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February 2, 2016:  "Why corruption is so rampant in New York government", NY Post (Bob McManus)

 

http://www.nycourts.gov/rules/comments/PDF/Comments-Uniform-Attorney-Disciplinary-Rule.pdf

 

comments

January 11, 2016:  Lopez won't seek Congressional seat; Announces Assembly re-election bid", Register-Star (Jim Planck)

Senate Bill #5313 (2007)     Assenbly Bill #7913 (2007)

Senate Bill #6550 (2007)   Assembly Bill #

Civil Service Law

Department of Civil Service

Rulemaking

opinion

2015 bill

4 NYCRR 73.12  4 NYCRR 73.3

Civil Service Article 3:  35

§ 35. Unclassified service. The civil service of the state and each of
  its   civil   divisions   shall  be  divided  into  the  classified  and
  unclassified  service.  The  unclassified  service  shall  comprise  the
  following:
    (a) all elective offices;
    (b)  all  offices filled by election or appointment by the legislature
  on joint ballot;
    (c) all officers and employees  of  the  state  legislature,  and  all
  officers  and  employees  of  any other legislative body whose principal
  functions and duties are directly related  to  the  performance  of  the
  legislative functions of such body;
    (d)  all offices filled by appointment by the governor, either upon or
  without confirmation by the senate, except officers and employees in the
  executive department who are not heads of divisions therein;
    (e) the head or heads of any department  of  the  government  who  are
  vested  with authority, direction and control over a department, and who
  have power and authority to appoint and remove  officers  and  employees
  therein;

 

Civil Service Law 167.8:

  8. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, where and to the 
  extent  that an agreement between the state and an employee organization
  entered into pursuant to article fourteen of this chapter  so  provides,
  the state cost of premium or subscription charges for eligible employees
  covered  by such agreement may be modified pursuant to the terms of such
  agreement. The president, with the  approval  of  the  director  of  the
  budget,  may  extend  the modified state cost of premium or subscription
  charges for employees or retirees not subject to an agreement referenced
  above and  shall  promulgate  the  necessary  rules  or  regulations  to
  implement this provision.


Civil Service Law

NYC Compensation Commission

New York Penal Law 496

        Larceny 155

New York District Attorney Vance -- Resources for Victims of Public Corruption         

             May 2, 2014 press release:  District Attorney Vance Announces Expanxion of Anti-Corruption Unit

 

       Matter of Restino

 

Well, well, & they also want to double-dip:    Material Non-Disclosure

June 19, 2015: "Panel Upsets OCA Ban On 'Double Dipping' By Certificated Judges", NYLJ (Joel Stashenko)

November 25, 2015 "Court Will Hear State Appeal in Judicial 'Double Dipping'", NYLJ (Josel Stashenko)

 

 

& Further:  Bransten v. State --  

May 21, 2013 decision of Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead

May 6, 2014 decision of Appellate Division, First Dept

March 25, 2015 decisioon of Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead

March 2015 decision    again here  NYLJ - March 31, 2015; April 1, 2015

       

Court of Appeals:    Attorney General's appellants' brief
                                      Record on Appeal: Volume 1   Volume 2

December 8, 2011 press release

Retired Public Employees Association v Cuomo - 3rd dept brief

September 5, 2012 "Iceberg Ahead" -- E.J. McMahon

See.i.Hatter ofRet;"ed Pub. Emps. Ass·1I.111c. v. ClIomo, Index No. 7586/2011,2012
N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 5714, at *2 (Sup Ct. A..lbany Cnty. Dec. 17,2012)

PEF challenge - federal court

Committee on Judicial Ethics  Chief Administrator's Rules

Salaries

Hawaii

http://dhrd.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2013-commission-on-Salaries-Report-and-Recommendations-to-the-2013-Legislature.pdf

Washington

http://www.salaries.wa.gov/salarysettingauthority.htm

Arkansas:  constitutional amendment:  http://5newsonline.com/2015/02/05/arkansas-citizens-commission-adopts-report-on-legislator-judge-pay-raises/

Arkansas report

Missouri  http://boards.mo.gov/userpages/Board.aspx?33

   constitutional amendment

Related:

November 11, 2015: "If Not Now, I'm Not Sure When: Groups Push For Ethics Reform", Observer, Jillian Jorgensen

November 12, 2015:  "A rip-off at half the price: Say no to a City Council pay raise", Daily News editorial

"NYC City Council members seeking 71% pay raise, Daily News

 

BEER:  "A judicial salary case? No, thanks", Washington Post (Robert Barnes)

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Endorsement for William Thompson as democratic nominee for mayor 

 

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130805/BLOGS04/130809954

 

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             SCAMMING THE PUBLIC  

December 6, 2015:  Associated Press (David Klepper)  --   "Good-government groups have long said one way to prevent corruption is to pay lawmakers more and restrict how much they can make from outside jobs.
      Legislators now make $79,500 per year for what is technically a part-time job....
      ...More than two-thirds of lawmakers report less than $20,000 in outside income. Only 21 of them say they make $100,000 or more from outside work..."

 

December 6, 2015:  Daily News (Ken Lovett)  -- "We are ostensibly supposed to have, or legally supposed to have, a citizen Legislature or a part-time Legislature," quote of Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan

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Daily Freeman, December 6, 2015   "the pension system is 'a driver to stay in office' that contributes to the problems and corruption plaguing government in New York." (Kyle Hughes)

 

"Sheldon Silver's Empire State of Mind", The Awl (Brendan O'Connor), December 3, 2015

 

Cases are Perfect Paper Trails.  There is a Record. 
So it's Easy to Document Judicial Corruption
.
   

 

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December 7, 2015:  "Cuomo answers Silver verdict with excuses, not action", Capitol New York (Bill Hammond)

December 1, 2015: "Sheriff's Raise Part Of Larger Problem", WHAM News Radio 1180 (Bob Lonsberry)

"Convictions of Silver, Skelos Empower Bharara's Anti-Corruption Crusade", Buffalo News (Tom Precious)

 

December 14, 2015  "'Preet Bharara:  Deep Problem' of Corruption in NY After Convictions" AM NY (Newsday)

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Missouri judges

OCA June 30, 2015 press release

 

 

Disqualification for Corruption & Complicity in Corruption --

(1) Chairwoman Sheila Birnbaum

           Chair, Commission on Fiduciary Appointments
                       

Feinberg   facts

   


         

(2) James J. Lack
     

      
     
Corruption in Office as Chair of NYS Senate Judicial Committee

       & corrupting of Commissions: 

                  Commission to Restore Public Trust and Confidence in the Legal System


                 Commission on Public Confidence in Judicial Elections



(3)  Barry Cozier

corrupting of Commission:   Commission on Public Confidence in Judicial Elections

             Appellate Division, Second Department Justice & Member of Second Department's Committee on Attorney Discipline

CJA's November 13, 2003 letter-memo  -- "RE: Fulfilling the mandate of Presiding Justice Prudenti's Committee examining whether the Second Department is "'acting fairly and equitably' when dealing with an attorney's right to practice law' by reviewing the dispositive case file evidence"
  
 --
 CJA's January 27, 2003 letter to Barry Kamins, Esq., co-chair Attorney Discipline Subcommittee
    -- CJA's February 3, 2003 letter to Mr. Kamins
    -- Mr. Kamins' March 17, 2003 letter to CJA
    -- Mr. Kamins' October 22, 2003 letter to CJA

         SEE Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)

 
   -- CJA's November 6, 2003 letter to Brooklyn District Attorney Hynes, co-chair, Admissions Subcommittee
         SEE: Correspondence-NYS Officials-D.A. Hynes

(cc)  CJA's November 25, 2003 letter to New York State Bar Association President A. Thomas Levin -- "RE: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE: The New York State Bar Association's duty -- reinforced by your September 16, 2003 testimony before Chief Judge Kaye's Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections -- to confront case file evidence documentarily establishing the corruption of all safeguards for ensuring the integrity of judicial elections, including: (1) the unconstitutionality of New York's attorney disciplinary law, as written and as applied; and (2) the corruption of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

           SEE Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)

September 15, 2004 letter to Elena Sassower from the Principal Law Clerk of Appellate Division, 2nd Department Presiding Justice Prudenti

Appellate Division, Second Department's October 5, 2004 Press Release: "Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, Makes Report on Attorney Admission and Discipline Available to Public"

                July 30, 2004 Report and Recommendations

October 25, 2004 letter to Elena Sassower from the Principal Law Clerk of Appellate Division, 2nd Department Presiding Justice Prudenti

October 25, 2004 letter to Doris L. Sassower from the Principal Law Clerk of Appellate Division, 2nd Department Presiding Justice Prudenti

October 28, 2004 letter to Elena Sassower from the Principal Law Clerk of Appellate Division, 2nd Department Presiding Justice Prudenti

January 20, 2004 receipt of return of files from Appellate Division, 2nd Department Justice Cozier

Commission on Public Confidence in Judicial Elections

             Chair, Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

The Commission's Fraudulent September 24, 2015 Final Report

2015 FOIL/Records Request:  CJA's July 10, 2015 letter to OCA Records Access Officer:  "Records Request: Committee to Review the Procedures of the Committtees on Character and Fitness and the Grievance Committees of the Appellate Division, Second Department, Etc."

Final Report of the Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections:  February 6, 2006

 

 

 

Oct 1, 2014: "Noted jurist Barry Kamins to retire, puts end to illustrious judicial career", Brooklyn Daily Eagle

 

 

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The Press in Action

 

 

          Noteworthy:                        

Nojay - March 4, 2015, on rules reform

Lopez- March 19, 2015, on rules reform

 

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NY (SUNY) BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL

Edwin F. Jeckle Center for State and Local Democracy

 

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NY (CUNY) LAW SCHOOL:

 

 

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL:

 

 

Center for the Judicial Process:

       


Government Law Center:  “ New York's preeminent legal and policy research center”:  “The oldest government law center in the United States, the GLC serves as a bridge between government and academia, providing diverse services to government leaders, public officials, students and the community.”;  Pat Salkin, Director

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BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL:

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

http://www.law.columbia.edu/

(212) 854-2640

435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

David M. Schizer  Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law
Phone: 212-854-2675
Fax: 212-854-9740
Email: david.schizer@law.columbia.edu

 

http://www.law.columbia.edu/legislative-drafting

 

       Legislative Drafting Research Fund

       Center for Law & Politics: 

       Law and History Program

       Legal TheoryWorkshop

 

 

CORNELL LAW SCHOOL:

 

FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

 

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL:

Justice Action Center

Professional Values and Practice

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL:

 

New York University:  first law school in NYC;  “a Private University in the Public Service”

       Brennan Center for Justice

       Institute for Law and Society

       Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration

       Public Interest Law Center

       The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice

 

PACE LAW SCHOOL 

 

ST. JOHN’s LAW SCHOOL

 

 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

http://www.law.syr.edu/

Hannah R. Arterian Dean and Professor of Law (315) 443-9580

arterian@law.syr.edu 

Office of the Dean
Syracuse University College of Law
Suite 440
Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
Phone: (315) 443-2524; Fax: (315) 443-4213

 

TOURO COLLEGE JACOB D. FUCHSBERG LAW CENTER

http://www.tourolaw.edu/

121 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549

Lawrence Raful, Dean

lraful@tourolaw.edu
Telephone: (631) 761-7100
Fax: (631) 761-7109

 

 

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY BENJAMIN N CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW

http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/

[David N. Rudenstine]  Matthew Diller

Matthew Diller, Dean and Professor of Law
phone: 212-790-0310
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1009
New York, NY 10003
(212) 790-0200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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