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Paper Trail of Suppression, Protectionism, & Blackballing

1991


NJC's October 26, 1991 letter to Editorial Board, enclosing Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo with enclosures 
              (1) written 3-year judge-trading deal ;
              (2) Doris Sassower's letter to the editor, "Cross-Endorsement: Questions of Protection", NYT, 6/9/91;
              (3) Doris Sassower's 10/22/71 column in NYLJ  "Judicial Selection Panels: An Exercise in Futility" 
              (4) Doris Sassower's 1989 Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory listing
     
SEE: Judicial Elections: Castracan v. Colavita
      SEE: 
Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)


1992

September 17, 1992 column of Robert W. Laird, Deputy Editorial Page Editor

NJC's September 17, 1992 letter to Robert Laird, Deputy Editorial Page Editor

NJC's September 25, 1992 fax to Robert Laird

NJC's October 2, 1992 letter to Robert Laird

NJC's October 19, 1992 letter to Robert Laird

NJC's November 6, 1992 fax to Robert Laird

1994


CJA's October 24, 1994 letter to Zak Margulis

1995

CJA's March 30, 1995 proposed letter to the editor -- RE: "Time to Judge the Judge", 3/27/95, editorial

CJA's March 30, 1995 letter to Juan Gonzalez -- RE: Election Law case, Castracan v. Colavita

1996

CJA's February 28, 1996 fax to Jim Dwyer -- "RE: Judge Duckman", enclosing CJA's February 27, 1996 letter to Mayor Giuliani

CJA's February 28, 1996 fax to Virginia Breen, reporter

CJA's second February 28, 1996 fax to Virginia Breen

CJA's March 1, 1996 fax to John Rhodes, Deputy Metro Editor

CJA's March 7, 1996 fax to Kimberly Schaye

CJA's March 25, 1996 letter to Kimberly Schaye -- RE: Commission on Judicial Conduct

CJA's June 7, 1996 memo to Kimberly Schaye -- "RE: NEWS STORY FOR COVERAGE: HOW THE GOVERNOR APPOINTS AND THE SENATE CONFIRMS OUR STATE JUDGES"

CJA's October 2, 1996 letter to Sidney Zion, Esq.-- RE: Commission on Judicial Conduct
    Ex. A: "Why is Lorraine Miller still a judge?", NY Daily News editorial, 9/28/96
    Ex. B: "Panel hunting Duckman targeted", NY Daily News, 3/25/96
    Ex. C: "Comm'n Abandons Investigative Mandate", CJA's letter to editor, NYLJ,  8/14/95
    Ex. D:  CJA's analysis of fraudulent judicial decision in Sassower v. Commission, with law
    Ex. E: relevant pages from Commission's 1996 annual report.

1997


CJA's April 17, 1997 memo to Kimberly Schaye -- "RE: New York State Ethics Commission"
 -- enclosing CJA's April 15, 1997 memo to Governor Pataki

CJA's August 27, 1997 press release to the Albany Bureau and City Desk, "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", CJA's $3,077 public interest ad, NYLJ, 8/27/97
        SEE: Judicial Discipline - NYS: Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of NY

         SEE:  Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)

1998

"O'Rourke's Pork", February 5, 1998 editorial

CJA's February 5, 1998 letter to Editorial Board -- "RE: 'O'Rourke's Pork' (2/5/98)"

CJA's proposed February 5, 1998 letter to the Editor -- "RE: 'O'Rourke's Pork' (2/5/98)"

CJA's February 6, 1998 letter to Editorial Board -- "RE: 'O'Rourke's Pork' (2/5/98)"

CJA's February 9, 1998 letter to Editorial Board --"RE: 'O'Rourke's Pork' (2/5/98)"

CJA's published Letter to the Editor, "O'Rourke's appointment was illegal", February 13, 1998


December 17, 1998 fax to Tracey Tully -- "Senate Judiciary Committee's No-Notice, By Invitation Only Fraudulent Confirmation Hearing"
   SEE: Judicial Selection - NYS: "Merit Selection" to the New York Court of Appeals: Rosenblatt


1999


"Mirror, Mirror", August 29, 1999 editorial

CJA's August 31, 1999 proposed Letter to the Editor -- "RE: 'Mirror, Mirror', Editorial, Sunday, Aug. 29th"

CJA's September 8, 1999 letter to Michael Goodwin, Editorial Page Editor -- "RE: Correcting 'Mirror, Mirror' (Editorial, Sunday, Aug. 29th)"

CJA's September 8, 1999 letter to Michael Goodwin -- "RE: The Timeliness of My Proposed Letter to the Editor regarding 'Mirror, Mirror' (Editorial, Sunday, Aug. 29th)"

CJA's Letter to the Editor, "Who judges the judges?", September 13, 1999

CJA's September 13, 1999 letter to Michael Goodwin

2000


CJA's January 18, 2000 letter to Salvatore Arena -- "RE: STORY PROPOSAL: An Investigative Expose of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct -- on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of its Manhattan office"

CJA's January 20, 2000 letter to Juan Gonzalez -- "RE: STORY PROPOSALS: (1) Political manipulation of appointive Court of Claims and other judgeships; (2) Manipulation of judicial assignments in the politically-explosive case against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct by Would-Be Appellate Division Judge -- now NY Supreme Court Administrative Judge -- Stephen Crane"
   -- enclosing CJA's January 14, 2000 letter to OCA
                     CJA's December 2, 1999 letter to Governor Pataki
                     CJA's December 2, 1999 letter to Administrative Judge Crane
                     docket sheets & recusal order


CJA's January 20, 2000 letter to Juan Gonzalez-- "RE: STORY PROPOSALS: (1) Political manipulation of appointive Court of Claims and other judgeships; (2) Manipulation of judicial assignments in the politically-explosive case against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct by Would-Be Appellate Division Judge -- now NY Supreme Court Administrative Judge -- Stephen Crane"
 
CJA's February 14, 2000 letter to Salvatore Arena --"RE: Scaling back to a SIMPLE STORY PROPOSAL: The 'Steering' of the Commission Case by and to Politically-Vulnerable and Self-Interested Judges"

Mr. Arena's February 22, 2000 hand-written note to CJA

CJA's February 28, 2000 letter to Juan Gonzales -- "RE: STORY PROPOSALS: (1) Political manipulation of appointive Court of Claims and other judgeships; (2) Subversion of the judicial Process in the politically-explosive case against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct by Would-Be Appellate Division Judge -- now NY Supreme Court Administrative Judge -- Stephen Crane -- and by Court of Claims Holdover, Acting Supreme Court Justice William Wetzel"

CJA's March 13, 2000 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: A 'WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY': The Corruption of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct -- and a Whole Lot More"

CJA's March 22, 2000 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses
    -- enclosing "16 prosecutors left misconduct rebukes off judicial bids", Chicago Tribune, 3/1/00

Inventory of judicial misconduct complaints, etc., given to Larry Cohler-Esses on April 4, 2000

CJA's April 12, 2000 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: Investigative Expose on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's April 12, 2000 letter to Juan Gonzalez -- "RE: Proposed Columns for LAW DAY - May 1st"

CJA's April 12, 2000 fax to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: Corruption stories"

2001


CJA's June 19, 2001 letter to Celeste Katz

CJA's November 30, 2001 letter to Michael Aronson, Editorial Board -- "RE: 'Who Judges the Judges?' -- Finding the Causes of the 'Disorder in the Courts'"
    Ex. A:  "Disorder in the courts", Daily News editorial, 11/26/01, & 11/30/01 ltr to the editor of Steven Krane,
               President/NYS Bar Association
    Ex B: "Mirror, Mirror", Daily News editorial, 8/29/99 & CJA's correspondence with Daily News,
               including published letter to editor "Who judges the judges?", 9/12/99
    Ex. C: "O'Rourke's Pork", Daily News editorial, 2/5/98 & CJA's correspondence with Daily News,
               including published letter to editor, "O'Rourke's appointment was illegal"
    Ex. D:  CJA's prior published letters to editor, "Untrustworthy Ratings?", NYT, 7/17/92; "No Justification for Process's
               Secrecy
", NYLJ, 1/24/96; "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", 11/16/96; "An Appeal to
               Fairness: Revisit the Court of Appeals
", 12/28/98

                [transmitting copy of appellate record:
Test Case-State (Commission)

CJA's December 5, 2001 proposed Letter to the Editor


CJA's published Letter to the Editor, "Judicial reforms", Daily News, December 7, 2001

CJA's December 10, 2001 letter to Michael Aronson -- "RE: Examining Evidentiary Proof of the Politicization and Corruption of 'Merit Selection' Judicial Appointments, Etc."

CJA's December 20, 2001 letter to City Desk

CJA's December 20, 2001 letter to Michael Aronson -- "RE: Scheduling a Meeting for the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc. (CJA) to make an Evidence-Based Presentation to the Daily News Editorial Board on its 'Judging the Judges' Editorial Series"

2002


CJA's January 22, 2002 letter to Michael Aronson --"RE: CJA's Unresponded-to December 20, 2001 Letter for a Meeting with the Daily News Editorial Board on its 'Judging the Judges' Editorial Series"
  with referred-to Daily News editorials, "Justice Denied" (12/22/01) and "The Verdicts Are In" (1/18/02), Chief Judge Judith Kaye's column "I Rise in Defense of State's Courts" (1/17/02), etc.

CJA's February 25, 2002 letter to Michael Aronson, with Daily News 2/25/02 editorial, "Lax discipline lacks effectiveness" -- "RE: Scheduling a Meeting for the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc. (CJA) to make an Evidence-Based Presentation as to the Corruption of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct, etc."

CJA's February 25, 2002 fax to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: Daily News' 'Judging Judges' editorial on the Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's March 7, 2002 letter to Michael Aronson -- "RE: Setting a Time and Date Certain for CJA to make an Evidence-Based Presentation as to the Corruption of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's March 7, 2002 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: Arranging a Meeting with Editors of the Reportorial/Investigative Side of the Daily News to Review the Readily-Verifiable Evidence of the Corruption of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct -- so that News Coverage May Begin"

CJA's March 7, 2002 fax to Michael Aronson -- "RE: Examining the Evidence of the Corruption of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's May 7, 2002 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: My Own Follow-Up with Editors on the Reportorial/Investigative Side of the Daily News"

CJA's May 13, 2002 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: Arranging a Meeting with Russ Hoyle"

CJA's May 20, 2002 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- RE: Arranging a a Meeting with Russ Hoyle for News Coverage and Investigative Stories on Issues of Judicial Accountability, etc."

CJA's August 14, 2002 letter to Russ Hoyle, Editor -- "RE: An Investigative Expose of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct -- based on the readily-verifiable evidence of its corruption presented by a public interest lawsuit pending before the NYS Court of Appeals"

CJA's August 14, 2002 fax to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: An Investigative Expose of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct -- based on the readily-verifiable evidence of its corruption presented by a public interest lawsuit pending before the NYS Court of Appeals"

CJA's September 19, 2002 letter to Russ Hoyle, Editor -- "RE: EXPEDITING AND FACILITATING REVIEW: of the documentary proof that the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct is CORRUPT"

CJA's September 19, 2002 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: EXPEDITING AND FACILITATING REVIEW: of the documentary proof that the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct is CORRUPT"

CJA's September 24, 2002 letter to Joe Mahoney, Albany Bureau -- "RE: ELECTION COVERAGE: Exposing the REAL Attorney General Spitzer -- not the P.R. version"

CJA's September 24, 2002 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE: The electorally-explosive ramifications of my public interest lawsuit against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's October 3, 2002 e-mail to Joe Mahoney -- "Subj: Election Coverage: Spitzer & Pataki in One Fell Swoop"

CJA's October 8, 2002 memo to Richard Schwartz, Editorial Page Editor -- RE: Editorial Endorsements for Attorney General and Governor"
       SEE:   Correspondence - State: Governor Pataki
               
Correspondence- State: Attorney General Spitzer
               
Test Cases - State (Commission)
               
Correspondence - State: NYS Ethics Commission
               
Correspondence - State: U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern & Southern Districts of NY
               
Correspondence - State: Manhattan District Attorney Morgenthau
                Judicial Selection -- State: NYS

CJA's December 6, 2002 memo to Richard Schwartz -- "RE: Information Gathering for your 'Judging the Judges' editorial series"

CJA's December 10, 2002 memo to Richard Schwartz -- "RE: 'Judging the Judges' editorial series"

CJA's December 16, 2002 e-mail to Joe Mahoney and Celeste Katz -- "Subj: Stopping Tomorrow's Sham Senate Confirmation Proceedings"
   -- attaching
CJA's December 16, 2002 letter to Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, Senate Minority Leader Martin Connor, & Senate Minority Leader-Elect David Paterson  -- "RE: (1) Postponing Senate Confirmation Proceedings on the Nomination of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman James J. Lack to the Court of Claims to no earlier than January 9, 2003; (2) Constituting a More Neutral Senate Forum for the Holding of the Confirmation 'Hearing'; and (3) Commencing Review of CJA's Documentary Evidence of Chairman Lack's Unfitness for Judicial Office"   

CJA's December 20, 2002 memo to Richard Schwartz -- "RE: 'Judging the Judges' editorial series"

CJA's December 30, 2002 memo to Richard Schwartz -- "RE: 'Judging the Judges' editorial series"

CJA's December 30, 2002 memo to Russ Hoyle, Editor -- "RE: CJA's Proposal for a Daily News Investigative Expose of the Readily-Verifiable Evidence of the Corruption of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct"

2003


CJA's April 8, 2003 memo to Richard Schwartz and Michael Aronson -- "RE: Yesterday's Meeting"
 -- enclosing notice & questions for 1987 legislative hearing
       Commission's 1990 report to governor, comptroller, legislators, etc.
   testimony of former Bronx Surrogate Bertram Gelfand at 1997 City Bar hearing
      Gerald Stern's pertinent testimony at 1981 legislative hearing
     Commission's 2002 annual report

CJA's April 10, 2003 letter to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "RE" Vindicating the Public's Rights in time for 'LAW DAY', MAY 1, 2003: Follow-up to Daily News reporting & editorializing: 'Cases vs Diamond Dismissed' (4/3/03; Michele McPhee) & 'Conduct Unbecoming' (4/4/03, Editorial)

CJA's April 10, 2003 e-mail to Larry Cohler-Esses -- "Subj: Investigative Expose of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's April 14, 2003 e-mail from Larry Cohler-Esses -- "Subj: See you tomorrow"
  -- attaching:

       (1) CJA's March 5, 2003 memo to NYS Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committee leaders -- "RE: Meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman John A. DeFrancisco, Monday, March 17th, at 10:30 a.m."CJA's March 5, 2003 letter to NYS Senate & Assembly Judiciary leadership
       (2) CJA's October 26, 2001 letter to then NYS Senator David A Paterson -- "RE: CJA's Request for Legislative Hearing/Investigation of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct"  

2005


CJA's September 2, 2005 memo -- "RE: Election Coverage: Examining Manhattan D.A. Morgenthau's Record with Respect to Judicial Corruption and Conflicts of Interest -- and Getting His Response and that of Would-Be D.A. Snyder"
        SEE: CORRESPONDENCE-NYS Officials: Manhattan D.A. Morgenthau

        SEE: CORRESPONDENCE-NYS Officials: Brooklyn D.A. Hynes

  --  CJA's September 2, 2005 memo to D.A. Morgenthau & Would-Be D.A. Snyder -- "RE: THE VOTERS" RIGHT TO YOUR RESPONSE"
  --  CJA's September 8, 2005 memo to Democratic Candidates for Brooklyn D.A.-- "RE: Informing the Voters -- and the Mainstream and Editorializing Press -- of Brooklyn D.A. Hynes' Cover-Up of Systemic, High-Level Judicial Corruption, Including with Respect to 'Clubhouse' Control of Nominations for Elective Judgeships"
   -- CJA's September 8, 2005 memo to Brooklyn D.A. Hynes -- "RE: THE VOTERS" RIGHT TO YOUR RESPONSE"


2006


CJA's August 25, 2006 memo to Arthur Browne (Editorial Page Editor) & Ben Smith (Political Editor) -- "RE:  YOUR UPCOMING EDITORIAL ENDORSEMENTS AND ONGOING ELECTION COVERAGE: The Races for New York Governor, U.S. Senator from New York, and New York Attorney General"

CJA's August 31, 2006 e-mail to Ben Smith -- "Subject: Fwd: Elections 2006: Informing the Voters -- Editorial & News Departments"
 

CJA's October 27, 2006 memo  -- "RE: THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE HEVESI SCANDAL -- AND THE MORE SIGNIFICANT YET-TO-BE REPORTED SCANDALS that will throw open the non-competitive statewide races for Governor and Senator -- & the hardly competitive race for Attorney General -- for the benefit of all New Yorkers      

CJA's October 30, 2006 memo -- "RE: THE HEVESI SCANDAL -- AND THE PLATFORM OF DECEIT UPON THE PUBLIC IT IS PROVIDING TO ATTORNEY GENERAL SPITZER & GOVERNOR PATAKI, AMONG OTHERS"



2007

     
February 9, 2007: "Give okay to Judge Kaye", editorial

CJA's February 12, 2007 e-mail to Bill Hammond (copy to Joe Mahoney) -- "Subject: What took Place 'Behind the Scenes' at Today's Senate Judiciary Committee to Confirm Justice Jones to the NY Court of Appeals"
          
 SEE: Judicial Selection-NYS-"Merit Selection"-NY Court of Appeals-Jones
  
CJA's February 26, 2007 e-mail to Bill Hammond/Editorial-Albany Bureau -- "Subject -- Citizen Opposition to Senate Confirmation of Chief Judge Kaye's Reappointment to the NY Court of Appeals  -- NO OKAY TO KAYE"
[cc: Joe Mahoney/Albany Bureau]
        
   
SEE: Judicial Selection-NYS-"Merit Selection"-NY Court of Appeals-Kaye

CJA's March 2, 2007 e-mail to Bill Hammond & Joe Mahoney -- "Subject: CJA's opposition to Chief Judge Kaye"

CJA's March 6, 2007 e-mail to Bill Hammond & Joe Mahoney - "Subject:  PRESS ALERT: POSTPONEMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE KAYE'S CONFIRMATION"



    

 

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Transcript of June 8, 2009 hearing: Paul Altman

 

 

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