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NOTE:     CJA's correspondence with the HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE (from 1993-1996), with the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal (in 1993), & with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (from 1995-1997) underlies CJA's critique of the National Commission  on Judicial Discipline and Removal's 1993 report, embodied at pages 93-97 of CJA's published article, "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", The Long Term View (Massachusetts School of Law) (summer 1997)


1993

June 9, 1993 letter/impeachment complaint of Doris & Elena Sassower to Edward O'Connell, Counsel/House Judiciary Committee/Courts Subcommittee

  [indicated copy to NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund]
          ENCLOSING FULL APPELLATE SUBMISSIONS IN 2ND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS & U.S. SUPREME COURT, including, most importantly:
  (1)  2nd Circuit Court of Appeals: petition for rehearing/rehearing en banc, August 27, 1992
  (2)   U.S. Supreme Court:  petition for a writ of certiorari, February 22, 1993
  (3)   U.S. Supreme Court: petition for rehearing, May 14, 1993
  (4)   U.S. Supreme Court Supplemental petition for rehearing, June 1, 1993                      

Counsel O'Connell's July 12, 1993 letter to Michael Remington, Director/National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal
 
Elena Sassower's July 29, 2003 letter to Counsel O'Connell
    [indicated copies to National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal (Director-Remington; Deputy Director-William Weller), Congresswoman Nita Lowey, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund]

Elena Sassower's August 26, 1993 letter to Counsel O'Connell
 
 [indicated copies to National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal (Director-Remington; Deputy Director-Weller), Francis Lorson (U.S. Supreme Court Chief Deputy Clerk), Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Jeffrey Shaman (Senior Fellow-Project Director -American Judicature Society), NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund] 

1994

Counsel O'Connell's January 4, 1994 letter

Elena Sassower's
January 31, 1994 letter to Counsel O'Connell
  [indicated copies to Congresswoman Lowey, Francis Lorson (U.S. Supreme Court Chief Deputy Clerk), Cynthia Gray (American Judicature Society's Director of its Center for Judicial Conduct Organizations), NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund]

CJA's December 2, 1994 letter to Hayden Gregory, Counsel/House Judiciary Committee's Courts Subcommittee
 
[indicated copy to Congresswoman Nita Lowey]

CJA's December 27, 1994 letter to Counsel Gregory
 
[indicated copies to Long Range Planning Committee of the Judicial Conference and Congresswoman Nita Lowey]
 

1995

CJA's February 2, 1995 letter to Veronica Eligan, secretary/House Judiciary Committee's Courts Subcommittee

CJA's June 30, 1995 letter to Tom Mooney, Counsel/House Judiciary Committee's Courts Subcommittee
 
[indicated copy to Congresswoman Nita Lowey]

CJA's July 10, 1995 letter to Mitch Glazier, Assistant Counsel/House Judiciary Committee's Courts Subcommittee
     
 Ex. A:  Report of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal, p. 35
     Ex. B:  Peter Hutt's consultant's report to the National Commission, p. 99
     Ex. C:  House Judiciary Committee's Report of Activities for 103rd Congress: table of contents & p. 128
     Ex. D:  House Judiciary Committee's Report of Activities for 101st Congress: table of contents, pp. 60, 54-6 
     Ex. E:  House Judiciary Committee's Report of Activities for 102nd Congress: table of contents, p. 119
     Ex. F:  Richard Marcus' consultant's report to the National Commission, pp. 368-9  

Counsel Glazier's July 20, 1995 letter to CJA     

CJA's November 8, 1995 letter to Counsel Glazier
 
[indicated copies to Congressman Jerry Nadler and Congresswoman Nita Lowey]
        
Ex. A:  Counsel Glazier's July 20, 1995 letter
       Ex. B:  Transcript pages 1-5, 10, 26 of House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee 7/1/93 hearing on the draft report
                  of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal
       Ex. C:  Page 36 of National Commission's draft report 

CJA's December 1, 1995 letter to Counsel Glazier
 
 [indicated copies to Congressman Jerry Nadler and Congresswoman Nita Lowey]
 

1996

CJA's January 29, 1996 letter to Stephanie Peters, Counsel/Democratic Minority-House Judiciary Courts Subcommittee
  
[indicated copies to Republican Majority Counsel/Mooney & Glazier, Congressman Nadler, Congresswoman Lowey]

CJA's March 28, 1996 letter to Tom Mooney, Chief Counsel/House Judiciary Committee's Courts Subcommittee
 
  [indicated copies to Michael Straight (consultant to National Commission), Congresswoman Nita Lowey,
   Congressman Jerry Nadler
]

               (1)   372(c) judicial misconduct complaint against 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Jon O. Newman, dated March 4, 1996
          Exhibit A: NYLJ articles: "Vexatious Litigants' Procedure Held Lawful", 11/9/93
                        & "Second Circuit Imposes Limits On Frequent Complaint Filers", 3/14/94
          Exhibit B: NYLJ article: "Attorney Sanctioned by Court of Appeals", 9/11/91                  
          Exhibit CIn the Matter of Doris Sassower - 2/27/92 order of Thomas Griesa, SDNY Grievance Committee
               (2)  Second Circuit letter of acknowledgment, March 5, 1996

    
1998

CJA's January 20, 1998 fax to Blaine Merritt, Counsel to Republican Majority/House Judiciary Courts Subcommittee -- "RE: The National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal; 28 USC 372(c); recusal: 28 USC 144, 455" --
enclosing "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", by Elena Sassower, The Long Term View (Massachusetts School of Law) (summer 1997)

CJA's March 10, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde & Committee members
  [indicated copies to Judicial Conference (c/o Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts), Professor Stephen Burbank]
      -- enclosing "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", by Elena Sassower, The Long Term View (Massachusetts School of Law) (summer 1997)

           -- transmittal of two full copies of CJA's Correspondence to Administrative Office of the United States Courts (from 1995-1997) (1 copy for Republican Majority & 1 copy for Democratic Minority)
             
           -- transmittal of two full copies of the record in Doris L. Sassower v. Mangano
                    (
1 copy for Republican Majority  & 1 copy for Democratic Minority)

CJA's March 13, 1998 transmittal memo to ATT: of Republican & Democratic House Judiciary Committee Counsel -- "RE: H.R. 1252 ('JUDICIAL REFORM ACT OF 1997')"
 [also addressed to Judicial Conference-c/o Administrative Office]
     -- enclosing CJA's March 13, 1998 letter to Professor Stephen Burbank

CJA's March 16, 1998 transmittal memo -- "RE: H.R. 1252 ('JUDICIAL REFORM ACT OF 1997')"

CJA's March 23, 1998 transmittal memo to ATT: of Republic & Democratic House Judiciary Committee Counsel
 
[also addressed to Judicial Conference (c/o Administrative Office), Professor Burbank]

CJA's March 23, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde & Committee members
  [indicated copies to Judicial Conference (c/o Administrative Office), Professor Burbank, ABA President Jerome Shestack]
              Ex. A: CJA's March 13, 1998 letter to Professor Stephen Burbank
              Ex. B: Professor Burbank's March 15, 1998 e-mail
              Ex C: CJA's March 16, 1998 transmittal memo
              Ex D: CJA's July 22, 1993 letter to Deputy Director/National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal
              Ex E: CJA's June 9, 1993 letter to Counsel/House Judiciary Committee


CJA's March 30, 1998 transmittal memo to ATT: of Republican & Democratic House Judiciary Committee Counsel
  [also addressed to Judicial Conference (c/o Administrative Office), Professor Burbank]
      -- enclosing CJA's March 27, 1998 letter to ABA President Jerome Shestack

CJA's May 22, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee -- Republican & Democratic Counsel

CJA's May 29, 1998 fax to House Judiciary Committee--Republican Majority Side

CJA's May 29, 1998 fax to House Judiciary Committee--Democratic Minority Side

CJA's June 5, 1998 letter to Courts Subcommittee Chairman Howard Coble -- "RE: The Need for Oversight over House Judiciary Subcommittee Counsel and CJA's Request to Testify at the 6/11/98 'Oversight' Hearing of the Judicial Conference, Administrative Office, and Federal Judicial Center"
  [indicated copies to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Hyde & its Ranking Member John Conyers, Congressman Barney Frank (Ranking Member/Courts Subcommittee); House Judiciary Subcommittee Republican & Democratic Counsel, Congressman Ed Bryant]
    Ex. A-1: CJA's February 2, 1995 letter to Veronica Eligan/Courts Subcommittee
    Ex. A-2: CJA's June 20, 1995 letter to Tom Mooney/Courts Subcommittee
    Ex. A-3: CJA's July 10, 1995 letter to Mitch Glazier/Courts Subcommittee
    Ex. A-4: Counsel Glazier's July 20, 1995 letter
    Ex. A-5: CJA's November 8, 1995 letter to Mitch Glazier/Courts Subcommittee
    Ex. A-6: CJA's December 1, 1995 letter to Mitch Glazier/Courts Subcommittee
    Ex. A-7: CJA's January 29, 1996 letter to Stephanie Powers/Courts Subcommittee
    Ex. A-8:CJA's March 28, 1996 letter to Tom Mooney/Courts Subcommittee
    Ex. A-9: CJA's January 20, 1998 fax to Blaine Merritt/Courts Subcommittee 
    Ex. B-1: CJA's transmitting March 10, 1998 faxes & receipts
    Ex. B-2: CJA's March 10, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Hyde & Committee members
    Ex. C-1: CJA's March 23, 1998 transmitting fax & receipts
    Ex. C-2: CJA's March 23, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Hyde & Committee members
    Ex. D:  CJA's May 22, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee -- ATT: Republican & Democratic Counsel
    Ex. E-1: CJA's May 29, 1998 fax to House Judiciary Committee Republican & Democratic Counsel
    Ex. E-2: CJA's May 29, 1998 letter to William Burchill/Jeffrey Barr -- General Counsel/Asst. General Counsel,
                 Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
  
CJA's June 10, 1998 memo to Chairman Hyde, Ranking Member Conyers, Congressmen Frank & Bryant, and Committee Counsel -- "RE: Court Subcommittee's June 11, 1998 'Oversight' Hearing"


CJA's statement for inclusion in the record of the House Judiciary Committee's June 11, 1998 "Oversight Hearing of the Administration and Operation of the Federal Judiciary"
Accompanying Compendium of Documents Annexed to the Statement
    CJA's March 10, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee

          CJA's published article, "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", The Long Term   
          View (Massachusetts School of Law) (summer 1997)
    CJA's March 10, 1998 fax coversheets/receipts of certified mailing
    CJA's March 23, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee
          Ex. A: CJA's March 13, 1998 letter to Professor Burbank
          Ex. B: Professor Burbank's March 15, 1998 fax
          Ex. C: CJA's March 16, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee
          Ex. D: CJA's July 22, 1993 letter to National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal
          Ex. E: CJA's June 9, 1993 letter to Counsel/House Judiciary Committee
    CJA's March 23, 1998 fax coversheet to House Judiciary Committee
    CJA's May 22, 1998 letter to House Judiciary Committee
          CJA's April 24, 1998 testimony before the Commission on Structural Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals
            "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law", $16,600 ad, NYT, 10/26/94
            "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", $3,077 ad, NYLJ, 8/27/97
    CJA's May 29, 1998 letter to Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
    CJA's June 5, 1998 letter to House Judiciary Committee
         Correspondence with House Judiciary Committee during Democratic control:
         CJA's July 29, 1993 letter to Counsel
         CJA's August 26, 1993 letter to Counsel
         January 4, 1994 letter from Counsel
         CJA's January 31, 1994 letter to Counsel
         CJA's December 2, 1994 letter to Counsel
         CJA's December 27, 1994 letter to Counsel
         Correspondence with House Judiciary Committee following the Republican take-over
         CJA's February 2, 1995 letter to staff
         CJA's June 30, 1995 letter to Counsel
         CJA's July 10, 1995 letter to Asst. Counsel
         July 20, 1995 letter from Asst. Counsel
         CJA's November 8, 1995 letter to Asst. Counsel
         CJA's December 1, 1995 letter to Asst. Counsel
         CJA's January 29, 1996 to Counsel/Democratic Minority Side
         CJA's March 28, 1996 letter to Chief Counsel
         CJA's January 20, 1998 fax to Counsel

CJA's June 12, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee Republican & Democratic Counsel -- "RE: The Federal Judiciary's Failure to Oversee 28 USC 372(c), etc."
   -- transmitting a copy of CJA's June 12, 1998 letter to Jeffrey Barr/Assistant General Counsel/Administrative Office of U.S. Courts
    Ex. A:  CJA's July 20, 1995 letter to Barr
    Ex. B:  CJA's July 13, 1995 letter to Chief Deputy Clerk, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
    Ex. C: excerpts from the 1996 & 1997reports of the Director of the Administrative
             Office of U.S. Courts
    Ex. D:  July 12, 1995 letter of Chief Deputy Clerk, 2nd Cir. to Federal Judicial Center
    Ex. E:  July 25, 1995 letter of Chief Deputy Clerk, 2nd Cir. to Federal Judicial Center

CJA's June 19, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee Republican & Democratic Counsel -- "RE: The Subcommittee's June 11th 'Oversight' Hearing and Impeachment Duties"


CJA's September 4, 1998 memo House Judiciary Committee Republican & Democratic Counsel -- "RE: Requested Impeachment Investigation and amicus curiae support of Supreme Court review of the Sassower v. Mangano, et al. cert petition, #98-106"
   transmitting (1) CJA's September 4, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee, etc.

  (2) SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF in Sassower v. Mangano


CJA’s NOVEMBER 6, 1998 IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST & ASSOCIATE JUSTICES OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT


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

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

   -- transmitting  PETITION FOR REHEARING in Sassower v. Mangano

  


1999

CJA's February 16, 1999 memo to House Judiciary Committee Republican Majority & Democratic Minority Counsel -- "RE: The House Judiciary's Other Impeachment Duties: JUDICIAL IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINTS"
 
CJA's February 19, 1999 note to David Lachman, Legislative Director/Congressman Nadler


2001

CJA's July 9, 2001 letter to Sam Garg, Democratic Minority Counsel/House Judiciary Committee -- "RE: (1) Whereabouts of the documentary materials supplied to the Courts Subcommittee by CJA in substantiation of its Statement for Inclusion in the record of the Subcommittee's June 11, 1998 'Oversight Hearing of the Administration and Operation of the Federal Judiciary'; (2) CJA's request for hearings on federal judicial discipline and removal, including on the 1993 Report of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal; and (3) CJA's on-going request for access to judicial misconduct complaints, received by the House Judiciary Committee -- and publicly-accessible according to the National Commission's 1993 Report (at p. 35)"
 
  [indicated copies to Blaine Merritt (Republican Majority Counsel/House Judiciary-Courts Subcommittee), Philip Kiko (General Counsel-Chief of Staff/House Judiciary Committee); Senator Schumer (Chairman/Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight & the Courts), President Bush, Senate Leadership, Senator Clinton, Senate Judiciary Committee, Common Cause, Century Foundation, Ralph Nader, ABA,Association of the Bar of the City of NY]
& CJA's July 9, 2001 letter to Philip Kiko, General Counsel & Chief of Staff to Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner

    [indicated copies to Senator Schumer and Sam Garg (Dem. Minority Counsel/House Judiciary Committee Committee)]
   enclosing:
          CJA's July 3, 2001 letter to Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Courts Subcommittee   [SEE pages 16-18 & exhibits N-1, N-2, N-3, O-1, O-2, O-3] 
 Exhibit A-1:  CJA's May 27, 1996 letter to Senator Hatch, Chairman/Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit A-2:  CJA's May 22, 1996 letter to Chief Counsel/Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts
        Exhibit A-3:   CJA's March 21, 2001 letter to President George W. Bush
        Exhibit A-4:  March 26, 2001 letter from Bradford Berenson, Associate Counsel to the President
        Exhibit B-1: CJA's May 18, 1992 letter to Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell
        Exhibit B-2: CJA's Letter to the Editor, "Untrustworthy Ratings", NYT, 7/17/92
        Exhibit C: CJA's October 31, 1995 letter to Patricia Hynes, Second Circuit Representative/ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary
        Exhibit D-1 Senator Strom Thurmond's June 13, 1996 letter to CJA
        Exhibit D-2: pp. 4-5 of Senate Judiciary Committee's May 21, 1996 hearing on "The Role of the ABA in the Judicial Selection Process"
        Exhibit E: CJA's April 26, 1996 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit F:  Chairman Hatch's June 12, 1996 letter to CJA
        Exhibit G-1: CJA's June 18, 1996 letter to Chairman Hatch
        Exhibit G-2: CJA's June 26, 1996 fax to Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit H: Pages 790-1 of transcript of Senate Judiciary Committee's June 25, 1996 "hearing" on the confirmation of Lawrence Kahn's nomination to the District Court for the Northern District of New York
        Exhibit I-1: CJA's June 28, 1996 letter to Chairman Hatch
        Exhibit I-2: Certified mail/return receipts to/from Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott & Senate Minority Leader Tom
                         Daschle, as well as fax coversheets and transmittal receipts
        Exhibit J-1:  CJA's July 15, 1996 faxed memo to Senate Judiciary Committee counsel
        Exhibit J-2: CJA's July 15, 1996 fax to Legislative Assistant to Senate Majority Leader Lott
        Exhibit J-3: CJA's July 15, 1996 fax to Legislative Assistant to Senate Minority Leader Daschle
        Exhibit J-4: CJA's July 15, 1996 letter to Chief Counsel/Senator Herbert Kohl
        Exhibit J-5: CJA's July 16, 1996 letter to staff/Senate Minority Leader Daschle
        Exhibit J-6: CJA's itemized phone bill
        Exhibit J-7: descriptive chronology of CJA's Senate contacts, July 15-July 16, 1996
        Exhibit K:  July 15, 1996 memo to Senate Judiciary Committee from Bill Van Allen & Faye Rabenda
        Exhibit L: Senate confirmation of Lawrence Kahn to District Court/NDNY
        Exhibit M-1: CJA's July 30, 1998 letter to Leah Belaire/Investigative Counsel/Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit M-2: CJA's August 3, 1998 letter to staff/Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit M-3: CJA's August 19, 1998 letter to Leah Belaire/Investigative Counsel/Senate Judiciary Committee
        Exhibit N-1: "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", by Elena Sassower, The Long Term View (Massachusetts School of Law) (summer 1997)
       
Exhibit N-2: CJA's March 10, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee
       
Exhibit N-3: CJA's March 23, 1998 memorandum to House Judiciary Committee
       
Exhibit O-1: CJA's statement for inclusion in the record of the House Judiciary Committee's June 11, 1998 "Oversight Hearing of the Administration and Operation of the Federal Judiciary"
       
Exhibit O-2: Coversheet to Compendium substantiating CJA's s statement
       
Exhibit O-3:  CJA's June 19, 1998 memo to counsel/House Judiciary Committee


CJA's July 19, 2001 letter to Melissa McDonald, Oversight Counsel/Republican Majority, House Judiciary Committee  -- "RE: Upcoming Oversight Hearings over the Federal Judiciary"
   [indicated copies to Garg (Dem. Minority Counsel-House Judiciary Committee), Senator Schumer, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee Orrin Hatch]

CJA's July 19, 2001 memo to Counsel Garg, Senators Schumer, Leahy, and Hatch  -- "RE: Upcoming Oversight Hearings over the Federal Judiciary"

CJA's July 25, 2001 fax to Helaine Greenfield, Counsel/Senator Leahy -- "RE: Sending Counsel to tomorrow's meeting with House Judiciary Committee Republican Counsel"
 

CJA's July 31, 2001 letter to Melissa McDonald, Oversight Counsel/Republican Majority  -- "RE: Implementing the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal's key recommendation:  'that the House ensure that its Committee on the Judiciary has the resources to deal with judicial discipline matters, and the resources and institutional memory necessary to deal with impeachment cases as they arise' (1993 Report at p. 37, emphases added)"
 
[indicated copies to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Sensenbrenner (ATT: Philip Kiko, General Counsel-Chief-of-Staff), Sam Garg (Dem. Minority Counsel/House Judiciary Committee]
     Ex. A:  Inventory of CJA's correspondence with House Judiciary Committee & National Commission on Judicial
                Discipline & Removal
     Ex. B:  Inventory of CJA's correspondence with Administrative Office of US Courts 1995-1998
     Ex. C: CJA's February 16, 1999 letter to House Judiciary Committee
 

CJA's September 4, 2001 letter to Melissa McDonald, Oversight Counsel -- "RE: Getting Answers to Legitimate Questions -- Including by the Personal Intercession of Congresswoman Nita Lowey, If Necessary"
   [indicated copies to Congresswoman Nita Lowey, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Sensenbrenner (ATT: Philip Kiko, General Counsel-Chief-of-Staff), Sam Garg (Dem. Minority Counsel/House Judiciary Committee)]
     Ex. A: pp. 32-7 of Report of National Commission on Judicial Discipline & Removal
     Ex. B: Elena Sassower's August 26, 1993 letter to Ed O'Connell, Counsel/House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee
     Ex. C: CJA's June 30, 1995 letter to Counsel to Tom Mooney, Counsel/House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee
     Ex. D: Congresswoman Nita Lowey's February 7, 1995 letters
     Ex. E-1: Ed O'Connell's January 4, 1994 letter to Elena Sassower
     Ex. E-2  Elena Sassower's January 31, 1994 letter to Ed O'Connell
     Ex. F-1: Elena Sassower's August 30, 1993 letter to Congresswoman Lowey
     Ex. F-2: CJA's December 2, 1994 letter to Hayden Gregory, Counsel/House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee
     Ex. G: "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", Long Term View (Massachusetts School of Law,
                 Vol. 4, No. 1 (summer 1997)
     Ex. H-1:  CJA's March 10, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee
     Ex. H-2:  CJA's March 23, 1998 memo to House Judiciary Committee
     Ex. I-1:  CJA's July 19, 2001 letter to Melissa McDonald
     Ex. I-2: CJA's July 9, 2001 letter to Sam Garg, Minority Counsel
     Ex. I-3: CJA's July 9, 2001 letter to Philip Kiko, Counsel/Chief of Staff

2002
 
CJA's July 30, 2002 letter to Melissa McDonald, Oversight Counsel -- "RE: Your wilful non-response to CJA's July 31, 2001 and September 4, 2001 letters and to phone messages based thereon -- warranting your discharge, for cause, from the staff of the House Judiciary Committee"

  [indicated copies to Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Sensenbrenner (ATT: Philip Kiko-General Counsel-Chief of Staff), Sam Garg (Dem. Minority Counsel/House Judiciary Committee)]

CJA's July 31, 2002 covermemo to General Counsel/Chief of Staff Kiko & Minority Counsel Garg -- "RE: OVERSIGHT OVER THE OPERATIONS OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE'S COURTS SUBCOMMITTEE, BEGINNING WITH ITS 'OVERSIGHT COUNSEL', MELISSA MCDONALD"

2004

February 13, 2004 covermemo to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Sensenbrenner & Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr., Congressman Howard Berman (Ranking Member/Courts Subcommittee), Congressman Henry Waxman (Ranking Member/House Committee on Government Reform, Congressman Lamar Smith (Courts Subcommittee of House Judiciary Committee & Co-Chair of House Working Group on Judicial Accountability -- "RE: The Supreme Court's impeachable repudiation of congressionally-imposed obligations of disqualification & disclosure under 28 U.S.C. 455 and disregard for the single recommendation addressed to it by the 1993 Report of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal that it consider establishing an internal mechanism to review judicial misconduct complaints against its Justices"
   enclosing: 
          (1) CJA's February 12, 2004 letter to Chief Justice William Rehnquist

                                
SEE  Test Case - Federal (Mangano)
          (2) CJA's February 12, 2004 coverletter to Associate Justices   

February 17, 2004 covermemo to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Sensenbrenner & Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr., Congressman Howard Berman (Ranking Member/Courts Subcommittee), Congressman Henry Waxman (Ranking Member/House Committee on Government Reform, Congressman Lamar Smith (Courts Subcommittee of House Judiciary Committee & Co-Chair of House Working Group on Judicial Accountability


2008

CJA's May 13, 2008 memo to House Leadership --
  "RE:   Request for Congressional Hearings on the Breyer Committee's Report on the Implementation of the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980; &, Pending Same, Deferment of Congressional Action on Senate and House Bills, S. 1638 and H.R. 3753, to Raise Judicial Salaries 29%" 

                 click here for:

                          BUILDING HONEST SCHOLARSHIP:  Evidence-Based Refutations to Increasing Federal Judicial Pay

CJA's June 25, 2008 memo to House Leadership & House Judiciary Committee Leadership --
          "RE:   STATUS OF YOUR REVIEW:  CJA's May 13, 2008 MEMO entitled 'Request for Congressional Hearings on the Breyer Committee's Report on the Implementation of the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980; &, Pending Same, Deferment of Congressional Action on Senate and House Bills, S. 1638 and H.R. 3753, to Raise Judicial Salaries 29%'" 

CJA's June 26, 2008 transmittal memo to House Judiciary Committee Counsel , House Committee on Oversight & Governmental Reform...& Congresswoman Nita Lowey --  "RE: STATUS OF YOUR REVIEW...: " 
 

NEW YORK CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION

CJA's July 26, 2001 memo to New York's Congressional Delegation -- "RE: Support from New York's Congressional Delegation for the Public's Right to a Record of the Oral Argument of a Public Interest Lawsuit against the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct in New York's Appellate Division, First Department - a 'Court of Record'"


CONGRESSWOMAN NITA LOWEY

CJA's August 20, 2001 letter to Kenneth Famulare, Staff Asst/Congresswoman Nita Lowey
  -- enclosing CJA's July 26, 2001 memo to New York's Congressional Delegation
  -- NY Post article, "State politicians to scrutinize judicial-conduct panel", 3/1/96

CJA's August 28, 2001 letter to Pat Keegan, District Director/Congresswoman Lowey
 

CJA's September 5, 2001 letter to Pat Keegan, District Director/Congresswoman Lowey
 

CJA's October 24, 2001 letter to Pat Keegan, District Director/Congresswoman Lowey

CJA's June 24, 2002 letter to Kenneth Famulare, Staff Asst/Congresswoman Lowey

 

 

 

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