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THE CORRUPTION OF "MERIT SELECTION"
TO NEW YORK'S HIGHEST STATE COURT:

HOWARD A. LEVINE

NJC's August 24, 1993 letter to NYS Senate Judiciary Committee Counsel
              SEE: Castracan v. Colavita - NY Judicial "Elections"

NJC's September 1, 1993 transmittal


NJC's WRITTEN OPPOSITION STATEMENT, September 7, 1993

Compendium of Appendix Documents Substantiating Written Opposition Statement
    1989 Three-Year Judge Trading Deal

    Eye-witness affidavits/affirmation to Election Law violations at Judicial Nominating Conventions
     --  Affidavit of Professor Vincent Bonelli
     --  Affidavit of Eli Vigliano, Esq.
     --  Affirmation of David Cohen, Esq.

    Supreme Ct Justice Lawrence Kahn's October 16, 1990 decision, dismissing the petition

    Appellate Division/3rd Dept. May 2, 1991 decision, affirming dismissal on other grounds

    July 25, 1991 motion for reargument/renewal/recusal or, alternative, leave to appeal to the Ct of Appeals
         Affidavit of Doris L. Sassower, Esq.
               Ex. C:  October 31, 1990 letter from NYS Board of Elections
               Ex D:   Affirmation of Service of Specifications of Objections
               Ex. E:  Board of Election records of cross-endorsements of App. Div. judges
               Ex. F:  October 19, 1990 letter from Sassower concerning denial of automatic Election Law preference
               Ex. G:  October 19, 1990 letter from Clerk of App. Div. adhering to denial of preference

   Memorandum of Law in support of reargument/renewal/recusal, or alternatively, leave to appeal

   Exhibit B to Eli Vigliano's August 15, 1991 affirmation in reply/opposition:  8/1/91 memo to Ct of Appeals

   App. Division/3rd Dept's October 17, 1991decision denying motion for reargument/renewal/recusal/leave, etc.


Addendum:  Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Gov. Cuomo for appointment of special prosecutor
 

Transcript excerpt of Senate Judiciary Committee's September 7, 1993 "hearing"

Transcript excerpt of Senate confirmation, September 7, 1993

Doris Sassower's column, "LEVINE STORY, SENATE ACTION CRITICIZED", Legislative Gazette, 9/20/93



CASE STUDY OF THE PRESS IN ACTION


THE NEW YORK TIMES

NJC's September 2, 1993 fax to James Dao/Albany Bureau
 -- NJC's August 24, 1993 letter to NYS Senate Judiciary Committee outlining NJC's opposition to Howard Levine's Senate confirmation to the NY Court of Appeals

NJC's September 7, 1993 fax to James Dao
 -- NJC's September 7, 1993 written statement in opposition to Senate confirmation of Howard Levine to the NY Court of Appeals

NJC's September 9, 1993 proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: "Judge Levine Is Confirmed To Top Court" by James Dao, NYT, September 8, 1993



NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL

NJC's September 9, 1993 fax to Gary Spencer/Albany Bureau

NYLJ's September 8, 1993 article, "Levine Wins Confirmation to Top Court"

NJC's September 13, 1993 proposed letter to the editor

NJC's September 20, 1993 letter to James Goodale, Esq./NYLJ Counsel

NJC's September 20, 1993 fax to Ruth Hochberger, Editor



GANNETT


NJC's  August 31, 1993 fax to Jay Gallagher
        
NJC's August 31, 1993 fax to Jay Gallagher

NJC's September 3, 1993 fax to Jay Gallagher

September 4, 1993 article by Jay Gallagher "Group to Oppose Cuomo's Court of Appeals nominee"

NJC's September 7, 1993 fax to Jay Gallagher

September 8, 1993 article by Jay Gallagher "Levine confirmed for top court seat"

NJC's September 8, 1993 letter to Jay Gallagher


Jay Gallagher's September 14, 1993 note

NJC's September 23, 1993 fax to Jay Gallagher


 


OTHER 'MERIT SELECTION"
COURT OF APPEALS APPOINTMENTS:

CARMEN BEAUCHAMP CIPARICK
1993

ALBERT M. ROSENBLATT  
1998

VICTORIA A. GRAFFEO

2000

SUSAN P. READ
2003

ROBERT S. SMITH
2004

EUGENE F. PIGOTT, JR.
2006

THEODORE T. JONES, JR.
2007

JUDITH S. KAYE
2007

CARMEN BEAUCHAMP CIPARICK
2007-reappointment


JONATHAN LIPPMAN
2009 

JANET DiFIORE
2015-2016

 

 

 

 

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