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  PRESS SUPPRESSION - SPECIAL TOPICS:

TESTING THE PROPOSITION:

"... any publicly made (non-frivolous) allegation of

serious misconduct ... against a Supreme Court Justice

would receive intense scrutiny in the press..."

    — 1993 Report of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal (at p. 122)
 

TEST #1:    CJA’s NOVEMBER 6, 1998 IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST AND THE ASSOCIATE JUSTICES  and the House Judiciary Committee’s Cover-Up of the Hundreds of Judicial Impeachment Complaints It Receives   

CJA’s NOVEMBER 6, 1998 IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST THE JUSTICES

 

Exhibit A:    CJA's May 29, 1998 letter to William Burchill and Jeffrey Barr, General Counsel & Assistant General Counsel of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, to which Chief Justice Rehnquist was indicated recipient in his capacity as head of the Judicial Conference

Exhibit B:  Report of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal, pp. 121-123

 

                         SEE:  REHEARING PETITION underlying impeachment complaint 

                                                 &  Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)




ILLUSTRATIVE PRESS RELEASES

of CJA’s November 6, 1998 Impeachment Complaint against Chief Judge Rehnquist — and the House Judiciary Committee’s “Cover-Up” of the Hundreds of Judicial Impeachment Complaints it Receives

CJA’s January 7, 1999 press release


CJA’s January 13, 1999 press release


CJA’s January 21, 1999 press release,

“House Judiciary Committee Ignores Hundreds of Impeachment Complaints”


CJA’s January 23, 1999 press release,

“House Judiciary Committee Ignores Hundreds of Impeachment Complaints”

CJA’s January 23, 1999 press release,

“Impeachment Complaint against Chief Judge Rehnquist”


CJA’s February 18, 1999 press release

“House Judiciary Committee Ignores and Conceals Hundreds of Judicial Impeachment Complaints”    

CJA’s February 18, 1999 press release,

“Coming Up Next: The Impeachment of Chief Judge Rehnquist”


SOLICITING THE MEDIA

Local Gannett-owned newspaper -- Reporter Dispatch

CJA's December 4, 1998 letter to Bruce Golding -- "RE: PRIZE-WINNING STORIES THAT CHAMPION THE PUBLIC INTEREST"


The Associated Press


CJA’s January 12, 1999 letter to John Solomon, Special Assignments Editor



Baltimore Sun


CJA’s January 12, 1999 letter to Jonathan Weisman, Congressional Correspondent --"RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"

CJA’s January 12, 1999 letter to Lyle Dennison, S.Ct. Correspondent --"RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"
 
CJA’s February 18, 1999 letter to Lyle Dennison -- "RE: Media-Unreported Impeachment Stories"


The Boston Globe


CJA’s January 11, 1999 letter to Louise Palmer -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"

CJA’s January 12, 1999 letter to Louise Palmer -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"



The Chicago Tribune


CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Terry Atlas, News Editor -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"

CJA’s January 14, 1999 letter to Jan Crawford Greenburg, Supreme Court Correspondent -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"


Houston Chronicle


CJA’s January 21, 1999 letter to Steve Lash, S.Ct. Correspondent -- "MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"

CJA’s January 21, 1999 letter to Steve Lash -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"


Jet
CJA’s January 19, 1999 letter to Simeon S. Booker, Bureau Chief



Kansas City Star

CJA’s January 6, 1999 letter to Joe Stephens -- "RE: A Sequel to 'On Their Honor: Judges and Their Assets': the federal judiciary's subversion of 372(c) AND the House Judiciary Committee's cover-up and jettisoning of its own impeachment duties vis-a-vis citizen complaints against federal judges"

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Joe Stephens -- "RE: THE MANDATE OF IMPARTIALITY: CJA's impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist and the media-unreported story about the House Judiciary Committee"



Knight-Ridder

CJA’s January 21, 1999 letter to Aaron Epstein, S.Ct. Correspondent -- "RE: MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"

CJA’s January 21, 1999 letter to Aaron Epstein -- "RE: IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST"


Los Angeles Times

CJA’s January 11, 1999 letter to Mark Lacey -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"

CJA’s January 15, 1999 letter to David Savage, S.Ct. Correspondent -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"


Mother Jones

CJA’s January 12, 1999 letter  -- "RE: NATIONAL STORIES: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"



The Nation

CJA’s January 19, 1999 letter to David Corn -- "RE: Media-unreported stories about the House Judiciary Committee's handling of HUNDREDS of impeachment complaints against federal judges -- and CJA's November 6, 1998 impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist"
 

CJA’s January 29, 1999 letter to Bruce Shapiro -- "RE: MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"

CJA’s February 8, 1999 letter to Bruce Shapiro -- "RE: YOUR RESPONSE TO MAJOR IMPEACHMENT-RELATED STORIES"

CJA’s February 8, 1999 letter to Katrina vanden Heuvel, Managing Editor -- "RE: COMPLAINT AGAINST BRUCE SHAPIRO"

Katrina vanden Heuvel’s February 8, 1999 e-mail -- "Subj: re your letter and materials"

CJA’s February 9, 1999 letter to Katrina vanden Heuvel -- "RE: MAJOR INVESTIGATIVE NEWS STORIES"


National Journal/Newsweek

CJA’s January 6, 1999 letter to Stuart Taylor, Jr. -- "RE: BEATING THE '1 in 10,000 ODDS"

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Stuart Taylor, Jr. -- "RE" MANDATE OF IMPARTIALITY: Impeachment Complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist and the media-unreported story of the House Judiciary Committee"



The New Republic/The New Yorker

CJA’s January 22, 1999 letter to Jeffrey Rosen -- "RE: Impeachment Complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist & the House Judiciary Committee"

Jeffrey Rosen’s May 3, 1999 letter


New York Observer

CJA's January 7, 1999 fax to Matt Fleischer
CJA's January 9, 1999 letter to Matt Fleischer
CJA's January 11, 1999 letter to Matt Fleischer
CJA's January 13, 1999 letter to Matt Fleischer



The New York Times

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 February 18, 1999 press release:
“House Judiciary Committee Ignores and Conceals Hundreds of Judicial Impeachment Complaints”  & CJA’s February 18, 1999 press release, “Coming Up Next: The Impeachment of Chief Judge Rehnquist” -- GIVEN IN HAND  to Linda Greenhouse, S.Ct. Correspondent

(on February 18, 1999, National Press Club, at a program titled “Impeachment: Changing the Constitutional Landscape”, sponsored by the Century Foundation, Constitution Project)



Newsday

CJA’s two October 8, 1998 faxes to Knut Royce -- "RE: Jerome Marcus -- National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal"; "RE: The House Judiciary Committee's OTHER impeachment duties"

CJA’s October 8, 1998 letter to Knut Royce -- "RE: Henry Hyde and the House Judiciary Committee's Other Impeachment Duties"

CJA’s October 16, 1998 letter to Knut Royce -- "RE: Henry Hyde and the House Judiciary Committee's Other Impeachment Duties"

CJA’s November 2, 1998 letter to Knut Royce -- RE: Henry Hyde and the House Judiciary Committee's Other Impeachment Duties: Upcoming Impeachment Complaint against U.S. Supreme Court Justices IN ADDITION TO Long-Pending Impeachment Complaints against judges of the lower federal judiciary"

CJA’s November 9, 1998 letter to Knut Royce -- "RE: Henry Hyde and the House Judiciary Committee's Other Impeachment Duties: Impeachment Complaint against U.S. Supreme Court Justices"

CJA’s December 8, 1998 letter to Knut Royce -- "RE: Henry Hyde and the House Judiciary Committee's Other Impeachment Duties"

CJA’s February 18, 1999 letter to Knut Royce -- "RE: Media-Unreported Impeachment Stories"



Newsweek

CJA’s January 19, 1999 letter to Eleanor Clift -- "RE: The media-unreported story about the House Judiciary Committee's handling of HUNDREDS of impeachment complaints against federal judges -- and CJA's November 6, 1998 impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist"



The Progressive

CJA’s January 20, 1999 letter to Ruth Conniff, Washington Editor -- "RE: Media-unreported stories about the House Judiciary Committee's handling of HUNDREDS of impeachment complaints against federal judges -- and CJA's November 6, 1998 impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist"

CJA’s February 2, 1999 letter to Ruth Conniff --  "RE: Media-Unreported Impeachment Stories"


Salon

CJA’s September 28, 1998 e-mail -- "Subj: Henry Hyde & the House Judiciary Committee's Other Impeachment Duties"

CJA’s October 1, 1998 e-mail -- Subj: THIS IS NOT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: TIME SENSITIVE STORY PROPOSAL"

CJA’s October 7, 1998 letter -- "RE: "STORY PROPOSAL: Henry Hyde & the House Judiciary Committee's Other Impeachment Duties"

Jonathan Broder

CJA’s December 23, 1998 fax -- "RE: House Judiciary Committee -- & Its OTHER Impeachment Duties"

CJA’s December 23, 1998 letter -- RE: THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE's OTHER IMPEACHMENT DUTIES, INCLUDING IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST"

CJA’s December 24, 1998 fax -- "RE: H.J.C. other impeachment duties"

CJA’s December 28, 1998 letter -- -- RE: THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE's OTHER IMPEACHMENT DUTIES, INCLUDING IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST"

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter -- "RE: MANDATE OF IMPARTIALITY: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist and the media-unreported story of the House Judiciary Committee"

CJA’s February 18, 1999 letter -- "Henry Hyde and the House Judiciary Committee's Other Impeachment Duties"



Time Magazine

CJA’s January 4, 1999 letter to Brian Doyle -- "THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE's OTHER IMPEACHMENT DUTIES, INCLUDING THE PENDING IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST"


CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Brian Doyle -- "RE: -- MANDATE OF IMPARTIALITY: Impeachment Complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist and the media-unreported story of the House Judiciary Committee"


USA Today

January 21, 1999 letter to Tony Mauro, S.Ct. Correspondent -- "RE: MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"

January 29, 1999 letter to Tony Mauro -- "RE: MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"

January 29, 1999 letter to Tony Mauro -- "RE: Media-Unreported Impeachment Stories"

February 18, 1999 letter to Tony Mauro -- "RE: MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"



U.S. News & World Report

CJA’s January 21, 1999 letter to Ted Gest, National News Editor & S.Ct. Correspondent -- "MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"

CJA’s January 21, 1999 letter to Ted Gest -- "RE: IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST"



The Village Voice

CJA’s January 6, 1999 letter to James Ridgeway -- "RE: UPHOLDING 'THE RULE OF LAW': IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST & THE HOUSE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE ABANDONMENT OF ITS IMPEACHMENT RESPONSIBILITIES VIS-A-VIS CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AGAINST FEDERAL JUDGES"
   
CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to James Ridgeway -- "RE: MANDATE OF IMPARTIALITY: Impeachment Complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist and the media-unreported story of the House Judiciary Committee"

CJA’s January 11, 1999 fax -- "RE: Fact Checking"

CJA’s January 18, 1999 letter to Richard Goldstein, Executive Editor -- "RE: Correction to 'In the Interest of Justice' by James Ridgeway, Mondo Washington, January 19, 1999"

CJA’s January 20, 1999 e-mail with proposed letter to the editor

Village Voice February 2, 1999 publication of CJA’s letter to the editor “The Big Surprise


The Wall Street Journal

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Max Boot -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist & the media-unreported story of the House Judiciary Committee's handling of impeachment complaints against federal judges and 'oversight' of federal judicial discipline"

Max Boot’s January 11, 1999 letter



Washington Post

CJA’s January 5, 1999 letter to Joan Biskupic, S.Ct. Correspondent -- "RE: UPHOLDING 'THE RULE OF LAW': IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST/THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE"

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Joan Biskupic -- "MANDATE OF IMPARTIALITY: Impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Rehnquist and the media-unreported story about the House Judiciary Committee"

CJA’s February 18, 1999 letter to Joan Biskupic -- "RE: MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"



Washington Times

CJA’s January 5, 1999 letter to Dave Boyer, Assistant Editor/National Desk -- "RE: UPHOLDING 'THE RULE OF LAW': IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST/THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE"

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Dave Boyer -- "RE: MANDATE OF IMPARTIALITY: Impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Rehnquist and the media-unreported story of the House Judiciary Committee"



ABC
 
CJA’s January 5, 1999 fax to Lois Neufeld -- "RE: 20/20"

CJA’s January 7, 1999 letter to Lois Neufeld

CJA's January 8, 1999 letter to Lois Neufeld

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to News/Assignment Desk-National/Impeachment -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"


CBS

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Planning Editor

CJA’s January 14, 1999 letter to Stephanie Lambidakis -- "RE: NATIONAL STORIES: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"

CJA’s January 14, 1999 letter to Stephanie Lambidakis -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"

CJA’s February 4, 1999 letter to Stephanie Lambidakis -- "RE: Media-Unreported Impeachment Stories"

Ms. Lambidakis’ March 19, 1999 letter



CNN

CJA’s January 5, 1999 letter to Charles Bierbauer, S.Ct. Correspondent -- "RE: UPHOLDING 'THE RULE OF LAW': IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST/THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE"

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Charles Bierbauer -- "RE: "MANDATE OF IMPARTIALITY: Impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Rehnquist and the media-unreported story of the House Judiciary Committee"


CJA’s January 13, 1999 letter to Assignment Desk -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"



FOX

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Assignment Desk — National News/Impeachment -- "RE:  Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"

CJA’s January 11, 1999 letter for Drudge Report, Hannity & Colmes, etc. -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"

CJA’s January 19, 1999 letter to Assistant to Brit Hume -- "RE: The media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges -- and CJA's November 6, 1998 impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist"

Fox Invitation Letter to Drudge Show

CJA’s January 22, 1999 letter -- "RE: MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES: (1) Hundreds of judicial impeachment complaints ignored by House Judiciary Committee; (2) Impeachment Complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist"

CJA’s January 25, 1999 e-mail to Matt Drudge -- "RE: MEDIA-UNREPORTED IMPEACHMENT STORIES"



NBC

CJA’s January 8, 1999 letter to Washington Desk/National News -- "RE: Impeachment complaint against Chief Justice William Rehnquist & the media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee handles the hundreds of impeachment complaints it receives against federal judges"



David Broder

CJA’s January 18, 1998 letter  -- "RE: The media-unreported story about how the House Judiciary Committee's handling of hundreds of judicial impeachment complaints, including an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Rehnquist"



Jack MacKenzie

CJA’s November 17, 1998 letter to Jack MacKenzie, Author, The Appearance of Injustice,
formerly Supreme Court correspondent for The Washington Post and Editorial Board member of The New York Times -- "RE: The Actuality of Injustice -- A Quarter Century Later"
   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



CONTINUES with TEST #2 -- 2004 SUPPLEMENT
 

 

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