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Judicial Compensation-NY

THE PRESS IN ACTION:
P
RESS RESPONSE
TO CJA'S OCTOBER 27, 2011 OPPOSITION REPORT, etc.


Nov. 14, 2011:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David Howard King -- Gotham Gazette
for the first glimmer of reporting on:
(1) the aborted 2009 Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the Commission on Judicial Conduct;
(2) CJA's October 27, 2011 Report on the judicial pay raise issue
 

New York Law Journal:

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ Editor-in-Chief Kris Fischer -- "Subject: Will the NYLJ be giving coverage to CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report on the judicial pay raise issue?" (copies to William Storey, Joel Stashenko, John Caher, Laura Haring)
         attachments:
          -- CJA's August 1, 2011 e-mail to Fischer -- "Subject:  Thank you for the courtesy of"
          --  
11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

Kris Fischer's November 14, 2011 e-mail:  "Subject:  Re: Will the NYLJ be giving coverage to CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report on the judicial pay raise issue?"

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Kris Fischer -- "Subject: Thank you -- Re: Will the NYLJ be giving coverage to CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report on the judicial pay raise issue?" (copies to William Storey, Joel Stashenko, John Caher, Laura Haring)

         SEE
New York Law Journal masthead (June 13, 2011)

March 30, 2012 article:  "Panel Agreed on Raise; Debated Timing, Amount", by John Caher & Joel Stashenko

March 30, 2012 article:  "On Eve of Pay Raise, Many Judges Say 17 Percent Hike is 'Too Little, Too Late'", by John Caher & Joel Stashenko

September 17, 2012 article:  "State Judges Lose Bid for Retroactive Pay", Joel Stashenko

CJA's April 1, 2012 e-mail press release "NEWS FLASH: THE PEOPLE FIGHT BACK! Lawsuit to Stop the Judicial Pay Raises that Go Into Effect Today, April 1st"

Joel Stashenko's April 3, 2012 article "Court Rejects Bid to Halt Pay Increases for Judges"

CJA's April 5, 2012 press release: "The People Fight Back!  Groundbreaking Lawsuit...to Stop NY Judicial Pay Raises -- & Secure Judicial Accountability"

John Caher's December 3, 2012 article "Court System Submits No-Growth Budget"

John Caher's January 23, 2013 article "Governor Applauds Judiciary's No-Growth Budget as Well-Done"

CJA's February 5, 2013 e-mail to John Caher -- "Subject: CJA testifying tomorrow in opposition to Judiciary budget"

John Caher's February 7, 2013 article "Cutbacks will be Felt by OCA, Prudenti Says"

CJA's Februarty 15, 2013 e-mail to Joel Stashenko -- "Subject: Reporting on CJA's challenge to the judicial pay raises -- and the Judiciary's budget"

March 15, 2013 Press Release "Is the Judiciary Budget a 'Slush Fund'? NY's Sham Budget Process & the Hoax of its New Transparency

March 31 2013 Press Release  "THE UNFINISHED NEW YORK STATE BUDGET STORY ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK"

John Caher's May 24, 2013 front-page item "Judges' Suit Proceeds Over Health Premium Increase"                                                                         

Joel Stashenko's June 6, 2013 front-page article "State Judges Go to Battle for Retroactive Pay"   -- referred to April 3, 2009

CJA's July 2, 2013 e-mail to Kris Fischer -- "Subject:  What is Your Response to Our Notice, Now Three Weeks Old, of Knowing & Deliberate Material Falsehoods in the NYLJ's June 6th Front-Page Article "State Judges Go to Battle for Retroactive Pay" -- & When Will the NYLJ Report on CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report, Etc.?"

 -- substantiating pertinent pages from (1) AG brief; (2) Assembly floor proceedings; (3) Senate floor proceedings; (4) amicus brief; (5) Justice Murphy's appealed-from decision;

  -- CJA's June 4, 2013 letter to Senate Committee on Investigations & Governmental Operations & Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis & Investigation

                

 

New York Times:

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Danny Hakim, Albany Bureau Chief (Capital Press Room-NYS Legislative Correspondents Association) -- "Subject:  Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"
           --  
11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

 Corrrespondence with Public Editor:

CJA's November 17, 2011 letter to New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane -- "RE:  Status of CJA's September 1, 2011 Complaint -- & the NYT's Responsibility to Mitigate the Damage to the Public's Rights and Purse Causes by its Knowingly False and Misleading Reporting and Editorializing on NY's Judicial Compensation Issue"  11/17/11 automated e-mail acknowledgment
        Attachment:   Executive Summary

CJA's September 1, 2011 letter to New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane -- "RE: Complaint against Reporter William Glaberson and the Editorial Board for Injuring the People of New York and Subverting their Constitutional Rights by  Knowingly False and Misleading Reporting and Editorializing on New York’s Judicial Compensation Issue"    9/1/11 automated e-mail acknowledgment

 Enclosures
      1)  CJA's August 5, 2011 letter to  NYT Reporter Glaberson -- "RE:  Setting the Record Straight:  Ensuring that the Public & New York’s Judicial Compensation Commission are Not Misled by New York Times’ Reporting & Editorializing about 'Judicial Attrition' and the Purportedly Insufficient Pay of New York State Judges
"      
         --  CJA’s July 6, 2011 FOIL request, with e-mail receipt 
         --  OCA’s July 22, 2011 response
         --  CJA’s June 13, 2011 e-mail, with attached June 10, 2011 FOIL request
         --
  ABAJournal.Com: “What America’s Lawyers Earn”— NYS’s 62 Counties

      2)  CJA's February 21, 2011 letter to NYT Reporter Glaberson -- "RE:  PROPOSAL FOR COVERAGE:  The public’s 'views' of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct, expressed at the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in 2009 – as to which neither the Senate Judiciary Committee, bar associations, nor advocacy organizations favored by The Times have rendered ANY report or made ANY findings"

      3)  CJA's February 21, 2011 letter to NYT Editorial Board -- "RE: REQUEST FOR A MEETING with the Editorial Board regarding prospective Times' editorials about the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct"

November 30, 2011 e-mail from Public Editor Brisbane -- "Subject: Re: Status of CJA's September 1, 2011 Complaint -- & the NYT's Responsibility to Mitigate the Damage to the Public's Rights and Purse Causes by its Knowingly False and Misleading Reporting and Editorializing on NY's Judicial Compensation Issue" 


Albany Times-Union:

         
-- See background here:

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Casey Seiler, James Odato, Jimmy Vielkind, Rick Karlin (Capital Press Room-NYS Legislative Correspondents Association) -- "Subject:  Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"
              --
11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

CJA's November 15, 2011 e-mail to Casey Seiler -- "Subject:  Second Invitation:  Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'" (copies to Odato, Vielkind, Karlin)
      Attachments:
             Executive Summary
            "Bar Association thumbs-down on plan for judicial raises", 8/26/11 blog by Seiler
            "Jurist raises: What's affordable?", 7/21/11 news article by Gavin
           
"Raises, at last, for N.Y. Judges", 7/19/11 editorial
           
"A down payment on Justice", 8/30/11 editorial

Casey Seiler's November 15, 2011 e-mail -- "Subject: Thanks for the invite"

CJA's November 15, 2011 e-mail to Casey Seiler -- "Subject: Fundamental Decency & Issues of Legitimate Public Concern"   (copies to Odato, Vielkind, Karlin)

CJA's November 21, 2011 e-mail to Casey Seiler -- "Subject: AWAITING RESPONSE:  Fundamental Decency & Issues of Legitimate Public Concern"  (copies to Odato, Vielkind, Karlin)

      SEE:  Albany Times-Union "Rules of engagement" & Editorial Board members

            -- See continuation here


New York Post:

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Frederic Dicker, Brendan Scott (Capital Press Room-NYS Legislative Correspondents Association) -- "Subject:  Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"  -- 11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

CJA's November 22, 2011 e-mail to Erik Kriss, Albany Bureau Chief -- "Subject: OBJECTIONS RAISED: Follow up to your August 27th article ''Raise' objections'" -- 11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King 
            
  Attachments:    Executive Summary
                                       November 1, 2011 letter to NYS Budget Director Megna
                                      "'Raise' objections", 8/27/11 news article by Erik Kriss
                                   


New York Daily News:

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to William Hammond, Glenn Blain, Ken Lovett (Capital Press Room-NYS Legislative Correspondents Association) -- "Subject:  Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"   -- 11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

       continued correspondence, forthcoming: 
       compare:   "Long overdue pay raises awarded to the state's judges will bring them to $174,000 a year by 2014", 8/29/11 editorial   Posted Reader Comment


Wall Street Journal:


CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Jacob Gershman (Capital Press Room-NYS Legislative Correspondents Association) -- "Subject:  Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"    --
11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

       continued correspondence, forthcoming: 
       
compare:      "New York Judges Due to Get Paid More. But is it Enough?", 8/26/11 
                           "NY hike in judges' salaries faulted", AP, 8/27/11
 

Gannett News Service:

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Joe Spector, Cara Matthews, Jonathan Campbell (Capital Press Room-NYS Legislative Correspondents Association) -- "Subject:  Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"  -- 11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

       continued correspondence, forthcoming: 
      
compare:   "27% pay increase urged for state judge", Campbell, Rebecca Baker
                         Posted Reader Comments

 

Associated Press:

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Michael Gormley, Michael Virtanen (Capital Press Room-NYS Legislative Correspondents Association) -- "Subject:  Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"  -- 11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

          continued correspondence, forthcoming: 

Newsday:

CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Yancey Roy (Capital Press Room-NYS Legislative Correspondents Association) -- "Subject:  Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"  -- 11/14/11 Gotham Gazette:  "Who Judges the Judges?", by David King

   continued correspondence, forthcoming: 


Thomson Reuters


        continued correspondence, forthcoming: 
       compare:  "New York judges to recieve 27-percent pay raise", Jennifer Golson, Dan Wiessner
 

September 14, 2012:  "NYS Judges lose bid to recoup $325 min in retroactive pay", Dan Wiessner

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Wham.news

"Sheriff O'Flynn Defends Raise, Responds to Critics", 13wham.news, December 2011, Eric Dawson

CJA's December 16, 2011 e-mail to Eric Dawson -- "Subject: FOLLOW-UP: 'Sheriff O'Flyn Defends Raise, Respond to Critics"

Eric Dawson's December 18, 2011 e-mail

CJA's April 1, 2012 e-mail to Dawson: "Subject: NEWS FLASH: Lawsuit on behalf of the People of New York to STOP the judicial (& D.A.) pay raises"

CJA's June 29, 2013 e-mail to Dawson: "Subject: Your long-ago e-mail to me -- 'something to follow'"

 

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