Professor Richard Briffault,
Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation &
Director of Legislative Drafting Research Fund:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION -- more to be posted
July 25, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject:
Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- Beginning with
CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3
Government Branches" -- with copy to Professor Briffault
-- linking to
CJA's July 9, 2012 letter to Citizens' Committee for an Effective
Constitution with enclosures:
CJA’s July 19, 2011 letter to Attorney General Schneiderman,
Court of Appeals’ February 23, 2010 decision in judges’ judicial pay
Executive Summary to CJA’s October 27, 2011 Opposition Report
Press Release of CJA’s March 30, 2012 lawsuit
Elena Sassower's September 9, 1997 letter to B. Thomas Golisano,
attached transcript excerpt
July 25, 2012 responding e-mail of
Albany Law School Professor Bonaventre
CJA's November 5, 2012 letter
Assessing the Performance of State Attorneys General in Ensuring
Government Integrity & Constitutional Governance – Beginning
with the New York State Attorney General and the case
Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc., et al. v. Cuomo, et al.
(NY Co. #401988/2012)
(2) Request for Pro Bono Legal Assistance by Columbia Law School’s Social Justice
Attorneys General and the Client-Attorney Relationship: Establishing
the Power to Sue State Officers", 38 Columbia Journal of
Law and Social Problems, 365 (2005), Justin Davids
Autopsies: Assessing the Performance of Lawyers and Judges Through
the Window of Leading Contract Cases",
73 Albany Law Review 1 (2009) Professor Gerald Caplan
Ethics in an Adversary System: The Persistent Questions",
31 Hofstra Law Review 641 (2006), Professor Deborah L. Rhode
CJA's November 26, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: Time is of the Essence:
Building Scholarship & Request for Pro Bono Assistance"
CJA's December 17, 2012 e-mail -- "Subject: Again, Time is of the Essence: Building Scholarship &
Request for Pro Bono Assistance"
click here to listen to
January 17, 2013 voice mail message of Dean Chapnick,
Social Justice Initiatives:
"Hi. It's Ellen Chapnick and Brian Juergens returning your call to
Columbia Law School’s Social Justice Initiatives office about your
request for assistance by SJI, by the National State Attorneys
General Program, and by Richard Briffault.
Jim Tierney, Richard Briffault and I have all discussed your
request and decided that Columbia Law School cannot assist you with your
We think that
further communications between you and us would not be availing and
encourage you to take this as our response. We have notified the
Central Administration about you and if you’d like to speak on the
phone I would be happy to receive a phone call from you, but please
don’t visit any of our offices.
CJA's January 24, 2013 letter
Lecturer-at-Law Ellen Chapnick, Dean of Social Justice Initiatives
FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS OF
& ATTORNEY RESPONSIBILITY & DUE PROCESS:
Your Response to CJA's November 5, 2012 Letter
Tam Provisions and the Public Interest: An Empirical Analysis",
107 Columbia Law Review 949 (2007), Christina Orsini Broderick
University Service to Legislation: Columbia's Legislative Drafting
by Professor John
M. Kernochan, Director/Columbia's Legislative Drafting Fund,
Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 16, #4 (June 1956)
Dysfunction Denies Due Process", by Professor Eric Lane,
Pace Law Review, Vol. 30, Issue 3 (Spring 2010)
click here for:
the unprecedented health facilities statute challenged
in Mary McKinney v NYS Dept of Health, etc.
whose progeny is the equally unprecedented judicial compensation statute,
challenged by CJA v. Cuomo
CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail to Professor
Briffault, etc. -- "Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important
Votes of the Upcoming 236th Leglislative Session"
click here for
CJA's championing of appropriate rules and
for the New York State Legislature
City Bar article -- substantial assist from Professor Briffault
click here for:
CJA's correspondence with the Commission to Investigate Public
of which Briffault was a member
CJA's October 24, 2013 e-mail --
"Subject: ALERT: NYS Constitutional Scholars & Political Scientists:
Corruption on Steroids'"
1: Corruption on Steroids",
Artvoice, October 24, 2013
CJA's October 24, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: Links: ALERT: NYS
Constitutional Scholars & Political Scientists: Corruption on
CJA's November 29, 2013 e-mail --
BUILDING SCHOLARSHIP: Commission to Investigate Public Corruption -- & the
Upcoming Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015"
December 2, 2013 --
"Subject: Big Day for NYS Governance: Where are
the Scholars to Provide Expert Opinions?"
December 8, 2013 e-mail --
"Subject: NEWS TIP on the 'Moreland'
Commission's Dec 2 report, fn. 330, & the Gov's Dec 4 interview on "Capitol
CJA's December 19, 2013 e-mail
"Subject: Expert Opinion-Scholarship Needed: NYS Budget"
CJA's January 4, 2014 e-mail
"Subject: What is Your Expert Opinion of the Budgets Proposed by New
York's Legislative & Judiciary Branches? -- & How Should the Governor &
Legislature be Reviewing Them, Consistent with Article VII of the NYS
CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail --
"Expert Opinion Needed: The Most Important
Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session"
31, 2016 e-mail --
"Subject: Why are the 'good government'
groups & scholars of the constitution and public fisc not educating
the media about what the NYS Constitution has to say about the NYS
CJA's April 26, 2016 e-mail -- "Subject: Thank you, Dean Lane!
May you lead the way to building scholarship & informed
discussion...the state budget"
April 29, 2016 e-mail-- "Subject: Thank you, Fritz
Schwarz! Building on the Brennan Center's 2004 report by your
March 23, 2016 testimony & CJA's March 23, 2016 second supplemental
click here for
Legislative Rules Reform
CJA's May 3, 2016 e-mail-- "Subject: Thank you, Assemblyman
Steck! Follow-up to your March 23, 2016 testimony before the
Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation"