New York -- particularizing documentary evidence establishing the unfitness of Judge Rich Wesley & Kevin Castel, Esq. for the federal judgeships to which they were nominated
      Ex A-1:  ABA's "Evaluation Criteria"
      Ex A-2:  City Bar's "Guidelines for Evaluating Candidates for Judicial
                 Office"
      Ex B:    pages from Wesley's questionnaire
      Ex. C:   pages from August 17, 2001 motion for disqualification &
                 disclosure in Appellate Division, First Dept.
      Ex D:    October 6, 1998 judicial misconduct complaint
      Ex E:     pages from Castel's questionnaire
      Ex F-1:  "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public
                   Payroll
", CJA's $3,077 ad, NYLJ, August 27, 1997
      Ex F-2:  "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline",
                  by Elena Sassower, The Long Term View
                  (Massachusetts School of Law) summer 1997

THE FINAL TWO MOTIONS IN THE COMMISSION CASE:

                 [Test Cases-State (Commission)]

(1)  Elena Sassower's October 15, 2002 motion for reargument, vacatur for fraud, lack of jurisdiction, disclosure & other relief  

Exhibit A:  Sassower's October 7, 2002 letter to Chief Motion Clerk
Exhibit B-1: Court of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order (#581)
Exhibit B-2: Sassower'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: Sassower's May 1, 2002 notice of appeal
Exhibit C-3: Sassower'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

(2)  Elena Sassower's October 24, 2002 motion for leave to appeal

          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 (January 7, 2002 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, January 17, 2002
Exhibit M-2: "State judicial system is accountable to public",
                  
Judge Kaye, Albany Times Union, February 10, 2002

    CJA's September 18, 2000 letter to Castel
        -- CJA's June 20, 2000 letter to City Bar President Davis


       CJA's April 2, 2003 letter to Wesley & Castel

     CJA's July 14, 2001 letter to Home-State Senator Clinton

CJA's July 3, 2001 letter to Senator Charles Schumer, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Courts Subcommittee, for inclusion in the record of its hearing "Should Ideology Matter?"
      Exhibit A-1:  CJA's May 27, 1996 letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Hatch
      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
                        President Bush
      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 New York
      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 (Mass. School of Law) (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


CJA's July 11, 2001 letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee

CJA's July 11, 2001 letter to Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle & Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott


CJA's July 14, 2001 letter to President George W. Bush


         CJA's July 26, 2001 memo to Home-State Senator Clinton 

 

CJA's May 2, 2003 letter to Senator Clinton's Legislative Correspondent -- faxing again the April 23, 2003 letter
 

 

cc: Home-State Senators Schumer & Clinton -- CJA's May 5, 2003 memorandum-letter to Senate Judiciary Comittee Chairman Hatch & Ranking Member Leahy, requesting that they call on the American Bar Association and Association of the Bar of the City of New York to reconcile their bare bones ratings with CJA's March 26, 2003 written statement.  
      Ex A: CJA's July 3, 2001 letter to Subcommittee Chairman Schumer,
              as reprinted in the record of the Senate Judiciary Committee's
              June 26, 2001 hearing on "The Judicial Nomination and
              Confirmation Process"
      Ex B: CJA's May 27, 1996 letter to Chairman Hatch, as reprinted in
              the record of the Senate Judiciary Committee's May 21, 1996
              hearing on "The Role of the American Bar Association in the
              Judicial Selection Process"
      Ex C: pp. 27-28 of Common Cause Report Assembly-Line Approval
      Ex D: Testimony of Miller Center Commission on Federal Judicial
             Selection at Senate Judiciary Committee's May 21, 1996 hearing
             on "The Role of the American Bar Association in the Judicial
             Selection Process" 

 

FULL RECORD HAND-DELIVERED TO SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTTEE
       Elena Ruth Sassower, Coordinator of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc., acting pro bono publico, v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of New York  
            
[Test Case-State
(Commission)]


 

cc: Home-State Senators Schumer & Clinton -- CJA's May 5, 2003 letter to President Bush

 

CJA's May 19, 2003 memorandum-letter to Home-State Senators Schumer & Clinton, requesting personal review of CJA's March 26, 2003 statement and, based thereon, withdrawal of "blue slip" approvals and endorsement of the requests to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Leahy in CJA's May 19, 2003 accompanying memorandum to them -- ENCLOSURE:  CJA's May 19, 2003 memorandum-letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Hatch & Ranking Member Leahy

 

CJA's May 21, 2003 transmittal letter to Senator Clinton -- ENCLOSURE: CJA's May 21, 2003 letter to Home-State Senator Schumer, requesting his personal involvement, in particular, his endorsement of CJA's request to testify — and that he take steps to ensure that CJA's Coordinator is NOT ARRESTED for publicly requesting to testify at the May 22, 2003 hearing on Judge Wesley's confirmation;

 

cc: Home-State Senators Schumer & Clinton --CJA's May 21, 2003 memorandum-letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatch & Ranking Member Leahy requesting NOT TO BE ARRESTED "simply for exercising a citizen's right in a democracy to peaceably and publicly request to testify in opposition."

 

cc: Home-State Senators Schumer & Clinton -- CJA's May 21, 2003 memorandum-letter to Capitol Police on "NOT BEING ARRESTED" at the May 22, 2003 hearing on Judge Wesley's confirmation.

 

cc: Home-State Senators Clinton & Schumer  -- CJA's May 22, 2003 memorandum-letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Leahy reinforcing the urgency of their personal supervisory oversight and response

 

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE's MAY 22, 2003 CONFIRMATION HEARING --
INCLUDING VIDEO


May 23, 2003 Arraignment in D.C. Superior Court

 

U.S. Attorney’s May 23, 2003 letter, making no plea offer, purporting to make “discovery”, purporting to be unaware of Brady evidence, and giving “Drew/Toliver Notice”

ARREST/PROSECUTION REPORT

EVENT REPORT

SUPPLEMENT REPORT  & further SUPPLEMENT REPORT  --

Citation release determination report

Annexed “copy of def’s handwritten statement from which she was reading during disruption (1 page)"

INFORMATION, dated May 23, 2003, illegibly signed by an unidentified AUSA
-- given to Sassower at arraignment

AMENDED "GERSTEIN", dated May 23, 2003
(discovered by Sassower in the court file on June 20, 2003)

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cc: Home-State Senators Clinton & Schumer --CJA's May 28, 2003 memorandum-letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatch & Ranking Member Leahy to halt Sente confirmation of Judge Wesley while the criminal case of USA v. Sassower is pending -- & there are NO FINDINGS as to CJA's March 26, 2003 statement of Judge Wesley's fitness

 

cc: Home-State Senators Clinton & Schumer  -- CJA's June 6, 2003 letter to President Bush, requesting that he notify the Senate to defer vote on Judge Wesley's confirmation pending review of CJA's March 26, 2003 written statement by his counsel Alberto Gonzales

 

cc: Home-State Senators Clinton & Schumer -- CJA's June 6, 2003 memorandum-letter to Senate Majority Leader Frist and Senate Minority Leader Daschle, requesting that they independently defer the Senate vote on Judge Wesley's confirmation pending their personal review of CJA's March 26, 2003 written statement

 

 

SENATE LEGAL COUNSEL's MARCH 26, 2004 MOTION
TO QUASH SUBPOENA
S

  
Ex A:  March 23, 2004 Senate Resolution: #323
  
Ex B:  Sassower's February 23, 2004 letter

               to Senate Legal Counsel

   Ex C:  Senate Legal Counsel's March 3, 2004 letter
  
Ex D:  Subpoenas of Senators & Staff Members

 

              TRIAL TESTIMONY -- APRIL 2004

Senator Clinton's Legislative Correspondent
Senator Clinton's Counsel

 

 

cc:  Home-State Senators Clinton & Schumer --CJA's May 28, 2004 to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Leahy, Senators Schumer, Clinton, and Chambliss regarding June 1st sentencing and long-ago requested documents 

-- enclosing Sassower's letter to the editor, ROLL CALL (May 10, 2004)

-- enclosing Sassower's letter to the editor, NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL (May 19, 2004)

 

cc: Home-State Senators Clinton & Schumer -- CJA's June 24, 2004 memo to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Leahy, and Senators Schumer, Clinton, and Chambliss regarding June 28, 2004 sentencing and their as-yet NOT received response to CJA's May 28, 2004 memo 

 

 

Amended Transcript of June 28, 2004 sentencing:

six months incarceration, to begin immediately, no release pending appeal 



June 28, 2004 Judgment & Commitment Order
: six months, $500 fine
& Order Assessing Costs: $250

 

   click here for "Paper Trail from Jail"

                    &, Upon Release from Jail --

                       Appeal to District of Columbia Court of Appeals
                             &
United States Supreme Court



 

 

 

 

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