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BUILDING SCHOLARSHIP

click here for:
CJA's People's Lawsuit
vs New York State's Highest Constitutional Officers

& Three Gov't Branches to Void the Judicial Pay Raises --
& Secure Judicial Accountability

(CJA, et al. v. Gov Cuomo, et al.)

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PROPOSALS FOR SCHOLARSHIP

#1:  BUILDING SCHOLARSHIP: on court interpretation of constitutional questions -- beginning with CJA v. Cuomo 
 

        CJA's July 9, 2012 letter-proposal
       
Enclosures
    
   (1) CJA’s July 19, 2011 letter to NY Attorney General Schneiderman,
                           analyzing Court of Appeals’ February 23, 2010 decision
        (2) Executive Summary to CJA’s October 27, 2011 Opposition Report
        (3) Press Release of CJA’s March 30, 2012 lawsuit
        (4) Elena Sassower's September 9, 1997 letter to B. Thomas Golisano

 

#2:  BUILDING SCHOLARSHIP:  on the performance of state attorneys general in ensuring governmental integrity and constitutional governance -- beginning with the NYS Attorney General & CJA v. Cuomo

          CJA's November 5, 2012 letter-proposal

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Columbia University Law School 
"King's College -- Founded in the Province of New York by Royal Charter in the Reign of George II,
Perpetuated as Columbia College by the People of the State of New York when They Became Free and Independent --
Maintained and Cherished from Generation to Generation for the Advancement of the Public Good
and the Glory of Almighty G-d"
Inscription on the (former) Columbia University Library

CJA's November 5, 2012 letter
to James Tierney, Director, National State Attorneys General Program, Columbia University Law School
(also sent to Dean Ellen Chapnick & Professor Richard Briffault)

RE:   
(1) Building Scholarship:  Assessing the Performance of State Attorneys General in Ensuring Government Integrity & Constitutional Governance – Beginning with the New York State Attorney General and the case Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc., et al. v. Cuomo, et al. (NY Co. #401988/2012); (2) Request for Pro Bono Legal Assistance by Columbia Law School’s Social Justice Initiatives

               website: National State Attorneys General Program  --
                                                                        & Director Tierney's bio 

            
-- indicated Columbia Law School recipients:

                
Ellen Chapnick, Dean of Social Justice Initiatives:  website

                 Professor Richard Briffault,
                      Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation &
                      Director of Legislative Drafting Research Fund:  
website

        
"State Attorneys General and the Client-Attorney Relationship: Establishing the Power to Sue State Officers", 38 Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, 365 (2005), Justin Davids

"Legal Autopsies: Assessing the Performance of Lawyers and Judges Through the Window of Leading Contract Cases", 73 Albany Law Review 1 (2009) Professor Gerald Caplan

"Legal Ethics in an Adversary System: The Persistent Questions", 31 Hofstra Law Review 641 (2006), Professor Deborah L. Rhode

CJA's November 26, 2012 e-mail  to Professor/Director Tierney, Professor/Dean Chapnick, Professor/Director Briffault -- "Subject:  Time is of the Essence:  Building Scholarship & Request for Pro Bono Assistance"

CJA's December 17, 2012 e-mail to Professor/Director Tierney, Professor/Dean Chapnick, Professor/Director Briffault -- "Subject: Again, Time is of the Essence: Building Scholarship & Request for Pro Bono Assistance"

click here to listen to recorded message: 
January 17, 2013 voice mail message of Dean Chapnick, Social Justice Initiatives:

"Hi. It's Ellen Chapnick and Brian Juergens returning your call to Columbia Law School’s Social Justice Initiatives office about your request for assistance by SJI, by the National State Attorneys General Program, and by Richard Briffault.  Jim Tierney, Richard Briffault and I have all discussed your request and decided that Columbia Law School cannot assist you with your project.  We think that further communications between you and us would not be availing and encourage you to take this as our response. We have notified the Central Administration about you and if you’d like to speak on the phone I would be happy to receive a phone call from you, but please don’t visit any of our offices.  Thank you.  Bye.”

CJA's January 24, 2013 letter
to Lecturer-at-Law Ellen Chapnick, Dean of Social Justice Initiatives
(also sent to Professor/Director James Tierney & Professor/Director Richard Briffault)
"
RE:  FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS OF SCHOLARSHIP, ACADEMIC & ATTORNEY RESPONSIBILITY & DUE PROCESS
:  Your Response to CJA's November 5, 2012 Letter "

"Qui Tam Provisions and the Public Interest: An Empirical Analysis", 107 Columbia Law Review 949 (2007), Christina Orsini Broderick

"A University Service to Legislation: Columbia's Legislative Drafting Fund", by Professor John M. Kernochan, Director/Columbia's Legislative Drafting Fund, Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 16, #4 (June 1956)

"Albany's Dysfunction Denies Due Process", by Professor Eric Lane, Pace Law Review, Vol. 30, Issue 3 (Spring 2010)

click here for:  the unprecedented health facilities statute challenged in Mary McKinney v NYS Dept of Health, etc. , whose progeny is the equally unprecedented judicial compensation statute, challenged by CJA v. Cuomo

Related Contact with Professor Briffault prior to CJA's November 5, 2012 letter --  

cc to Professor Briffault CJA's July 25, 2012 e-mail to Albany Law School Professor/Director Vincent Bonaventre -- "Subject: Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- Beginning with CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3 Government Branches" -- with copy to Professor Briffault 
       -- linking to CJA's July 9, 2012 letter to Citizens' Committee for an Effective Constitution with enclosures:       
       
(1) CJA’s July 19, 2011 letter to Attorney General Schneiderman,
              analyzing Court of Appeals’ February 23, 2010 decision in judges’ judicial pay raise lawsuits
        (2) Executive Summary to CJA’s October 27, 2011 Opposition Report
        (3) Press Release of CJA’s March 30, 2012 lawsuit
        (4)  Elena Sassower's September 9, 1997 letter to B. Thomas Golisano,
             with attached transcript excerpt

cc to Professor Briffault: Professor Bonaventre's July 25, 2012 responding e-mail -- with copy to Professor Briffault

 


Related Contact with Professor Briffault subsequent to CJA's November 5, 2012 letter --


CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail to Professor Briffault, etc. -- "Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Leglislative Session"

click here for
CJA's championing of appropriate rules and leadership
for the New York State Legislature

City Bar article -- substantial assist from Professor Briffault

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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Brennan Center for Justice

CJA's August 23, 2012 e-mail to Larry Norden:  "Subject: Predicating Electoral Endorsements on the Brennan Center's Recommended Legislative Rule Changes"

Larry Norden's August 28, 2012 e-mail to CJA -- "Subject: Re: Predicating Electoral Endorsements on the Brennan Center's Recommended Legislative Rule Changes"

CJA's September 6, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

Carson Whitelemons September 7, 2012 e-mail to CJA -- "Subject: Your recent inquiries to the Brennan Center"

CJA's September 7, 2012 e-mail to Lee Rowland -- "Subject: Reforming NYS Government NOW:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

Lee Rowland's September 7, 2012 e-mail to CJA -- "RE: Subject: Reforming NYS Government NOW:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail to Larry Norden, etc. -- "Subject: Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

 

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HOFSTRA LAW SCHOOL

CJA's September 6, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

         CJA's August 21, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: Countdown to the 2012 Primary & General Elections -- Safeguarding our Democracy by DOING WHAT YOU DO BEST!"

         CJA's August 21, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: Countdown to the 2012 Primary & General Elections -- and to the 2017 Ballot Question Whether There Should Be a NYS Constitutional Convention"

         CJA's August 23, 2012 e-mail:  "Subject: Predicating Electoral Endorsements on the Brennan Center's Recommended Legislative Rule Changes"

CJA's September 7, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: Reforming NYS Government NOW:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail to Dean Eric Lane, etc. -- "Subject: Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

 

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Rockefeller Institute of Government
(at SUNY-Albany)

          Thomas Gais, Director

CJA's July 24, 2012 e-mail to Director Thomas Gais, etc. -- "Subject: Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- beginning with CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3 Government Branches"

CJA's November 26, 2012 note to Director Gais

CJA's December 21, 2012 e-mail to Director Gais -- "Subject:  Building Scholarship on the NYS Constitution & Governance"

Director Gais' December 21, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: RE: Building Scholarship on the NYS Constitution & Governance"

CJA's December 21, 2012 e-mail to Director Gais -- "Subject :  thank you -- RE: Building Scholarship on the NYS Constitution & Governance"

CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail to Director Gais, etc. -- "Subject: Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

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PROFESSOR GERALD BENJAMIN
(at SUNY-New Paltz)

      
CJA's July 9, 2012 letter -- "RE:  Actualizing the Name, Purpose, and Methodology of the Citizens’ Committee for an Effective Constitution"   
    Enclosures:      
        (1) CJA’s July 19, 2011 letter to Attorney General Schneiderman,
              analyzing Court of Appeals’ February 23, 2010 decision in judges’ judicial pay raise lawsuits
        (2) Executive Summary to CJA’s October 27, 2011 Opposition Report
        (3) Press Release of CJA’s March 30, 2012 lawsuit
        (4)  Elena Sassower's September 9, 1997 letter to B. Thomas Golisano,
             with attached transcript excerpt

WEBSITE OF CITIZENS' COMMITTEE FOR AN EFFECTIVE CONSTITUTION -- www.effectiveny.org

 

 

CJA's July 9, 2012 transmitting e-mail to Jay Strell, Communications/Citizens' Committee for an Effective Constitution -- "Subject:  Actualizing the Name, Purpose, and Methodology of the Citizens' Committee for an Effective Constitution"

 

CJA's July 9, 2012 e-mail message, sent via Citizens' Committee website

 

CJA's July 9, 2012 e-mail to kallos @gmail.com  -- "Subject:  Please also send to Professor Gerald Benjamin  my letter 'Actualizing the Name, Purpose, and Methodology of the Citizens' Committee for an Effective Constitution'"

 

CJA's July 24, 2012 e-mail to Executive Director Kallos -- "Subject: What is You Response to CJA's July 9, 2012 letter -- 'Actualizing the Name, Purpose, and Methodology of the Citizens' Committee for an Effective Constitution'"  (cc to Professor Benjamin, Assembly Minority Leader Kolb)

 

CJA's July 24, 2012 e-mail to Professor/Director Gerald Benjamin -- "Subject: Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- beginning with CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3 Government Branches"

 

                Professor Benjamin's July 24, 2012 automated responding e-mail

                Professor Benjamin's July 24, 2012 e-mail --"Meterials Left with Me"

 

CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

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ALBANY LAW SCHOOL:
CENTER FOR JUDICIAL PROCESS 

          Vincent Bonaventre, Director

 

CJA's July 25, 2012 e-mail to Professor/Director Vincent Bonaventre -- "Subject: Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- Beginning with CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3 Government Branches"

 

                  Professor Bonaventre's July 25, 2012 responding e-mail


 

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SUNY-BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL-SUNY:
JAECKLE CENTER FOR STATE AND LOCAL DEMOCRACY

          James Gardner, Director & Law School Professor

 

CJA's July 24, 2012 e-mail to SUNY-Buffalo Law School Professor/Director James Gardner -- "Subject: Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- Beginning with CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3 Government Branches"

 

CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail to Director Gais -- "Subject: Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

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WAGNER COLLEGE -

HUGH CAREY INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT REFORM   
             
Professor Seymour Lachman, Director

                  "...colleges and universities are the institutions best suited for conducting
                   the studies necessary to shape and disseminate an agenda for reform:

                        -- The academic environment provides multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary resources for analyzing proposed reforms, as well as the impact of proposals once they are enacted.

                        -- The academic environment, with its ideals and traditions of rigorous and dispassionate nonpartisan analysis, is far better suited than any number of ideological think tanks to lay the groundwork for developing a broad consensus of public support for reform proposals.
                        --  The academic environment is oriented toward creating multigenerational interests in the need to adapt proposals as conditions change over time."  [from the Institute's website]
 

 

CJA's July 24, 2012 e-mail to Professor/Director Seymour Lachman -- "Subject: Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- beginning with CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3 Government Branches"

 

CJA's August 21, 2012 e-mail to Seymour Lachman -- "Subject: Countdown to the 2012 Primary & General Elections -- and to the 2017 Ballot Question Whether There Should Be a NYS Constitutional Convention"

 

CJA's September 6, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

 

CJA's September 7, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: Reforming NYS Government NOW:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

 

CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail to Director Gais -- "Subject: Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

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EMPIRE CENTER FOR NEW YORK STATE POLICY
 (Manhattan Institute-Albany)
          E,J. McMahon, Founder & Senior Fellow

 

                          "New York's Exploding Pension Costs" (2010)

 

 CJA's July 24, 2012 e-mail to Senior Fellow E.J. McMahon -- "Subject: Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- beginning with CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3 Government Branches"      

    

CJA's August 21, 2012 e-mail to E.J. McMahon -- "Subject: Countdown to the 2012 Primary & General Elections -- Safeguarding our Democracy by DOING WHAT YOU DO BEST!"

 

CJA's August 21, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: Countdown to the 2012 Primary & General Elections -- and to the 2017 Ballot Question Whether There Should Be a NYS Constitutional Convention"

 

CJA's September 6, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

 

CJA's September 7, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: Reforming NYS Government NOW:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

 

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CJA's October 24, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: ALERT: NYS Constitutional Scholars & Political Scientists: Corruption on Steroids' -- http://artvoice.com/issues/v12n43/guest_essay_casino

 

 

CJA's October 24, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject:  Links: ALERT: NYS Constitutional Scholars & Political Scientists: Corruption on Steroids' --http://artvoice.com/issues/v12n43/guest_essay_casino

 

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Menu of CJA's webpages on NYS Judicial Compensation:

HOLDING GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE  FOR ITS GRAND LARCENY OF THE PUBLIC FISC & OTHER CORRUPTION

CJA's People's Campaign to Hold the Comission to Investigate Public Corruption True
to its Name & Announced Purpose

CJA's July 19, 2013 corruption complaint
to Albany County District Attorney Soares

CJA's April 15, 2013 corruption complaint to U.S. Attorney Bharara

CJA's June 27, 2013 ethics complaint
to NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics


CJA's July 11, 2013 corruption complaint
to NYS Inspector General 

Correspondence with the Legislature
pertaining to CJA's corruption & ethics complaints

UNEQUAL JUSTICE:
Going After Black & Hispanic "Little Fish",
while the "Big White Whales" Go Free

Fighting Off Progeny of the Judicial Compensation Statute (S-2953: A-246) & Securing a Functioning Legislative Process

Securing Legislative Oversight & Override of the 2nd & 3rd phases of the judicial pay raises...

Championing appropriate rules & leadership for the New York State Legislature 

CJA's People's lawsuit to void the judicial pay raises & secure judicial accountability -- CJA, et al. v. Cuomo, et al.

CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report to the "Final Report of the Commission on Judicial Compensation" 

The Judges' Judicial Compensation Lawsuits

 

 

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