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THE NEW YORK TIMES:
Paper Trail of Suppression, Protectionism & Blackballing


1990

NJC's September 27, 1990 fax to Metro & Metro-Legal with press release, "JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS SUBJECT TO COURT CHALLENGE: Party Bosses' 'Three-Year-Plan' Condemned as 'Illegal Contract'"
  
SEE: Judicial Selection - NY: Election Law case, Castracan v. Colavita

NJC's October 4, 1990 fax to Tessa Melvin with press release, "JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS SUBJECT TO COURT CHALLENGE: Lawsuit Seeks to Set Aside Cross-Endorsements as 'Illegal Contract'"

"Agreement on Judicial Candidates" by Tessa Melvin, NYT - Westchester Section, October 14, 1990

NJC's October 23, 1990 fax to Jonathan Landman with 1-page summary

NJC's October 23, 1990 fax to Jonathan Landman
  -- enclosing Order to Show Cause for preference, & Supporting Affirmation of Doris L. Sassower, Esq.


NJC's October 23, 1990 fax to Tessa Melvin, enclosing proposed Letter to the Editor by NJC Chairman Eli Vigliano, Esq.

NJC's October 29, 1990 fax to Dorothy Samuels/Editorial Board, enclosing October 26, 1990 press release of NY League of Women Voters, "Cross-Endorsement Case Should be Heard", and Associated Press feed with release date of October 29, 1990 and thereafter

NJC's October 31, 1990 fax to Wendy Sclight/Editor, Westchester Weekend Edition, enclosing proposed column by NJC Chairman Eli Vigliano, Esq.

NYT's November 4, 1990 publication of letters to the editor by Rachel Sady and Westchester Women's Bar Association

NJC's November 19, 1990 fax to Jim Feron, Westchester Bureau Chief, enclosing Gannett's November 4, 1990 publication of Guest Column, "In voting for judges this year, 5 + 6 equals zero and so does 10", by NJC Chairman Eli Vigliano, Esq.

1991

NJC's February 11, 1991 fax to Jim Feron, enclosing February 8, 1991 letter from NAACP/LDEF to Appellate Division, Third Dept, requesting permission to submit amicus brief in Castracan v. Colavita

NJC's March 26, 1991 fax to Jim Feron with copy of Doris Sassower's March 25, 1991 oral argument before Appellate Division, Third Dept. in Castracan v. Colavita

Rachel Sady's April 11, 1991 letter to George Judson/Assistant Metro Editor, Regional News

Rachel Sady's April 11, 1991 3-page letter to George Judson

George Judson's May 1, 1991 letter to Rachel Sady

NJC's May 3, 1991 letter to George Judson

NJC's May 6, 1991 fax to George Judson

George Judson's May 8, 1991 letter to NJC

NJC's May 10, 1991 fax to Tessa Melvin

"Lawyer to Pursue Suit on Cross-Endorsement" by Tessa Melvin, May 19, 1991

NJC's May 30, 1991 faxes to George Judson and Roland Miller, transmitting Doris Sassower's proposed letter to the editor, "Who is Being Protected, By Whom, and Why?"

NJC's June 9, 1991 Letter to the Editor by Doris Sassower, "Cross-Endorsement: Questions of Protection"

NJC's October 3, 1991 fax to Sam Verhovek

NJC's October 3, 1991 fax to Westchester Bureau Chief Jim Feron

NJC's October 26, 1991 coverletters to David Margolick, Anthony Lewis, 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 ltr 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)


NJC's October 29, 1991 fax to Sam Roberts

NJC's October 30, 1991 fax to Sam Verhovek

NJC's November 1, 1991 letter to Albany Desk

NJC's November 1, 1991 fax to Westchester Section: Lisa

NJC's November 22, 1991 faxes to Westchester Section & Assignment Desk/Legal, enclosing NJC's November 20, 1991 letter to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph Biden and November 19, 1991 published item in Gannett

1992
 
   SEE Judicial Selection - Federal: 1992-3 

NJC's May 15, 1992 fax to Editorial/Jack Rosenthal, Editorial Page Editor, with advance copy of NJC's May 18, 1992 letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell

NJC's May 15, 1992 fax to Neil Lewis/Washington Bureau, with advance copy of NJC's May 18, 1992 letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell

NJC's May 18, 1992 fax to Editorial/Jack Rosenthal, enclosing "Now It's a Bush Court", NYT editorial, May 7, 1992

NJC's May 18, 1992 fax to National Desk/Norma Sosa

NJC's May 19, 1992 fax to Neil Lewis

NJC's May 19, 1992 letter to Neil Lewis
   -- transmitting copy of CRITIQUE & COMPENDIUM OF EXHIBITS               
 -- NJC's May 18, 1992 letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitchell

NJC's May 19, 1992 fax to Linda Richards

May 26, 1992 postmark of package returned by Neil Lewis, containing Critique & Compendium of Exhibits

NJC's June 3, 1992 letter to Jack McKenzie/Editorial Board
  --  NJC's June 2, 1992 letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitchell
      
 SEE:  Judicial Selection - Federal: 1992-3

NJC's June 5, 1992 fax to William Glaberson/Jim Feron

NJC's June 11, 1992 fax to Jack McKenzie/Editorial Board

NJC's June 14, 1992 letter to Max Frankel, Executive Editor
           
SEE Judicial Selection - Federal: 1992-3
 -- transmitting CRITIQUE & COMPENDIUM OF EXHIBITS               
   -- NJC's May 18, 1992 letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitchell
   -- NJC's June 2, 1992 letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitchell
   -- NJC's June 11, 1992 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee

NJC's June 18, 1992 fax to National Desk--Soma Golden, National Editor

NJC's June 18, 1992 fax to Jack McKenzie/Editorial Board

Max Frankel's June 18, 1992 letter

NJC's June 30, 1992 complaint to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Publisher, enclosing NJC's complaint to NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs that "All the News That's Fit to Print" is a false and misleading advertising claim

NJC's July 10, 1992 proposed Letter to the Editor


July 14, 1992 letter from Vice-President & General Counsel Solomon B. Watson, IV to NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.'s July 15, 1992 letter

NYT's July 17, 1992 publication of NJC's Letter to the Editor, "Untrustworthy Ratings?", as expurgated

NJC's August 5, 1992 fax to Jack McKenzie, Editorial Board

NJC's August 21, 1992 letter to James Feron/Westchester Weekly
   -- transmitting CRITIQUE & COMPENDIUM OF EXHIBITS   

NJC's September 25, 1992 fax to William Glaberson
          
         SEE: NJC's October 26, 1992 letter to Associated Press Bureau Chief Sam Boyle, etc.

1993

NJC's March 9, 1993 letter to Joseph Berger, Westchester Bureau Chief -- RE: "Story Angles" for  NJC's critique

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

          
SEE: Judicial Selection- NY Court of Appeals: "merit selection"- Levine

NJC's September 21, 1993 letter to Joseph Berger

"A Meeting With Cuomo Brings Out the Critics", by James Dao, NYT, December 11, 1993

NJC's December 15, 1993 fax to James Dao
  -- NJC/CJA's December 15, 1993 written statement in opposition to Senate confirmation of Carmen Ciparick to the NY Court of Appeals 
    SEE Judicial Selection-NY Court of Appeals: "merit selection" - Ciparick


1994

CJA's August 2, 1994 fax with proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: judicial disclosure & disqualification -- and NY Attorney General Koppell
  SEE Correspondence - NYS Officials: A.G. Koppell   
  SEE
: 
Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)


CJA's September 10, 1994 letter to Ian Fisher on Democratic primary for Attorney General
  -- enclosing
CJA's September 9, 1994 letter to Gabe Pressman/NBC News Forum

CJA's September 25, 1994 proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE:  "New York's Mystery General", NYT editorial, 9/17/94

CJA's September 26, 1994 fax to Letters Editor

CJA's September 29, 1994 letter to the Board of Editors -- RE: "New York's Mystery General" & "No Way to Pick a Judge", NYT editorial, 9/27/94"
     -- enclosing
       (1) CJA's September 25, 1994 proposed Letter to the Editor; and
       (2) CJA's September 29, 1994 letter to Republican A.G. nominee Dennis Vacco, with CJA's August 4, 1994 letter to Democratic A.G. nominee Karen Burstein & her handwritten response

CJA's September 30, 1994 fax to Editorial Board -- Att: Howell Raines

CJA's October 3, 1994 fax to Joseph Fried

CJA's October 3, 1994 letter to Joseph Berger
 
Ex A: Appellate Division, Second Dept's June 14, 1991 interim suspension order of Doris Sassower's law license
   Ex B: Appellate Division, Second Dept's September 16, 1994 interim suspension order in Matter of Maiolo 
  
Ex C: Appellate Division's rules; Ct of Appeals' 1984 decision in Matter of Nuey
   Ex D: Court of Appeals 1992 decision in Matter of Russakoff
  
Ex E: Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo with enclosures 
              (1) written 3-year judge-trading deal ;
              (2) Doris Sassower's ltr 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
  Ex F: Judiciary Law 14 & Rules of Judicial Conduct
  Ex G: Doris Sassower's September 19, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint to the Commission on Judicial Conduct
  Ex H: "Judge's Ties to Jewish Leader Stir Debate in Crown Hts. Case", 9/20/94
  Ex I: "No Way to Pick a Judge", NYT editorial, 9/27/94; "New York's Mystery General", NYT editorial, 9/17/94
  Ex J: "A Meeting With Cuomo Brings Out the Critics", NYT, 12/11/93
  Ex K: CJA's September 25, 1994 proposed Letter to the Editor

CJA's October 5, 1994 fax with proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: "No Way to Pick a Judge" (9/27/94 editorial) and "New York's Mystery General" (9/17/94)

CJA's October 6, 1994 fax to Ian Fisher

CJA's October 8, 1994 letter to Jan Hoffman -- RE: "Stories"

CJA's $16,770 ad, "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", NYT Op-Ed page, October 26, 1994

NYT's November 8, 1994 letter from Adam Liptak/Counsel -- copy to CJA


CJA's November 27, 1994 letter to Hilton Kramer, NY POST-"Times Watch" (with copies to NYT Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and NYT Executive Editor Joseph Lelyveld, sent certified mail/rrr)
   
Ex. A: "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 public interest ad, NYT Op-Ed page,
               10/26/94
   
Ex. B: illustrative NYT items "Woman Sues Town Over Slip on Dog Drool"; "Candidate Arrested in Prostitution
              Sweep"
   
Ex. E-1: coverletters to NYT for October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
   
Ex. E-2: Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo with enclosures 
              (1)
written 3-year judge-trading deal ;
              (2) Doris Sassower's ltr 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

    Ex. F-2:  "After the Primaries: New York's Mystery General", NYT editorial, 9/17/94
   
Ex. I: CJA's August 2, 1994 proposed NYT letter to the editor, with fax coversheet
   
Ex. J:  CJA's September 25, 1994 proposed NYT letter to the editor, with fax coversheet
   
Ex. K: CJA's October 5, 1994 proposed NYT letter to the editor, with fax coversheet
   
Ex. L: CJA's September 30, 1994 coversheet and hand-delivered 9/29/94 ltr to NYT editorial board,
              enclosing (1)
CJA's September 29, 1994 ltr to Attorney General candidate Dennis Vacco;
                             (2)
"4 in Attorney General Race Trade Attacks in TV Debate", by Ian Fisher, NYT, 9/12/94
                             (3)
CJA's August 4, 1994 ltr to Karen Burstein & her response;
                             (4)
judicial disqualification statute & rules of judicial conduct
   
Ex. M: "Some Light Sparring for 4 Attorney General Candidates", by Ian Fisher, NYT 9/10/94;
               September 10, 1994 letter to Ian Fisher and October 6, 1994 fax to Ian Fisher 
   
Ex. N: CJA's October 3, 1994 fax to NYT reporter Joseph Fried, enclosing CJA's September 14, 1994 complaint
               to NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
   
Ex. O: CJA's October 3, 1994 letter to Joseph Berger/Westchester Bureau Chief/NYT
   
Ex. P:  CJA's October 4, 1994 letter to NYT reporter Jan Hoffman
   
Ex. Q: "Running on Empty: Where Did All the Issues Go?", NYT, 10/23/94, Week in Review
   
Ex. R: "The Way She Died", column, A.M. Rosenthal, NYT, 3/15/94
   
Ex. S: NJC's October 23, 1991 faxes to Jonathan Landman, enclosing press release & October 29, 1991 fax
              to Dorothy Samuels, enclosing statewide alert of NY League of Women Voters 


CJA's December 7, 1994 letter to Susan Edgerley, Assistant Metro Editor

1995

CJA's January 17, 1995 letter to Gene Roberts, Managing Editor-- RE: "News Fit to Print"
 
Ex 1: "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 ad, NYT, 10/26/94
  Ex 2: "Telling the Truth: Paying the Price", Philadelphia Inquirer, 1989
  Ex 3: CJA's November 27, 1994 ltr to Hilton Kramer
  Ex 4:  certified mail/rrr to Sulzberger & Lelyveld
  Ex 5:  NYT articles
  Ex 6:  NJC's March 20, 1992 memo to Gov. Cuomo's Task Force on Judicial Diversity
  Ex 7: NYT editorials, "New York's Judicial Upheaval"; "New York's Courts, Still in Disarray"
  Ex 8: CJA's December 15, 1993 testimony in opposition to confirmation of Carmen Ciparick to the NY Court of Appeals
  Ex 9: NJC's September 9, 1993 proposed letter to the editor with substantiating September 7, 1993 written opposition  statement to the confirmation of Howard Levine to the NY Court of Appeals
  Ex 10:  "Untrustworthy Ratings?", NJC's expurgated letter to editor, NYT, 7/17/92


CJA's January 23, 1995 letter to Jane Fritch, Investigative Projects Editor

CJA's February 7, 1995 letter to Jane Fritch
   SEE: Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)

CJA's March 12, 1995 letter to Jane Fritch

CJA's September 29, 1995 letter to Doug Frantz
   
SEE:  Judicial Discipline - NYS: Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct         

Doug Frantz's October 2, 1995 letter to CJA

1996

CJA's January 2, 1996 fax to Don Van Natta, Jr.
   SEE Judicial Selection -- NY: NYC's "Merit Selection"

CJA's January 3, 1996 proposed Letter to the Editor, New Year's Resolve: Open the Judicial Selection Process" -- RE: "The Mayor Ruins His Own Case", NYT editorial, 12/29/95)


CJA's February 28, 1996 fax to Don Van Natta, Jr.

CJA's February 29, 1996 fax to Jessica Hampton: NY 1

CJA's March 6, 1996 letter to Op-Ed Page -- RE: "THE DUCKMAN TRANSCRIPTS"

CJA's March 21, 1996 letter to Howard Goldberg, Editor/Op-Ed Page

CJA's March 25, 1996 letter to Joyce Purnick, Jan Hoffman

CJA's May 7, 1996 faxed press release to Westchester Bureau

CJA's June 7, 1996 news story memo to New York Bureau

CJA's June 10, 1996 fax to Clifford Levy
        SEE  Judicial Selection -- NYS lower courts


CJA's June 10, 1996 fax to Clifford Levy

CJA's June 12, 1996 letter to Joyce Purnick

CJA's August 27, 1996 letter to Joyce Purnick

CJA's September 16, 1996 letter to Jan Hoffman

CJA's September 20, 1996 memo to Jan Hoffman, Joyce Purnick

CJA's October 1, 1996 letter to Joyce Purnick

CJA's October 10, 1996 letter to Jan Hoffman

CJA's October 11, 1996 letter to Nancy Chan, Project Coordinator/Corporate Communications-- RE: "Complaint of Times' Suppression and Black-Balling"

CJA's October 21, 1996 comprehensive complaint  -- RE: "Complaint of Times' Suppression and Black-Balling"
  (given in-hand to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. on May 8, 1997)
  
Ex A:  "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 op-ed ad, NYT, 10/26/94
  
Ex B: "Comm'n Abandons Investigative Mandate", CJA's letter to editor, NYLJ, 8/14/95
  
Ex C: "No Justification for Process's Secrecy", CJA's letter to editor, NYLJ, 1/24/96
  
Ex D: NYT op-ed ad, "The celebration of a century", 4/5/96
  
Ex E: "From The Publisher", NYT editorial page, 1/17/92
  
Ex F: "Without Fear or Favor", NYT editorial page, 8/19/96
  
Ex G
:  "The Color of Mendacity", NYT editorial, 7/19/96
   

Compendium I:    judicial elections
Compendium II:   federal judicial selection - O'Rourke
Compendium III:  NY Ct of Appeals -"merit selection" - Levine, Ciparick
Compendium IV: "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?"
Compendium V:   NYC "merit selection"
Compendium VI:  NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct - Judge Duckman
Compendium VII: Governor Pataki's manipulations

CJA's November 13, 1996 fax with proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: "No Way to Choose Judges" NYT editorial, 11/11/96

CJA's November 13, 1996 fax to Letters Editor

CJA's November 14, 1996 letter to Letters Editors

NYT's Nov. 16, 1996 publication of CJA's Letter to the Editor, "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", as expurgated
 

CJA's November 18, 1996 letter to Michael Oreskes, Metro Editor

CJA's November 18, 1996 letter to Letters Editors

CJA's November 20, 1996 letter to Michael Oreskes, Metro Editor

CJA's November 22, 1996 letter to Letters Editors

CJA's November 22, 1996 letter to Michael Oreskes, Metro Editor

CJA's November 27, 1996 letter to Gene Roberts, Managing Editor

CJA's December 2, 1996 supplement to October 21, 1996 comprehensive complaint 
(given in-hand to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. on May 8, 1997)


CJA's December 3, 1996 fax to James Dao
  -- enclosing CJA's April 29, 1996 letter to Michael Finnegan, Counsel/Governor Pataki with Executive Order #10 and Executive Order #11  ; CJA's June 12, 1996 letter to Michael Finnegan &  CJA's June 11, 1996 letter to NYS Senators 

CJA's December 3, 1996 letter to James Dao -- RE: "follow up to my 11/16/96 ltr to the Editor"

1997

CJA's February 18, 1997 coverletter and proposed Letter to the Editor  RE: "Too Many Federal Court Vacancies", NYT editorial, 2/14/97
     SEE: Judicial Selection - Federal: 1996
    
CJA's February 19, 1997 coverletter and proposed Letter to the Editor  RE: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatch's 2/19/97 published ltr to the editor and 2/19/97 article by Neil Lewis, "Head of Senate Judiciary Panel Reconsiders ABA Advisory Role"
  --transmitting CJA's June 28, 1996 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatch

CJA's February 20, 1997 coverletter and proposed Letter to the Editor

CJA's February 24, 1997 coverletter and proposed Letter to the Editor

CJA's February 25, 1997 coverletter and proposed Letters to Editor

CJA's March 7, 1997 memo to Metro Desk (Joyce Purnick, Jan Hoffman) -- RE: "CJA's Response to Governor Pataki's belated implementation of Executive Order #10, setting up permanent judicial screening committees"
  -- enclosing "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", CJA's ltr to the editor, NYT, 11/16/96
  -- enclosing 
CJA’s March 7, 1997 letter to City Bar President Michael Cardozo -- "RE: Supplement to City Bar's February 7, 1997 Report"
        SEE: Correspondence-Bar Associations: City Bar

CJA's March 7, 1997 memo to Albany Bureau -- RE: "Governor Pataki's belated implementation of Executive Order #10, setting up permanent judicial screening committees"
 -- enclosing "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", CJA's ltr to the editor, NYT, 11/16/96
 --
CJA’s March 7, 1997 letter to City Bar President Michael Cardozo

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

CJA's April 30, 1997 letter to NYT columnist and Former NYT Executive Editor A.M. Rosenthal -- RE: "Ethics at The Times"
 
-- enclosing (1) CJA's October 21, 1996 comprehensive complaint 
  
Ex A:  "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 op-ed ad, NYT, 10/26/94
   Ex B: "Comm'n Abandons Investigative Mandate", CJA's ltr to editor, NYLJ, 8/14/95
   Ex C: "No Justification for Process's Secrecy", CJA's ltr to editor, NYLJ, 1/24/96
   Ex D: NYT op-ed ad, "The celebration of a century", 4/5/96
   Ex E: "From The Publisher", NYT editorial page, 1/17/92
   Ex F: "Without Fear or Favor", NYT editorial page, 8/19/96
   Ex G:  "The Color of Mendacity", NYT editorial, 7/19/96

    (2) CJA's December 2, 1996 supplement to October 21, 1996 comprehensive complaint

A.M. Rosenthal's May 7, 1997 letter to CJA

CJA's July 3, 1997 fax and proposed Letter to the Editor, "On Choosing Judges: Part 2" -- RE: "In a Candid Book, Lawyers Judge the Judges" front-page metro, 7/2/97

CJA's August 27, 1997 press releases to Metro/Assignment Desk; Purnick/Hoffman; Albany Bureau
  -- CJA's $3,077 public interest ad, "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", NYLJ, pp. 3-4, 8/27/97
        SEE Correspondence - NYS Officials: A.G. Vacco
        SEE: Judicial Discipline - NYS: Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of NY
         SEE:  Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)


CJA's December 19, 1997 memo to Jack Kadden, Metro Editor -- RE: "Governor Pataki's manipulation of judicial appointments"
        -- resent on December 23, 1997 to Jerry Gray, Political Editor

CJA's December 24, 1997 letter to Jerry Gray -- RE: "Our Critique of Andrew O'Rourke's judicial qualifications and the failure of the federal judicial screening process"
          SEE: Judicial Selection - Federal: 1992-3

CJA's December 26, 1997 memo to Jerry Gray -- RE: "Citizen Opposition to Governor Pataki's Appointment of Andrew O'Rourke to the Court of Claims"
         
SEE: Judicial Selection - NY - Appointments to Lower State Courts: O'Rourke

CJA's December 26, 1997 memo to Jerry Gray -- RE: "Citizen Opposition to Governor Pataki's Appointment of Andrew O'Rourke to the Court of Claims"

1998

CJA's January 5, 1998 fax to Jerry Gray, Political Editor/Metro -- RE: "Citizen opposition to the O'Rouke nomination and confirmation"

CJA's January 8, 1998 fax to Jerry Gray -- RE: "Citizen Opposition to O'Rourke Ct of Claims judgeship"

CJA's January 9, 1998 fax to Joyce Purnick, Metro Editor -- RE: "Citizen Opposition to O'Rourke Ct of Claims judgeship and the Public's Right to Basic Information"

CJA's January 9, 1998 letter to Joseph Lelyveld, Executive Editor -- RE: "NYT suppression of important and time-sensitive stories concerning the integrity of essential governmental processes"

CJA's January 9, 1998 fax to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray, Jack Kadden) -- RE: "O'Rourke Nomination - Public's Right to Information"

CJA's January 9, 1998 fax to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Publisher -- RE: "NYT Suppression of newsworthy & time-sensitive stories"

CJA's January 12, 1998 memo to Joseph Lelyveld -- RE: "NYT suppression of important and time-sensitive stories concerning the integrity of essential governmental processes"

CJA's January 12, 1998 fax to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray, Jack Kadden) -- RE: "The sham 'processes' of state judicial screening & confirmation"

CJA's January 12, 1998 fax to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. -- RE: "NYT suppression of newsworthy & time-sensitive stories"

CJA's January 13, 1998 summary, hand-delivered to Albany Bureau --

CJA's February 2, 1998 memo to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray) -- RE: "O'Rourke waiver"

CJA's February 5, 1998 memo to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray) -- RE: "O'Rourke waiver"

CJA's February 9, 1998 memo to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray) -- RE: "Andrew O'Rourke waiver"

CJA's February 9, 1998 memo to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray) -- RE: "Andrew O'Rourke waiver"

CJA's February 11, 1998 memo to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray) -- RE: "Andrew O'Rourke waiver"

CJA's February 12, 1998 fax to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. -- RE: "Complaint: Immediate Attention Required"

CJA's February 12, 1998 comprehensive complaint to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. -- RE:  "Suppression of important, time-sensitive, and electorally-significant stories"
  
Ex A-1: CJA's October 21, 1996 complaint coverletter
  
Ex A-2: "Times Columnist Wins a Columbia Award", NYT, 5/16/97
  
Ex A-3: "Times Names 4 to Senior Positions on the News Staff", NYT, 5/24/97
  
Ex B:  "Creating a Forum to Rake the Media's Muck", NYT
  
Ex C-1: "Untrustworthy Ratings?", NJC's ltr to editor, NYT, 7/17/92
  
Ex C-2: "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", CJA's letter to editor, NYT, 11/16/96

 
CJA's February 12, 1998 memo to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray) -- RE: "Your Suppression of Important, Time-Sensitive, and Electorally-Significant Stories"

CJA's February 12, 1998 memo to Joseph Lelyveld -- RE: "Times suppression of important, time-sensitive, and electorally-significant stories"

CJA's February 12, 1998 fax to Ray Hernandez/Albany -- RE: "Your Suppression of Important, Time-Sensitive, and Electorally-Significant Stories"

CJA's February 16, 1998 memo to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray) -- RE: "O'Rourke waiver"

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.'s February 18, 1998 response


CJA's July 8, 1998 follow-up -- RE: "Times' Suppression and Black-Balling", constituting "CJA's answer to Mr. Sulzberger's disingenuous February 18, 1998 response" (with indicated copy to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.)

CJA's September 10, 1998 memo to Metro (Joyce Purnick, Jerry Gray):  RE: "Electorally-significant -- AND UNREPORTED -- issues of government integrity in the race for New York State Attorney General"
      SEE Correspondence - NYS Officials: A.G. Vacco
      SEE:  Test Cases-Federal (Mangano)

CJA's September 14, 1998 letter to Anthony Lewis -- RE: "The Test of Judicial Independence: cert petition in Sassower v. Mangano, et al, S.Ct. #98-106, Court Calendar Conference: September 28, 1998"

CJA's October 9, 1998 letter to Elsa Brenner, Westchester reporter

CJA's October 19, 1998 letter to Roland Miller, Editor/Westchester Section -- RE: "Lawyer's Challenge - 10/18/98, Westchester Weekly, NYT"
  (indicated copy for Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.)

CJA's October 19, 1998 fax to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. -- RE: "Inadequate and Libelous Story -- 10/18/98 Westchester Weekly"

CJA's October 20, 1998 letter to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. -- RE: "The Razor-Close Race for New York State Attorney General: Dennis Vacco's litigation fraud in defense of state judges and the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, sued for corruption, and Eliot Spitzer's Wilful Failure to Raise the Issue"
 
Ex A: "In a 'Virtual' Race, Politics Without Kissing Babies", NYT, 10/18/98
           "Party Boss Has Firm Grip On Judgeships", NYT, 10/19/98
 
Ex B:  "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", CJA's $3,077 ad, NYLJ, 8/27/97
 
Ex C:  CJA's October 10, 1998 memo to Metro, with enclosure "IS CASE FILE EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION AND COLLUSION BY THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL 'TOO HOT' FOR THE CANDIDATES?", CJA's September 9, 1998 City Bar handout
 
Ex D:  CJA's September 8, 1998 memo to NYLJ & City Bar, with copies to Democratic Attorney General
             candidates, with attached correspondence to A.G. candidate Spitzer
 
Ex E: "The Primary for Attorney General", NYT editorial, 9/12/98
 
Ex F
: "Company Investigated by Vacco Linked to Funds for His Campaign", NYT, 10/13/98; "Mr. Vacco's Questionable Investigation", NYT editorial, 10/14/98
 

November 4, 1998 letter of NYT Counsel Adam Liptak -- RE: "Correction Demand"

CJA's November 11, 1998 letter to Adam Liptak-- RE: "A PROPER CORRECTION -- AND PROPER STORY: Impeachment Complaint against the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court"

CJA's November 15, 1998 letter to Anthony Lewis -- RE: "Testing the Rhetoric about Judicial Independence and Accountability"

CJA’s November 17, 1998 letter to Jack MacKenzie, former NYT Editorial Board member
  
Ex A-1: "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 ad, NYT, 10/26/94
   Ex. A-2: "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", CJA's $3,077 ad, NYLJ, 8/27/97
   Ex. B: annotation to The Appearance of Injustice

CJA's November 30, 1998 letter to Anthony Lewis

CJA's December 11, 1998 memo to Metro (Purnick, Gray) -- RE: "Governor Pataki's nomination of Albert Rosenblatt to the Court of Appeals"  (indicated copy to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.)
        
SEE Judicial Selection-NYS-"Merit Selection" to the NY Court of Appeals: Rosenblatt

CJA's December 14, 1998 memo to Metro (Purnick, Gray) -- RE: "Governor Pataki's nomination of Albert Rosenblatt to the Court of Appeals--NYT Editorial, 'Governor Pataki's Wise Choice', 12/12/98"    (indicated copies to Editorial Page Editor Howell Raines & to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.)

CJA' s December 17, 1998 memo to Metro (Purnick, Gray) --RE: "No-Notice, 'By Invitation Only', fraudulent confirmation hearing of Albert Rosenblatt to the Court of Appeals"
  (indicated copies to Editorial Page Editor Howell Raines, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., & Clifford Levy)

CJA's December 17, 1998 fax to Clifford Levy -- RE: "Fraudulent - Without-Notice 'Hearing' of Albert Rosenblatt's Nomination to Ct of Appeals"

CJA's December 18, 1998 memo to Metro (Purnick, Gray) -- RE: "Vindicating the public's right to 'merit selection' to the Court of Appeals"   (indicated copies to Editorial Page Editor Howell Raines, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., & Clifford Levy)

CJA's December 28, 1998 memo to Metro (Purnick, Gray) -- RE: "THE TIMES' OBLIGATIONS TO THE PUBLIC"
  (indicated copies to Editorial Page Editor Howell Raines, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., & Clifford Levy)

1999

CJA's March 15, 1999 proposed Letter to the Editor  -- RE: "Caseload Forcing Two-Level System for U.S. Appeals" (front-page, March 14, 1999)

CJA's March 18, 1999 follow-up -- RE: "Caseload Forcing Two-Level System for U.S. Appeals" (front-page, March 14, 1999)

August 26, 1999: metro, front-page article by John Sullivan,   "Spitzer Sets Up Unit to Investigate Both State and Local Corruption"    

CJA's August 27, 1999 letter to John Sullivan-- RE: "Your Metro Front-Page Story, 'Spitzer Sets Up Unit to Investigate Both State and Local Corruption', 8/26/99"

August 28, 1999: metro, front-page column by David Rohde, "If a Judge Gets Out of Line: Seeking a Cure"

CJA's August 30, 1999 proposed Letter to the Editor
   SEE
Test Cases - NYS (Commission)
           
Correspondence- State: Attorney General Spitzer 

CJA's August 30, 1999 fax to John Sullivan -- RE: "A.G. Spitzer's 'Public Integrity Unit"

CJA's September 1, 1999 fax to David Rohde -- RE: "Follow-up to 'Seeking a Cure'" 8/28/99"

CJA's September 13, 1999 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "Follow up 'If a Judge Gets Out of Line: Seeking a Cure' NYT, 8/28/99; AND 'Spitzer Sets Up Unit to Investigate Both State and Local Corruption'", NYT, 8/26/99"

CJA's September 28, 1999 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "Follow up 'If a Judge Gets Out of Line: Seeking a Cure' NYT, 8/28/99; AND 'Spitzer Sets Up Unit to Investigate Both State and Local Corruption'", NYT, 8/26/99"

Michael Mantell's October 6, 1999 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "Your Article of August 28, 1999 'If a Judge Gets Out of Line: Seeking a Cure'"

CJA's October 25, 1999 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "Following up 'If a Judge Gets Out of Line: Seeking a Cure' NYT, 8/28/99; AND 'Spitzer Sets Up Unit to Investigate Both State and Local Corruption'", NYT, 8/26/99"

CJA's November 9, 1999 letter to Clifford Levy-- RE: various NYT articles and editorial

CJA's December 14, 1999 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "Times coverage of pending Article 78 proceeding against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct (NY Co. #99-108551)"

CJA's December 23, 1999 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "Evaluating CJA's Readily-Verifiable, Document-Supported Allegations that the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct: (1) is dismissing, without investigation, facially-meritorious judicial misconduct complaints, which the law requires it to investigate (Judiciary Law 44.1); (2) has been unlawfully defended by the State Attorney General, who has used fraudulent litigation tactics to thwart the three most recent Article 78 proceedings challenging its unlawful dismissals of judicial misconduct complaints; (3) is the beneficiary of fraudulent judicial proceedings in two of those recent Article 78 proceedings -- with the third proceeding now pending before a judge disqualified for both self-interest and bias"

CJA's December 28, 1999 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "JOURNALISM THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE"

2000

CJA's January 5, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "MEETING JOURNALISTIC RESPONSIBILITIES"

CJA's January 7, 2000 letter to John Sullivan -- RE: "The Truth Behind Eliot Spitzer's 'Public Integrity Unit': An Investigation on the Occasion of its First Anniversary"

CJA's January 25, 2000 letter to Officer Skeeter
     NYT article, "Officer and a Judge Trade Charges After a Fender Bender"


CJA's January 12, 2000 letter to John Sullivan -- RE: "The Truth Behind Eliot Spitzer's 'Public Integrity Unit': An Investigation on the Occasion of its First Anniversary"

CJA's February 11, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "AN INVESTIGATIVE EXPOSE: On the occasion of the 3rd lawsuit against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct to be 'thrown' by a fraudulent judicial decision of Supreme Court/NY County"

CJA's February 28, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "'RANDOM ASSIGNMENT', etc."

CJA's March 10, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "WHAT'S HAPPENING?"

CJA's March 17, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "TIME TO BRING IN THE EDITORS & TO PREPARE STORIES FOR 'LAW DAY' -- MAY 1st"

CJA's April 12, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "The 25th Anniversary of the Commission on Judicial Conduct: An Investigative Expose on the Occasion of LAW DAY: May 1st"

CJA's April 17, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "Moving Forward with Document-Supported Stories on (1) the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct; (2) the NYS Attorney General; (3) the NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination -- among others"

CJA's May 18, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "Arranging a Meeting with your Editors"

CJA's June 5, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "My unresponded-to May 18th letter to you"

CJA's June 30, 2000 letter to Anthony Ramirez/Metro Section -- RE: "Including the 'public hearings' for Mayor Giuliani's judicial appointees in The Times' Metro calendar"

CJA's October 17, 2000 letter to David Rohde
  -- enclosing  CJA's October 16, 2000 report on the corruption of "merit selection"
        
CJA's October 20, 2000 letter to David Rohde -- RE: "The demonstrated abandonment of 'merit selection' principles by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination (a.k.a. corruption)"

CJA's October 26, 2000 letter to Tony Marcano, Metro Editor -- RE: "Governor Pataki's imminent appointment of an associate judge to the New York Court of Appeals"
        SEE Judicial Selection - NY - "Merit Selection" to the NY Court of Appeals: Graffeo

CJA's October 27, 2000 letter to Tony Marcano, Metro Editor -- RE: "Times upcoming coverage of Governor Pataki's imminent appointment of a third associate judge to the New York Court of Appeals"

CJA's November 1, 2000 letter to Albany Bureau -- RE: "Governor Pataki's imminent appointment to the NYS Court of Appeals versus the People's right to 'merit selection'"

CJA's November 1, 2000 letter to Jane Gross, Metro Editor -- RE: "Governor Pataki's imminent appointment (tomorrow a.m.) to the NY Court of Appeals"

CJA's November 2, 2000 letter to Tony Marcano and Jane Gross, Metro Editors, and to David Rohde -- RE: "Following the New York Law Journal's Front-Page Scoop on NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination and its Findingless October 4, 2004 Report of Recommendees for the NY Court of Appeals"

CJA's November 6, 2000 proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: "The Uses of Secrecy" (NYT column, 11/4/00, Anthony Lewis)

CJA's November 17, 2000 letter to Jonathan Landman, Metro Editor -- RE: "Upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation 'Hearing' on Justice Graffeo's Appointment to the New York Court of Appeals"

CJA's November 21, 2000 letter to Jonathan Landman and Tony Marcano, Metro Editors -- RE: "The Times' Duty to Report on the Destruction of the Public's Rights in Matters of Judicial Selection and Discipline"

CJA's December 6, 2000 letter to Laura Mansnerus -- RE: "Evaluating the 'Experiment' of 'Merit Selection' to New York's Highest State Court"

Tony Marcano's December 6, 2000 e-mail response to CJA -- "re your letter"

CJA's December 15, 2000 letter to Anthony Ramirez/Metro Section -- RE: "Including the public hearings for Mayor Giuliani's judicial appointees in the Times Metro Calendar: SEVEN JUDICIAL APPOINTEES SLATED FOR HEARING - DECEMBER 18, 2000, 9:00 a.m."

2001

CJA's March 25, 2001 proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: "THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE BAR (Editorial, March 23)"

CJA's June 19, 2001 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "Tomorrow's Confirmation 'Hearing' for Court of Claims Judge William A. Wetzel, Scheduled for Tomorrow, 10 a.m. - A case study of the Senate Judiciary Committee's sham confirmation 'hearings', covering up Governor Pataki's demonstrably fraudulent 'judicial selection process', as well as the readily-verifiable corruption of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"
       
SEE: Judicial Selection - NY - Appointment to Lower State Courts: Wetzel

CJA's November 19, 2001 fax to James McKinley, Jr. -- notice of oral argument of the Commission case appeal

CJA's December 20, 2001 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "Getting a Head Start on Governor Pataki's 2002 Re-Election Campaign by Examining his Record on Judicial Appointments"
         SEE Judicial Selection - NY - Chronological Paper Trail of Appointments to Lower State Courts
                Judicial Selection - NY - "Merit Selection" to the NY Court of Appeals -- Rosenblatt, Graffeo

                  
2002

CJA's April 26, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "'Law Day': May 1st -- and Beyond"

CJA's May 14, 2002 fax to James McKinley, Jr. -- "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems"

CJA's June 18, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr.-- RE: "The REAL Attorney General Spitzer -- NOT the 'P.R.' version"

CJA's June 27, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "The REAL Attorney General Spitzer -- NOT the 'P.R.' version"

   Transmittal to James McKinley of a copy of the record in Test Case - State (Commission)

CJA's July 16, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "The explosive political ramifications of the pending public interest lawsuit against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct on Attorney General Spitzer and Governor Pataki"

CJA's July 19, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "The explosive political ramifications on Attorney General Spitzer and Governor Pataki of the pending public interest lawsuit against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's September 18, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "ELECTION YEAR COVERAGE: THE REAL ATTORNEY GENERAL SPITZER -- NOT THE PR VERSION: Balancing Coverage of Lawsuits he has INITIATED by Examination of Lawsuits he has DEFENDED"

CJA's September 20, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "ELECTION COVERAGE: Exposing the REAL Attorney General Spitzer -- not the P.R. Version"

CJA's September 26, 2002 letter to Marianne Giordano, Political Editor/Metro -- RE: "ELECTION COVERAGE: Exposing the REAL Attorney General Spitzer -- not the P.R. Version"

CJA's October 1, 2002 e-mail to Marianne Giordano, Political Editor/Metro -- RE: "September 26, 2002 letter: 'ELECTION COVERAGE: Exposing the REAL Attorney General Spitzer -- not the P.R. Version'"

CJA's October 4, 2002 e-mail to Campbell Robertson, Clerk/Metro -- RE: "ELECTION COVERAGE: The REAL Attorney General Spitzer -- NOT the P.R. Version"

CJA's October 8, 2002 memo to Gail Collins, Editorial Page Editor  RE: "Editorial Endorsements for Attorney General and Governor"        
       SEE:   Correspondence - State: Governor Pataki
                  Correspondence- State: A. G. 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 D.A. Morgenthau
                  Judicial Selection -- State: NYS

James McKinley's October 8, 2002 e-mail to CJA  (3:50 p.m.)

CJA's October 8, 2002 e-mail to James McKinley, Jr.   (5:57 p.m.) -- RE: "The reason why"

James McKinley's October 8, 2002 e-mail to CJA   (6:09 p.m.) -- RE: "RE: the reason why"

CJA's October 8, 2002 e-mail to James McKinley, Jr. (8:25 p.m.) -- RE: "Pataki's appointments"

CJA's November 11, 2002 letter & e-mail to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "The upcoming 'merit selection' appointment to the New York Court of Appeals and the pending lawsuit before that Court exposing the corruption of the 'merit selection' process"

CJA's November 18, 2002 letter & e-mail to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "The upcoming 'merit selection' appointment to the New York Court of Appeals and the pending lawsuit before that Court exposing the corruption of the 'merit selection' process"

CJA's November 25, 2002 e-mail to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "Scheduling for December 3rd, 11th, etc."

CJA's December 2, 2002 e-mail to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "Senate Judiciary Confirmation of Gov. Pataki's Judicial Appointees"

CJA's December 5, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "Meeting next Wed. Dec 11th to Review FOIL-Requested Docs"

CJA's December 13, 2002 fax to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "Lack"

CJA's December 16, 2002 e-mail to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "URGENT: Letter to Senate Leadership to Postpone Lack Confirmation, Etc."
        
 SEE: Judicial Selection - State -NYS lower courts: Lack

CJA's December 18, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- Lack nomination

CJA's December 19, 2002 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- Lack nomination

CJA's December 19, 2002 proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: "State Senate Votes to Confirm One of its Own to a Judgeship (news article, Dec. 18)"


CJA's December 20, 2002 e-mail to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "Fwd: Dec. 18 article: 'State Senate Votes to Confirm one of Its Own for a Judgeship"

James McKinley's December 20, 2002 e-mail to CJA -- RE: "Fwd: Dec 18 article: 'State Senate Votes to Confirm One of Its Own for a Judgeship"

CJA's December 26, 2002 proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: "'The Odd Man Out in Albany's Triumvirate of Power' (front page, metro, Dec. 26)"

CJA's December 26, 2002 e-mail to Corrections Department-- RE: December 18 metro

December 31, 2002 correction

2003

CJA's January 21, 2003 fax to James McKinley, Jr.
     
SEE Judicial Selection - State - "Merit Selection" to the NY Court of Appeals: Read

CJA's January 22, 2003 e-mail to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "CJA's testimony in opposition to Read confirmation"
  --
CJA's January 22, 2003 written testimony 

CJA's January 29, 2003 letter to James McKinley, Jr. -- RE: "Essential News & Editorial Coverage: The Corruption of 'Merit Selection' to the New York Court of Appeals -- The Senate Judiciary Committee's Role"

CJA's January 29, 2003 memo to the Editorial Board -- RE: "Essential News & Editorial Coverage: The Corruption of 'Merit Selection' to the New York Court of Appeals -- The Senate Judiciary Committee's Role"

CJA's February 7, 2003 e-mail to Eleanor Randolph, Editorial Board -- RE: "Vindicating the Public's Rights by Your Powerful Editorial Voice"

CJA's February 11, 2003 proposed Letter to the Editor -- RE: "The New York Process: How Not to Get Heard at a Legislative Hearing (2/7/03)"

CJA's March 6, 2003 e-mail to Gail Collins, Eleanor Randolph, & James McKinley -- RE: "FIXING ALBANY: The NYS Judiciary Committees"

CJA's June 11, 2003 memo-complaint to Editorial Board -- RE: "The Scandal of Federal Judicial Selection in the Second Circuit and the Betrayal of the People of New York by New York Senators Schumer and Clinton -- as Readily-Verifiable from the 'Paper Trail' of Primary-Source Materials Posted on the Home-Page of www.judgewatch.org"
   [indicated copies to Washington Bureau]
   CJA's e-mail transmittal message
        SEE: "Paper Trail to Jail" in the "disruption of Congress" case

CJA's June 19, 2003 letter to Asst. Managing Editor Allan Siegal -- RE: "Ensuring Journalistic Integrity and Quality by Examining How The New York Times Handles Complaints -- Starting with CJA's June 11, 2003 Memorandum-Complaint"
  
 [indicated copies to Editorial Board, Washington Bureau, & Public]

CJA's June 24, 2003 memo to Allan Siegal, Editorial Board, & Washington Bureau (ATT Jill Abramson/Bureau Chief
-- RE: "Superseding June 19, 2003 letter on how The New York Times handles complaints"

CJA's July 31, 2003 e-mail to Greg Brock, Washington News Editor

CJA's  August 13, 2003 e-mail to Ass't to Philip Taubman, Deputy Editorial Page Editor
    [indicated copy to Greg Brock]

CJA's August 26, 2003 letter to Jill Abramson, Outgoing Washington Bureau Chief/Incoming Managing Editor for Newsgathering -- RE: "Clarifying Your View of the Supervisory Responsibilities of Times Editors -- Before CJA Takes its Unresponded-to June 11, 2003 Memorandum-Complaint, Embodied and Supplemented by its Unresponded-to June 19, 2003 Letter, to the Soon-To-Be-Appointed Times Ombudsman/'Public Editor'"
   [indicated copies to Siegal, Taubman, Brock]

CJA's September 25, 2003 letter to Executive Editor Bill Keller -- RE: (1) "Appointing a public editor/ombudsman who will not be a meaningless camouflage for continuing 'journalistic fraud'; (2) Providing a 'role model example' for handling CJA's unresponded-to June 11, 2003 memorandum-complaint, in the absence of a public editor/ombudsman -- or, alternatively, referring it to the public editor/ombudsman as his/her FIRST order of business"

  
 [indicated copies to Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Taubman, Editorial Board (each & every member), Purnick, Sridhar Pappu (NY Observer), Jayson Blair]

CJA's October 13, 2003 letter to Executive Editor Bill Keller -- RE: "(1) Misconduct complaint against Jonathan Landman for his leading role as metro editor in the 'journalistic fraud' summarized by CJA's June 19, 2003 letter, disentitling him to elevation to the newly-created position of assistant managing editor for enterprise and warranting his discharge; (2) Immediate investigation of the politically-explosive metro-based corruption stories long-suppressed by Mr. Landman -- beginning with the corruption of 'merit selection' to the New York Court of Appeals, as documented by CJA's October 16, 2000 and November 13, 2000 reports and the record then and thereafter in Elena Ruth Sassower, Coordinator of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc., acting pro bono publico v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of New York"
   
 [indicated copies to Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Editorial Board (each & every member), Purnick, Jerry Gray, Clifford Levy, Kevin Flynn, John Sullivan, David Rohde, Raymond Hernandez, Laura Mansnerus, James McKinley, Jr., Marianne Giordano, William Glaberson, Tony Marcano (Ombudsman-Sacramento Bee), Tom Goldstein, Blair]

CJA's November 1, 2003 letter to Executive Editor Bill Keller -- RE: "Status of CJA's time-sensitive complaints against The Times embodied by its September 25th and October 13th letters to you"
    [copies to Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Editorial Board (each & every member), Brock, Purnick, Gray, Levy, Flynn, Sullivan, Rohde, Hernandez, Mansnerus, McKinley, Jr., Giordano, Glaberson, Marcano (Ombudsman-Sacramento Bee), Blair]

CJA's December 1, 2003 letter to Public Editor Daniel Okrent -- RE: "Bringing Long-Overdue Accountability and Responsiveness to The Times"
  
 [indicated copy to Keller]

CJA's December 24, 2003 e-mail to Public Editor Okrent -- RE: "Center for Judicial Accountability's Long-Standing & Unresponded-to Complaints, embodied by our Unresponded-to December 1st Letter to You"

December 24, 2003 automated e-mail acknowledgment -- "Thank you for your message"

December 24, 2003 e-mail from Arthur Bovino/Office of the Public Editor -- RE: "RE: Center for Judicial Accountability's Long-Standing & Unresponded-to Complaints, embodied by our Unresponded-to December 1st Letter to You"

2004

CJA's January 21, 2004 memo to James McKinley, Albany Bureau Chief
     SEE Judicial Selection - NY -- "Merit Selection" to the NY Court of Appeals: Smith

CJA's March 1, 2004 story proposal to Michael Janofsky/Linda Greenhouse
   
SEE Press Suppression - Special Topics: National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal -- Test #2

CJA's March 3, 2004 supplement to story proposal  

CJA's March 15, 2004 memo to Linda Greenhouse/Supreme Court  

Michael Janofsky's March 15, 2004 e-mail to CJA

CJA's May 11, 2004 letter to Raymond Hernandez/Washington Bureau -- RE: "Critically Examining the Record of New York Senator Charles Schumer on Judicial Selection, Discipline, and Constituent Services Relating Thereto"
     SEE: "Paper Trail to Jail" in the "disruption of Congress" case

CJA's May 11, 2004 transmitting e-mail to Raymond Hernandez (11:05 a.m.)

Raymond Hernandez' May 11, 2004 acknowledgments (11:42 a.m.) (12:36 p.m.)

CJA's May 11, 2004 fax to Raymond Hernandez (2:30 p.m.)

CJA's May 17, 2004 e-mail to Raymond Hernandez -- RE: "'Judicial Scandal' -- By: Robert Novak"

CJA's May 24, 2004 memo to Gerry Mulaney, Deputy Metro Editor for Politics -- "Proposal to You and ALL Relevant Times Editors Involved in Election Coverage for a Critical Examination of the Record of Senator Charles Schumer on Judicial Selection, Discipline, and Constituent Services Relating Thereto"
 
 [indicated copy to Hernandez]

CJA's June 17, 2004 e-mail to Daniel Okrent (3:21 p.m.) -- RE: "Complaint of Times' 'Protectionism' of NY Senator Schumer, Arising from Multitudinous Conflicts of Interest..."
 
[indicated copies to Metro, Hernandez]

CJA's June 17, 2004 complaint to Public Editor Daniel Okrent -- RE: "Times 'Protectionism' of New York Senator Charles Schumer, Arising from its Multitudinous Conflicts of Interest -- Covering Up his Pivotal Role in the Corruption of Judicial Selection and Discipline -- and Depriving New Yorkers of the Information Necessary to their Casting an Intelligent Vote in the 2004 Senate Election"
 
[indicated copies Mulaney, Hernandez, The Public]

June 17, 2004 automated e-mail acknowledgment (3:28 p.m.)

Arthur Bovino's June 17, 2004 e-mail to CJA (3:34 p.m.)

CJA's e-mail to June 17, 2004 Arthur Bovino (4:29 p.m.)

Arthur Bovino's June 17, 2004 e-mail to CJA (4:43 p.m.)

CJA's June 17, 2004 e-mail to Arthur Bovino (5:56 p.m.)

Arthur Bovino's June 17, 2004 e-mail to CJA (10:12 p.m.)

CJA's June 18, 2004 e-mail to Arthur Bovino
  [indicated copies to Metro, Hernandez]

CJA's June 20, 2004 e-mail to Daniel Okrent
  [indicated copies to Metro, Hernandez]

June 21, 2004 e-mail from Daniel Okrent to CJA -- RE: "CJA"

CJA's June 22, 2004 e-mail to Daniel Okrent (9:32 a.m.) -- RE: "Did You Yourself Actually Read CJA's June 17, 2004 Complaint -- and Review the Substantiating Cited Evidence"

Arthur Bovino's June 22, 2004 e-mail to CJA (9:47 a.m.) -- RE:  "RE: 'Did You Yourself Actually Read CJA's June 17, 2004 Complaint -- and Review the Substantiating Cited Evidence'"

CJA's June 22, 2004 e-mail to Mr. Bovino (10:48 a.m.) -- RE: "Does Mr. Okrent Deny or Dispute the Evidentiary Significance of the 'Paper Trail' -- Warranting Times Coverage by ANY OBJECTIVE STANDARD"

Arthur Bovino's June 22, 2004 e-mail to CJA (11:14 a.m.)

CJA's June 22, 2004 e-mail to Arthur Bovino (3:07 p.m.) -- RE: "The 'Matter' is NOT 'CLOSED' -- and Mr. Okrent's Response, as Public Editor, Should be (by) Letter Signed by Him"

CJA's June 25, 2004 e-mail (cc) to Daniel Okrent, Mulaney, Taubman, Hernandez, Lewis -- RE: "Follow-Up Coverage: 'Disruption of Congress' -- June 28th Sentencing"

2005

CJA's July 29, 2005 letter to Executive Editor Bill Keller  -- "RE: (1) Being True to the First Amendment by reporting on the readily-verifiable evidence, detailed by CJA's September 25, 2003 and October 13, 2003 letters to you, of the corruption of the processes of judicial selection & discipline and the complicity of our highest public officers, including those seeking re-election or further public office -- New York Home-State Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York State Attorney General Spitzer, and New York Governor George Pataki, among them; (2) Being True to New York Times' 'Ethical Journalism' Standards, Report Recommendations and Your Own Announced Policies by responsive, corrective action with respect to The Times' defamatory and cover-up November 7, 2004 column, 'When the Judge Sledgehammered The Gadfly' (Westchester Section, front page)"
   
[indicated copies to Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Taubman, Collins (for sharing with ALL Editorial Board members), Fuchs, Hernandez, Jayson Blair, Seth Mnookin & other members of press & The Public]

enclosing -- analysis of NYT column "WHEN THE JUDGE SLEDGEHAMMERED THE GADFLY"

          SEE "DISRUPTION OF CONGRESS" CASE & its "Paper Trail to Jail"
     
Re: analysis, para. 14: see above NYT correspondence 1/22-3/6/03, plus             
                 NYS Senate Judiciary Committee Transcript: 1/22/03

                 CJA's January 22, 2003 written testimony  & accompanying appendix

CJA's August 16, 2005 memo to Keller, Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Taubman, Collins (for ALL Editorial Board members, Fuchs, Hernandez -- "RE: Collaboratively Moving Forward"
   [indicated copies to Mnookin, Blair, Raines, Gerald Boyd, Steven Brill, The Public -- & the Journalists Serving It]

                               -- ENCLOSING:

          CJA's August 16, 2005 memo to journalist Seth Mnookin

          CJA's August 16, 2005 memo to Jayson Blair, Howell Raines, Gerald Boyd, Steven Brill


          CJA's MARCH 26, 2003 WRITTEN OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE NOMINATION OF NY COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE RICHARD C. WESLEY TO THE 2nd CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
   
Ex A-1:  ABA's "Evaluation Criteria"
     Ex A-2:  City Bar's "Guidelines for Evaluating Candidates for Judicial Office"
     Ex B:  pages from Wesley's questionnaire
     Ex C:   pages from August 17, 2001 motion for disqualification/disclosure in
                Appellate Division, First Dept.
     Ex D: October 6, 1998 judicial misconduct complaint
     Ex E:  pages from Castel's questionnaire
     Ex F-1: "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll",
                CJA's $3,077 ad, NYLJ, 8/27/97
     Ex F-2:  "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", by Elena
                  Sassower, The Long Term View (Massachusetts School of Law)
                  summer 1997


      AND the substantiating two final motions in Elena Ruth Sassower v. Commission
 

(1)  Elena Sassower's October 15, 2002 motion for reargument, vacatur for fraud, lack of jurisdiction,
        disclosure & other relief

Exhibit A:  Sassower's October 7, 2002 letter to Chief Motion Clerk
Exhibit B-1: Court of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order (#581)
Exhibit B-2: Sassower's May 1, 2002 notice of motion for
                  disqualification/disclosure & pp. 1-8 of moving affidavit

Exhibit C-1: Ct of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order (#719)
Exhibit C-2: Sassower's May 1, 2002 notice of appeal
Exhibit C-3: Sassower's June 17, 2002 notice of motion for sanctions,
                  etc. vs. Attorney General

Exhibit D: NYS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers v. Kaye,
                95 NY2d 556 (2000)
Exhibit E-1: Ct of Appeals' decision/order in Schulz v. NYS Legislature
                  (Mo.# 1075)

Exhibit E-2 Schulz v. NYS Legislature, 92 NY2d 917 (1998)
Exhibit F-1: Sims v. NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct,
                  62 NY2d 884 (1984)

Exhibit F-2: NY Criminal and Civil Bar Association v. NY,
                  46 NY2d 730 (1978)

Exhibit G: Robert Schulz' August 17, 1998 disqualification motion
                in Schulz v. NYS Legislature

(2)  Elena Sassower's October 24, 2002 motion for leave to appeal

          Exhibit A-1: Appellate Division's December 18, 2001 decision/order
          Exhibit A-2: Appellate Division's March 26, 2002 order
          Exhibit B-1: Ct of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order on
                            disqualification (#581)

Exhibit B-2: Ct of Appeals' September 12, 2002 decision/order on notice
                  of appeal and sanctions (#719)
Exhibit C: Justice Wetzel's January 31, 2000 decision/order
Exhibit D: Justice Cahn's July 13, 1995 decision/order
                in Doris L. Sassower v. Commission
Exhibit E: Justice Lehner's September 30, 1999 decision/order
                in Mantell v. Commission
Exhibit F:  Appellate Division's November 16, 2000 decision/order
                in Mantell v. Commission
Exhibit G: CJA's March 3, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye,
                with inventory of transmitted record
Exhibit H:  3-page analysis of Cahn's July 13, 1995 decision
                in Doris Sassower v. Commission
Exhibit I:  13-page analysis of Justice Lehner's September 30, 1999
               decision in Mantell v. Commission
Exhibit J:  March 27, 2000 ltr of Counsel, Unified Court System
Exhibit K: 1-page analysis of Appellate Division's December 16, 2000
              decision in Mantell v. Commission
Exhibit L-1: 19-page analysis of Appellate Division's December 18, 2001
                  decision (1/7/02 notice-complaint)
Exhibit L-2: Commission's February 27, 2002 acknowledgment letter
Exhibit M-1: "I rise in defense of state courts", Chief Judge Kaye,
                  Daily News, 1/17/02
Exhibit M-2: "State judicial system is accountable to public",
                   Judge Kaye, Albany Times Union, 2/10/02

CJA's August 31, 2005 e-mail to Leslie Eaton -- RE: "D.A. Morgenthau's Cover-Up of Judicial Corruption, etc."

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" 
  [faxed to Bill Keller, Editorial Board, Metro; e-mailed to Sulzberger, Keller, Abramson, Editorial Board, Eaton]  
        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"
  [e-mailed to Sulzberger, Keller, Abramson, Editorial Board, Eaton, Jonathan Hicks]  

  --  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"
    [e-mailed to Sulzberger, Keller, Abramson, Editorial Board, Eaton, Hicks]  
   -- CJA's September 8, 2005 memo to Brooklyn D.A. Hynes -- "RE: THE VOTERS" RIGHT TO YOUR RESPONSE"
    [e-mailed to Sulzberger, Keller, Abramson, Editorial Board, Eaton, Hicks]  

CJA's September 26, 2005 complaint to Byron Calame, Public Editor -- "RE: Bringing Long-Overdue Accountability and Responsiveness to The New York Times"
  
[indicated copies to Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Taubman, Collins (for sharing with ALL Editorial Board members), Fuchs, Hernandez,, Eaton, Hicks, Geraldo Rivera, Bill O'Reilly]


Byron Calame's September 30, 2005 e-mail response
    [indicated copies to Keller and to Calame's own assistant Plambeck]

CJA's November 1, 2005 letter to Legal Department/NYT -- "RE: Service of Summons & Complaint"

CJA's November 4, 2005 letter to David McCraw/Counsel/NYT -- "RE: SERVICE OF SUMMONS WITH NOTICE UPON DEFENDANTS: The New York Times Company, The New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Bill Keller, Jill Abramson, Allan M. Siegal, Gail Collins, individually and on behalf of The Editorial Board, Daniel Okrent, Marek Fuchs"

CJA's November 30, 2005 letter to George Freeman/Assistant General Counsel/NYT  -- "RE: New York Times' protocols and procedures with respect to requests for correction of false and defamatory publication"
   [indicated copy to Solomon B. Watson, IV/Senior Vice President & General Counsel]

George Freeman's December 2, 2005 letter -- "RE: Times' procedures re corrections"

CJA's December 14, 2005 letter to George Freeman -- "RE: Securing appropriate review by The New York Times Company Legal Department"
   [indicated copy to Watson]

CJA's December 22, 2005 letter to George Freeman

-- "RE: Securing appropriate review by The New York Times Company Legal Department"
   [indicated copy to Watson]

CJA's December 30, 2005 letter to Solomon B. Watson, IV, Senior Vice President & General Counsel -- "RE: Securing appropriate review by The New York Times Company Legal Department"
    [indicated copy to Freeman]

2006

George Freeman's January 3, 2006 letter -- "RE: Times' procedures re corrections"

CJA's January 6, 2006 letter to Solomon B. Watson, IV -- "RE: Securing appropriate review by The New York Times Company Legal Department"
   [indicated copy to Freeman]

George Freeman's January 10, 2006 letter -- "RE: Times' procedures re corrections"
   [indicated copy to Watson]

CJA's January 12, 2006 letter to Solomon B. Watson, IV -- "RE: Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al.
   [indicated copies to Freeman, McCraw]

CJA's January 12, 2006 e-mail to George Freeman and David E. McCraw

George Freeman's January 12, 2006 automated e-mail acknowledgment

January 12, 2006 e-mail from David E. McCraw, Senior Counsel

CJA's January 13, 2006 letter to David McCraw -- "RE: Arranging Service of Process Pursuant to the CPLR, Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
   [indicated copies to Watson, Freeman, Eli Vigliano, Esq]

David McCraw's January 13, 2006 e-mail response

CJA's January 16, 2006 letter to David McCraw -- "RE: Arranging Service of Process Pursuant to the CPLR, Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
   [indicated copy to Eli Vigliano, Esq.]

David McCraw's January 17, 2006 e-mail response

CJA's January 19, 2006 letter to David McCraw -- "RE: Arranging Service of Process Pursuant to the CPLR, Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
    [indicated copy to Eli Vigliano, Esq.]

CJA's January 24, 2006 letter to Solomon B. Watson, IV, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer -- "RE: Securing & Confirming Your Unconflicted, Appropriate Supervisory Oversight & Arranging for Service of Process of Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
    [indicated copies to McCraw, Freeman, Eli Vigliano, Esq.]

CJA's January 27, 2006 letter to Solomon B. Watson, IV --  "RE: Securing & Confirming Your Unconflicted, Appropriate Supervisory Oversight & Arranging for Service of Process of Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
     [indicated copies to McCraw, Freeman, Eli Vigliano, Esq.]

CJA's January 30, 2006 letter to Rhonda L. Brauer, Secretary, Corporate Governance Officer & Senior Counsel -- "RE: (1) Misconduct by Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel Solomon B. Watson, IV; (2) Arranging for Service of Process of Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
     [indicated copies to Watson, McCraw, Freeman, Eli Vigliano, Esq.]

CJA's February 3, 2006 memo to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Bill Keller, Jill Abramson, Allan Siegal, Gail Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Byron Calame, and Marek Fuchs -- "RE: Service of Summons with Notice: Sassower, et al.. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
    
 [indicated copies to Watson, Brauer, Eli Vigliano, Esq.]

cc:
CJA's February 3, 2006 letter to U.S. Senate candidate John Spencer -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's readily-verifiable corruption in office, as evidenced by her record on judicial selection and discipline -- covered up by an election-rigging press"
       [indicated copies to Keller, Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Taubman, Collins (for sharing with ALL Editorial Board members), Fuchs, and Hernandez]

CJA's February 13, 2006 letter to Edward Bohan/Legal Assistant: New York Times Company Legal Department: "RE: Service of Summons with Notice: Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
      
[indicated copies to Keller, Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Calame, Fuchs]

CJA's February 14, 2006 letter to Solomon B. Watson, IV & Rhonda L. Brauer -- "RE:  A Valentine for The New York Times: Service Today of the Summons with Notice: Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
      [indicated copies to Keller, Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Calame, Fuchs, Eli Vigliano, Esq.]

SEE:  
SUING THE NEW YORK TIMES

CJA's March 2, 2006 letter to Edward Bohan/Legal Assistant: The New York Times Company Legal Department -- "RE: Service of Summons with Notice: Sassower, et al. v. The New York Times Company, et al."
     [
indicated copies to Calame, Fuchs, Eli Vigliano, Esq.]

CJA's April 11, 2006 e-mail to "asktheeditors@nytimes.com --"Talk to the Newsroom: Executive Editor Bill Keller" -- "RE: QUESTIONS FOR PUBLIC RESPONSE BY BILL KELLER"
 
    -- copy given, in-hand, to Jill Abramson, Managing Editor for Newsgathering on April 18, 2006 -- as equally applicable to her
    -- copy given, in-hand, to New York Times' media reporter David Carr, on April 19, 2006, together with CJA's press release "First-of-its-Kind Public Interest Lawsuit vs The New York Times in Vindication of the First Amendment"

cc:
CJA's June 19, 2006 letter to Would-Be Republican Nominee for the US Senate Kathleen Troia McFarland -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Senator Hillary Clinton's readily-verifiable corruption in office, as evidenced by her record on judicial selection and discipline -- concealed by John Spencer and an election-rigging press
 
     [indicated copies to Patrick Healy, Keller, Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Taubman, Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Calame, Hernandez, Fuchs]

cc: CJA's June 19, 2006 letter to Would-Be Democratic Nominee for the US Senate Jonathan Tasini -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Senator Hillary Clinton's readily-verifiable corruption in office, as evidenced by her record on judicial selection and discipline -- covered up by an election-rigging press, including The New York Times"
     [copies to Healy, Keller, Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Taubman, Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Calame, Hernandez, Fuchs]

cc: CJA's June 20, 2006 memorandum to the Candidates for the Democratic Nomination for NY Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, Mark Green, Charlie King, Sean Patrick Maloney & to the Republican Nominee for NY Attorney General Jeanine Pirro -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Whether You Will Confront Readily-Verifiable Casefile Proof of Corruption by New York Attorneys General, Past and Present, and Discharge Your Professional and Ethical Obligations with Respect Thereto, Including by Criminal Prosecutions"
      [copies to Healy, Keller, Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Taubman, Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Calame, Hernandez, Fuchs]

cc:
CJA's June 26, 2006 letter to Republican Gubernatorial Nominee John Faso -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Attorney General Spitzer's readily-verifiable corruption in office -- covered up by an election-rigging press"
       [
copies to Healy, Keller, Sulzberger, Abramson, Siegal, Landman, Taubman, Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Calame, Hernandez, Fuchs]

CJA's August 25, 2006 memo to Gail Collins, The Editorial Board, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Bill Keller, Jill Abramson  -- "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"
      [indicated copies to Siegel, Calame, Fuchs, Landman, Taubman, Mullany, Hernandez, Hicks, Healy, Clyde Haberman]

cc:        CJA's September 1, 2006 memo-letter to candidates for Democratic nomination -- sent to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Bill Keller, Jill Abramson, Gail Collins & Editorial Board, Alan M. Siegel (retired), Byron Calame, Marek Fuchs, Jonathan Landman, Philip Taubman, Gerald Mullany, Raymond Hernandez, Jonathan P. Hicks, Patrick Healy, Clyde Haberman

September 7, 2006 article by Jonathan Hicks, "Cuomo and Green Rivalry Sharpens in Final Debate"

ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF MICHAEL COOPER WAS AT THE SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 NYS JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING TO CONFIRM THE NOMINATION OF EUGENE F. PIGOTT TO THE NY COURT OF APPEALS -- & received, in hand, CJA's written opposition testimony
         SEE Judicial Selection-State-NYS: "Merit Selection" to the NY Court of Appeals: Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.

CJA's September 26, 2006 memo to NYT Editorial Page Editor Gail Collins & The Editorial Board -- "Resting Your Editorial Positions & Endorsements on Documentary Evidence of Corruption in the 'Merit Selection'/Judicial Appointments Processes -- Involving the Front-Runners in the Current Electoral Races for New York Governor & U.S. Senator From New York: Eliot Spitzer & Hillary Rodham Clinton
       [
indicated copies to Sulzberger, Keller, Abramson, Michael Cooper, Danny Hakim, Jennifer Medina, Landman, Mullany, Taubman, Hernandez, Hicks, Healy, Haberman, Siegel, Calame, Fuchs]

CJA's October 27, 2006 memo to Sulzberger, Keller, Abramson, Collins, The Editorial Board -- 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
     [indicated copies to Siegel, Calame, Fuchs, Landman, Taubman, Mullany, Albany Bureau (Cooper, Hakim, Medina) Hernandez, Hicks, Healy, Eaton, Haberman]

CJA's October 30, 2006 memo to Sulzberger, Keller, Abramson, Collins, The Editorial Board -- THE HEVESI SCANDAL -- AND THE PLATFORM FOR DECEIT UPON THE PUBLIC IT IS PROVIDING TO ATTORNEY GENERAL SPITZER & GOVERNOR PATAKI, AMONG OTHERS
  [indicated copies to Siegel, Calame, Fuchs, Landman, Taubman, Mullany, Albany Bureau (Cooper, Hakim, Medina) Hernandez, Hicks, Healy, Eaton, Haberman]

CJA's December 27, 2006 memo to Adam Liptak, as member of the Advisory Board of the Program in Law & Journalism at NY Law School: -- "RE: PROGRAM IN LAW & JOURNALISM: Building Scholarship, Commentary, & Pedagogy based on Primary Source Documentary Evidence, Beginning with the Evidence Presented by CJA’s Groundbreaking Public Interest Lawsuit against The New York Times in Vindication of the First Amendment – for which additionally, we seek amicus curiae and other legal assistance, either pro bono or paid"


2007

CJA's February 12, 2007 e-mail to Michael Cooper -- "Subject: What took Place 'Behind the Scenes' at Today's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing to Confirm Justice Jones to the NY Court of Appeals"
    [indicated copies to Danny Hakim, Metro Desk, Editorial Board, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Bill Keller, Jill Abramson]

               SEE: Judicial Selection-NYS-"Merit Selection"-NY Court of Appeals-Jones

February 7, 2007: "Spitzer Reappoints Kaye as State's Top Judge", Maria Newman
            

CJA's February 26 2007 e-mail to Michael Cooper/Albany Bureau Chief -- "Subject: Citizen Opposition to Senate Confirmation of Chief Judge Kaye's Reappointment to the NY Court of Appeals"
   [cc: Danny Hakim, Sewell Chan, Metro Desk, Editorial Board (especially its lawyer members: Adam Cohen & Dorothy Samuels), Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Bill Keller, Jill Abramson]
           
SEE: Judicial Selection-NYS-"Merit Selection"-NY Court of Appeals-Kaye


CJA's March 2, 2007 e-mail to Michael Cooper, Danny Hakim, Sewell Chan, Metro, Editorial Board (especially Adam Cohen & Dorothy Samuels), Arthur Sulzberger, Bill Keller, Jill Abramson -- "Subject:  CJA's opposition to Chief Judge Kaye & for concurrent legislative resolution for her removal/impeachment

CJA's March 6, 2007 e-mail to Michael Cooper, Danny Hakim, Sewell Chan, Metro, Editorial Board (especially Adam Cohen & Dorothy Samuels), Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Bill Keller, Jill Abramson -- "Subject:  PRESS ALERT: POSTPONEMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE KAYE'S CONFIRMATION"

March 7, 2007: Metro Briefing-NY  "Albany: Chief Judge Confirmed", AP

CJA's May 1, 2007 "Law Day" letter to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. -- "RE: Verification by Top Management"

cc: CJA's August 24, 2007 e-mail to Justice at Stake Campaign & Partners -- "Subject: Championing Judicial Independence at the U.S. Supreme Court -- Cert Petition in the 'Disruption of Congress' Case" 

Linda Greenhouse's automated e-mail acknowledgment -- "Subject: Linda Greenhouse is on vacation"

CJA's November 19, 2007 e-mail to Linda Greenhouse -- "Subject: Bringing Accountability to the U.S. Supreme Court"

CJA's December 11, 2007 memo to Linda Greenhouse --"RE: CONTRIBUTING TO SCHOLARSHIP & TEACHING..."
          
  SEE: "Disruption of Congress' -- Appeals: U.S. Supreme Court"

2008

CJA's March 11, 2008 e-mail to The New York Times -- "TODAY'S Closed-Door Judicial Conference Deliberations on the Proposed New Rules for Federal Judicial Discipline"

CJA's March 11, 2008 e-mail to Linda Greenhouse (NYT), with copy to Jeffrey Toobin -- "FW: TODAY'S Closed-Door Judicial Conference Deliberations on the Proposed New Rules for Federal Judicial Discipline"

     SEE:   CJA's Letter to the Chief Justice Roberts & Critique of the Breyer Committee Report

cc: CJA's April 22, 2008 letter to Jeffrey Toobin, Esq. -- "RE: Your Publicly-Made Agreement to Examine the Evidence: The U.S. Supreme Court & the Corruption of Federal Judicial Discipline"
        
cc: New York Times: Linda Greenhouse & Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.; David Margolick, Esq., Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media

                            Click here Federal Judicial Discipline -- Breyer Committee Report

CJA's April 25, 2008 letter to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. -- "RE: First Amendment Responsibilities: Informing the Public of the Corruption of Federal Judicial Discipline & the Pivotal Role of our Supreme Court Justices
          cc: New York Times: (Outgoing Supreme Court Reporter Linda Greenhouse; Incoming Supreme Court Reporter Adam Liptak; Dean Baquet, Washington Bureau Chief; Bill Keller, Executive Editor; Jill Abramson, Managing Editor for Newsgathering; Andrew Rosenthal, Editorial Board Editor)...
 
  
-- with Analysis of New York Times Coverage: The Breyer Committee & its Report --
          
   
 
                    (1)  May 26, 2004 NYT article, "Rehnquist Orders Study on Ethics", no byline

                              -- "Chief Justice Appoints Committee to Evaluate Judicial Discipline System",
                                   The Third Branch newsletter, May 2004
                              -- "Chief Justice Appoints Committee to Evaluate Judicial Discipline System",
                                   Appendix A: Breyer Committee Report, May 25, 2004

                     (2)  May 27, 2004 NYT editorial "Judicial Ethics Under Review"

                     (3)  June 2, 2004 NYT letter to the editor: "Judicial Ethics" by House Judiciary Committee
                           Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner


                               -- Chairman Sensenbrenner's remarks before the Judicial Conference, March 17, 2004
                               -- June 6, 2004 letter to the editor: "A Judge's Record" by Victoria Toensing, Esq.
                               -- unpublished letter to the editor of Professor Stephen Burbank, May 27, 2004

                      (4) 
June 11, 2004 NYT item "National Briefing/Washington: Judicial Complaint
                            Committee Meets
" by Linda Greenhouse


                                -- "Judicial Conduct and Disability Act Study Committee Organizational Meeting",
                                     Supreme Court press release, June 10, 2004
                    
                      (5)  
May 10, 2005 NYT article "Republican Suggests a Judicial Inspector General"
                             by David D. Kirkpatrick


                                -- "Judges Should Police Themselves", NYT editorial, May 18, 2006
                                -- "A Blind Eye on Judges", NYT letter to the editor by Professor Monroe Freedman,
                                          May 22, 2006

                      (6) 
September 20, 2006 NYT article "Federal Judges Take Steps to Improve Accountability"
                            by Linda Greenhouse


                               -- Supreme Court press release, September 19, 2006

                       
    March 12, 2008 NYT item "More Information on Judges", Associated Press


CJA's April 28, 2008 transmittal memo to New York Times recipients:
       Bill Keller, Executive Editor
       Jill Abramson, Managing Editor for Newsgathering
       Andrew Rosenthal, Editorial Board Editor (& for Editorial Board)
       Dean Baquet, Washington Bureau Chief
       Outgoing Supreme Court Reporter Linda Greenhouse
       Incoming Supreme Court Reporter Adam Liptak
       (cc: Arthur Sulzberger, Jr....)

               --  enclosing CJA's April 28, 2008 letter to Professor Stephen Burbank

2011

CJA's February 21, 2011 memo to New York Times reporter William 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"

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

CJA's March 15, 2011 e-mail -- Washington Bureau, National Bureau, Metro Bureau, Editorial Board, John Eligon, William Glaberson, James Barron -- "Subject: On Today's Senate Calendar: Confirmation of Former NY Solicitor General Caitlin Halligan to the US Court of Appeals to the DC Circuit"

 

March 15, 2011 e-mail acknowledgment from nytnews@nytimes.com

 

April 27, 2011: NEW YORK TIMES ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING --
              copies of February 21, 2011 letters & March 15, 2011 e-mail given to NYT Publisher Sulzberger


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 to NYT & Glaberson, with attached June 10, 2011 FOIL request
         --
  ABAJournal.Com: “What America’s Lawyers Earn”— NYS’s 62 Counties

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"

September 1, 2011 e-mail acknowledgment from New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane

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

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

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" 

2012

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

April 25, 2012: NEW YORK TIMES ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING --
              full copy of verified complaint in CJA v. Cuomo given to NYT Publisher Sulzberger

2013

CJA's January 4, 2013 e-mail to the Legislative Press
"The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"

CJA's January 8, 2013 e-mail to the Legislative Press:
"ALERT:  Behind-the-scenes struggle over Senate rules reported by Daily News. What are you reporting?"   Daily News' January 6, 2013 article

 RULES & LEADERSHIP"   Albany Times Union January 8, 2013 article

CJA's March 14, 2013 e-mail to Danny Hakim -- "Subject: Citizen Challenge to Judiciary Budget, Exposes the Sam of NY's Budget Process & the Hoax of the New Transparency" (cc's to Thomas Kaplan, Metro, Editorial)

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

CJA's June 15, 2013 e-mail to Thomas Kaplan/New York Times -- with cc's to other press -- "Subject: NYT story on selective & invidious investigation & prosecution of Black & Hispanic legislators?"   June 15, 2013 e-mail to further press;   also sent to Senator Smith's lawyer, Gerald Shargel, Esq.

"As Minority Officials Are Caught Up in Scandals, Some See a Conspiracy", New York Times, June 27, 2013, Thomas Kaplan

CJA's June 28, 2013 e-mail to New York's Politics, Government Reporters, Columnists, & Editorial Writers -- "Subject: RELIABLE NEWS SOURCE: 12-day lead on NYT story on selective & invidious investigation & prosecution of Black & Hispanic legislators"

July 28, 2013 e-mail acknowledgment from NYT Public Editor Margaret Sullivan

CJA's July 28, 2013 e-mail to NYT Public Editor Sullivan -- "Subject: Complaint of Knowingly Misleading & Materially Incomplete Reporting on an Important Issue of Legitimate Public Concern"

July 28, 2013 e-mail acknowledgment of NYT Public Editor Sullivan

July 3, 2013 e-mail from Public Editor Assistant Meg Gourley -- "Subject: Re: Complaint of Knowingly Misleading & Materially Incomplete Reporting on an Important Issue of Legitimate Public Concern"

CJA's July 3, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: thank you..."

CJA's July 5, 2013 e-mail to Letters Editor Thomas Feyer -- "Subject: Proposed Letter to Editor in Resolution of June 28, 2013 Complaint to Public Editor"

CJA's July 22, 2013 e-mail to Public Editor Sullivan -- "Subject: How is the Public Editor Assisting in the Resolution of my June 28, 2013 Complaint of Knowingly Misleading, Materially Incomplete Journalism on an Issue of Important Public Concern?"

August 1, 2013 e-mail from Public Editor Assistant Meg Gourley -- "Subject: Re: How is the Public Editor Assisting..."

CJA's August 2, 2013 e-mail  to Public Editor Assistant Gourley -- "Bravo!..."

CJA's August 15, 2013 e-mail to Metro Editor Wendell Jamieson -- "Subject: 6/28/13 misconduct complaint vs Mr. Kaplan -- & proposal for investigation & coverage, immediately, as it relates to mayoral candidate William C. Thompson, Jr. "

       "Power Broker, Fired, Faces Inquiry on Political Donations", April 12, 2013

           link to: CJA v. Cuomo -- Exhibit Q to verified complaint: CJA's March 2, 2012 letter to Governor Cuomo, Temporary Senate President Skelos, Assembly Speaker Silver, Chief Judge Lippman
     Ex. A:  Executive Summary of CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report
     Ex. B:  CJA's November 29, 2011 complaint to Attorney General Schneiderman's Public Integrity Bureau & its December 7, 2011 determination that "complaint does not warrant action by this office at this time"
     Ex. C:  AG Schneiderman's website info as to partnership with Comptroller DiNapoli "to investigate public corruption involving taxpayer funds"; May 23, 2011 NYT article "Accord with Comptroller Will Help Attorney General Pursue Corruption Cases"; May 30, 2011 Albany Times Union article "AG, comptroller partnership a no-brainer"
    Ex. D:  CJA's March 1, 2012 complaint to Comptroller DiNapoli's Investigations Unit   

Metro Editor Jamieson's August 15, 2013 e-mail

CJA's August 15, 2013 e-mail to Metro Editor Jamieson -- "Subject:  The NYT corrections policy & your question 'Did you have dealings with Bill Glaberson regarding judicial pay raises?'"

 click here for:  NYT corrections webpage    corrected metro article: "When It Comes to NY Wines, the Governor Likes Them All"     NYT Corrections Policy

click here for:  CJA's September 1, 2011 complaint to NYT Public Editor Brisbane vs Bill Glaberson & NYT Editorial Board pertaining to Commission on Judicial Compensation & the judicial pay raise issue

         link to:  CJA's July 11, 2013 criminal complaint to NYS Inspector General vs Commission on Judicial Compensation headed by William C. Thompson, Jr

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 

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