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The CORRUPT JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT PROCESS
TO WHITE PLAINS CITY COURT



CJA's March 20, 2009 letter to White Plains Corporation Counsel --
"RE: The Appointment Process by which White Plains Gets its City Court Judges:  On-the-Bench Corruption of White Plains City Court Judge Brian Hansbury Disqualifying Him from Reappointment upon Expiration of his Term"

CJA's March 23, 2009 letter to White Plains Mayor  -- "RE: The Appointment Process by which White Plains Gets its City Court Judges:  On-the-Bench Corruption of White Plains City Court Judge Brian Hansbury Disqualifying Him from Reappointment upon Expiration of his Term"       

CJA's March 23, 2009 completed FOIL request form -- White Plains City Court Clerk
                        
        March 30, 2009 letter from White Plains City Court Clerk (FOIL)

        March 30, 2009 letter from White Plains Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel (FOIL)

        
April 3, 2009 letter from White Plains Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel (FOIL)
 

April 3, 2009 letter from White Plains Corporation Counsel

April 8, 2009 letter to White Plains Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel (FOIL)

April 13, 2009 letter from White Plains Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel (FOIL)

     -- Judge Hansbury's application forms from December 1996 and February 2009;

     -- written communications to & official proceedings of White Plains Common Council regarding Judge Hansbury's appointments;

      -- blank application form that Judge Hansbury was required to complete as a candidate for White Plains City Court judge;

       -- Section 2-5-15 of White Plains Municipal Code "Judicial review committee";

       -- Mayor's April 2, 2009 notice to Common Council of appointment of members of Judicial Review Committee;

       -- public notice in February 9, 2009 New York Law Journal seeking applications for position of White Plains City Court judge

        April 14, 2009 letter from White Plains City Court Clerk (FOIL)

           -- 2 pages of FOIL documents
 

CJA's April 29, 2009 letter to White Plains Corporation Counsel-- "RE: The Appointment Process by which White Plains Gets its City Court Judges & FOIL Appeal:  On-the-Bench Corruption of White Plains City Court Judge Brian Hansbury Disqualifying Him from Reappointment upon Expiration of his Term"

CJA's April 30, 2009 memo to White Plains Mayor & Common Council-- "RE: The Appointment Process by which White Plains Gets its City Court Judges:  On-the-Bench Corruption of White Plains City Court Judge Brian Hansbury Disqualifying Him from Reappointment upon Expiration of his Term"

Mayor's April 30, 2009 letter to Common Council

City of White Plains agenda for its regular stated meeting of May 4, 2009

CJA's May 4, 2009 letter to White Plains Mayor -- "RE: The Appointment Process by which White Plains Gets its City Court Judges:  The Report of the Judicial Screening Committee is VOID and a NULLITY, Particularly any Recommendation for Judge Hansbury's Reappointment"

CJA's May 5, 2009 letter to White Plains Mayor -- "RE: Corruption of the Judicial Appointment Process to White Plains City Court:  (1) FOIL Request; (2) Return of Casefile Evidence of Judge Hansbury's Corruption in Office"

CJA's May 11, 2009 letter to White Plains Mayor -- "RE: Corruption of the Judicial Appointment Process to White Plains City Court:  (1) FOIL Request; (2) Return of Casefile Evidence of Judge Hansbury's Corruption in Office"

CJA's May 11, 2009 letter to White Plains Corporation Counsel -- "RE: Corruption of the Judicial Appointment Process to White Plains City Court:  (1) FOIL Request; (2) Return of Casefile Evidence of Judge Hansbury's Corruption in Office"

May 14, 2009 letter from White Plains Corporation Counsel -- "RE:  Administrative Appeal dated April 29, 2009"
 

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Judge Hansbury's fraudulent October 11, 2007 decision & order

"...absent rank incompetence, no fair and impartial tribunal could have rendered the October 11, 2007 decision & order [] as it flagrantly violates controlling legal and adjudicative standards and falsifies the factual record to deprive me of relief to which I am entitled, as a matter of law.  That relief, which would have obviated a trial -- and which must properly do so upon this motion -- is the granting of my cross-motion to dismiss the Petition, for summary judgment on my Counterclaims, and for costs and sanctions against, and disciplinary and criminal referrals of petitioner...and his attorney...  The decision denies all such dispositive relief without identifying ANY of the facts, law, or legal argument presented by my cross-motion, and without identifying ANY applicable law."  (4 of Sassower's affidavit in support of her November 8, 2007 order to show cause, signed by Judge Hansbury of November 9, 2007)

Sassower's appellant's brief:  APPEAL #1

    Underlying White Plains City Court Record ---

        John McFadden's June 22, 2007 Petition

        Sassower's August 20, 2007 Answer with Ten Affirmative Defenses & Four Counterclaims
            Exhibit A-1: contract of sale
            Exhibit A-2: occupancy agreement
            Exhibit B: sublet application & occupancy approval
            Exhibit C:  McFadden letters increasing use & occupancy charges
            Exhibit D: correspondence from April 4, 2003 to October 5, 2003
            Exhibit E: correspondence from December 28, 2004 to March 5, 2005
            Exhibit F: correspondence from May 9, 2006 to June 27, 2006
            Exhibit G: correspondence from October 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007

        Sclafani's August 23, 2007 motion

        Sassower's September 5, 2007 cross-motion
         Exhibit H: Office of Rent Administration/NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal
            Exhibit I-1: July 16, 2007 transcript (Judge Press presiding)
            Exhibit I-2: Sassower's written statement
            Exhibit J: Sassower's July 20, 2007 letter to Judge Press
            Exhibit K: Sassower's July 27, 2007 letter to Judge Press & his approval
            Exhibit L: correspondence from August 22, 2007 & August 31, 2007
            Exhibit M: Sassower's August 24, 2007 letter with postal delivery confirmation
            Exhibit N: Sclafani's July 17, 2007 letter to Judge Press
            Exhibit O: correspondence relating to settlement - federal case
            Exhibit P: federal case: US District Court decisions concerning sanction $
            Exhibit Q: federal lawsuit: original August 1988 complaint
            Exhibit R: federal lawsuit: February 22, 1993 US Supreme Court petition for a writ of certiorari
            Exhibit S: federal lawsuit: May 14, 1993 petition for rehearing to US Supreme Court
            Exhibit T: federal lawsuit: June 1, 1993 supplemental petition for rehearing to US Supreme Court
            Exhibit U: "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline"
            Exhibit V-1: Sassowers' June 9, 1993 impeachment complaint to US House Judiciary Committee
            Exhibit V-2: Sassowers' July 14, 1993 letter to National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal
            Exhibit V-3: Sassower's March 4, 1996 federal judicial misconduct complaint under 28 USC 372(c)
            Exhibit W: correspondence for assignment of shareholder rights
            Exhibit X: US District Court March 20, 1991 Judgment with jury's special verdict form
            Exhibit Y: #651/89: Sassower's December 16, 1991 affidavit responding to
                           McFadden's first summary judgment motion

            Exhibit Z-1: #651/89: Sassower's November 11, 1992 affidavit
            Exhibit Z-2: #651/89: Sassowers' November 25, 1992 affidavit
            Exhibit Z-3: #651/89: Sassowers' December 16, 1992 affidavit
            Exhibit Z-4: #651/89: Sassower's January 19, 1993 affidavit
            Exhibit AA: Sassower's January 1, 1993 letter to McFadden
   
        Sclafani's September 5, 2007 Reply Affirmation  with
McFadden September 5, 2007 affidavit

        Sassower's September 11, 2007 Reply Affidavit
            Exhibit BB: September 6, 2007 transcript  (Judge Friia presiding)
            Exhibit CC: correspondence & August 27, 2007 transcript (Judge Hansbury presiding)
            Exhibit DD: 1st page of McFadden's June 19, 1988 letter
            Exhibit EE: delivery & mailing confirmations
            Exhibit FF
: Doris Sassower's August 4, 1988 letter to McFadden

                                       
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Judge Hansbury's fraudulent January 29, 2008 decision & order

"...Judge Hansbury determined [my November 9, 2007 order to show cause] by his January 29, 2008 decision, recusing himself, without explanation -- but only after denying ALL my motion's substantive relief in a conclusory and demonstrably fraudulent fashion, citing NO law, identifying NONE of the facts, law, or legal argument I had presented, and concealing or obscuring most of my requested relief, including disclosure and vacatur"  (page 4 of Sassower's first June 13, 2008 letter to White Plains City Court Chief Clerk Lupi)

Sassower's appellant's brief: APPEAL #2

   Underlying White Plains City Court Record ---

Sassower's November 8, 2007 order to show cause, signed by Judge Hansbury on November 9, 2007
            
Exhibit GG:  October 19, 2007 trial notice from the Clerk's Office
            Exhibit HH:  October 11, 2007 decision & order
            Exhibit II:  October 23, 2007 notice of disposition of complaint by NYS Rent Administration/
                            Division of Housing


        Sassower's November 8, 2007 memorandum of law

        Sclafani's November 15, 2007 cross-motion

        Transcript of November 16, 2007 court proceeding (Judge Friia presiding)

        Sassower's November 26, 2007 affidavit in opposition to cross-motion
        & in further support of motion underlying OSC
             Exhibit JJ: Sclafani's October 5, 2007 letter & Sassower's October 8, 2007 response
             Exhibit KK:  records request to City of White Plains
             Exhibit LL:  Sassower's November 21, 2007 letter to Sclafani

 

      ***    Click here for full record of the case:

in White Plains City Court

in the Appellate Term of the Appellate Division, Second Department

in the Appellate Division, Second Department


The Press in Action

Journal News article by Keith Eddings: May 6, 2009 -- "Hecklers try to derail new city judge"  (newspaper, p. A-3, top)"White Plains woman heckles city judge during confirmation" (LoHud.com website)

CJA's July 14, 2009 letter to Journal News Senior Managing Editor CynDee Royle -- "RE:  (1) Retraction of The Journal News’ knowingly false and defamatory May 6, 2009 article “Hecklers try to derail new city judge”/“White Plains woman heckles city judge during confirmation”; (2) Journalistic expose of the issue of legitimate public concern the article purposefully concealed, to wit, the corruption of the judicial appointment process by which White Plains gets its City Court Judges, as established by primary-source documentary evidence 

CJA's accompanying line-by-line analysis of article
     Exhibit A:  "Hecklers try to derail new city judge" (newspaper);
                     "White Plains woman heckles city judge during confirmation
" (website)
     Exhibit B: CJA's March 20, 2009 letter to Corporation Counsel Dunphy (by Elena Sassower)
     Exhibit C: CJA's March 23, 2009 letter to Mayor Delfino (by Elena Sassower)
     Exhibit D: CJA's April 30, 2009 memo to Mayor & Common Council (by Elena Sassower)
     Exhibit E:  CJA's May 4, 2009 letter to Mayor  (by Elena Sassower)
     Exhibit F:  CJA's May 4, 2009 e-mail (from Doris Sassower) to Mayor & Common Council
     Exhibit G:  Elena Sassower's May 5, 2009 e-mails to Journal News Editor Fredericks 
     Exhibit H:  "More light on 'sunshine'", editorial, March 22, 2009;
                      CJA's March 22, 2009 blog entry (by Doris Sassower)
                      CJA's March 22, 2009 e-mail letter to editor, proposal for coverage (by Doris Sassower)
     Exhibit I:  "Council's actions questioned" (newspaper), May 14, 2009, Keith Eddings
                    
"State: White Plains Common Council's executive session on the budget was illegal"
                      (website) "Wrong advice", May 15, 2009, editorial
     Exhibits J: "Party chief contacts White Plains Dems over schools race", May 14, 2009, Keith Eddings
     Exhibit K:  "Awards and Contest Winners", pp. 1-2 of webpage from lohud.com website

CJA's August 18, 2009 letter to Journal News Senior Managing Editor CynDee Royle -- "RE:  (1) Retraction of The Journal News’ knowingly false and defamatory May 6, 2009 article “Hecklers try to derail new city judge”/“White Plains woman heckles city judge during confirmation”; (2) Journalistic expose of the issue of legitimate public concern the article purposefully concealed, to wit, the corruption of the judicial appointment process by which White Plains gets its City Court Judges, as established by primary-source documentary evidence 

CJA's October 27, 2009 e-mail to Journal News Senior Managing Editor CynDee Royle -- "Subject: Elections: Common Council & Mayor -- Retraction/Journalistic Expose, Etc."

 

December 19, 2013 Captol Confidential  "Cuomo signs bill..."

Vindicating the Public's Rights

SEE
     CJA's public interest lawsuit against GANNETT for libel & journalistic fraud

 

 

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