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VIDEO -- Senate Judiciary Committee's January 11, 2021 meeting

Senator Hoylman's January 11, 2021 press release --
"New York Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Brad Hoylman to File Formal Complaint Asking New York Appellate Division to Consider Revoking Rudy Giuliani's License to Practice Law"

January 11, 2021
"A state senator referred Rudy Giuliani for disbarment"
New York Times (Alan Feuer)

January 11, 2021
"State Senator will ask court to pull Giuliani's law license"
Albany Times Union (Robert Gavin)

January 13, 2021
"Will Rudy Giuliani Be Disbarred in New York?
An 'Unusual' Case Heads to Disciplinary Committee
"
NY Law Journal (Jane Wester)


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BACKGROUND -- PERSPECTIVE
Hoylman's self-dealing by his repeated introduction of a bill to establish a Commission on Legislative Compensation -- all the while "sitting on" the proof that such commission scheme is a vehicle for fraud and unconstitutionality, first presented to him by CJA's below June 4, 2013 letter.  The cost of that commission scheme, to date, is approximately HALF A BILLION DOLLARS in monies stolen from the taxpayers.

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Illustrative Correspondence to SENATOR HOYLMAN,
establishing what he knew & when

2013
Correspondence to Hoylman as Ranking Member
of Senate Committee on Investigations & Gov't Operations

June 4, 2013 letter --
"
DOING YOUR PART TO END PUBLIC CORRUPTION:
PART  III:  Request for Legislative Oversight, Analysis and Investigation
of CJA’s April 15, 2013 corruption complaint to U.S. Attorney Bharara and, specifically:

              (1) of Chapter 567 of the Laws of 2010, as written and applied – as to which, to date, there has been no oversight, analysis, and investigation; and
         (2) of the Commission on Judicial Conduct & court-controlled attorney disciplinary system – as to which, in 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee held oversight hearings that were aborted, with no analysis, investigation, findings, or committee report of the document-supported testimony of witnesses
"

CJA's December 17, 2013 e-mail --

"Request for a Meeting: The Legislature's Constitutional & Statutory Duty
to Reject the Judiciary's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015"

December 11, 2013 letter webpage

cc:  CJA's December 18, 2013 e-mail to Chair Marcellino --
"Request for a Meeting: The Legislature's Constitutional & Statutory Duty
to Reject the Judiciary's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015"

 

2014
Correspondence to Hoylman
as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Investigations
& Gov't Operations & Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee

CJA's January 8, 2014 e-mail --
"'Following the Money': The Proposed Judiciary & Legislative Budgets
for Fiscal Year 2014-2015" 
enclosure-Jan 7 letter


CJA's January 14, 2014 letter --
"Vindicating the Public's Rights under Article VII, 1 of the NYS Constitution
& Legislative Law S32-a: (1) request to testify at the Legislature's joint budget hearings
in opposition to the proposed Judiciary & Legislative budgets;
(2) request for information/records as to the process, if any,
by which the Legislature's proposed budget was compiled"

CJA's February 26, 2014 e-mail --
"Tomorrow's Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting -- AGENDA"

CJA's March 4, 2014 letter --
"Your Constitutional Duty:
        (1) to address the evidence of fraud and unconstitutionality
in the proposed Judiciary and Legislative budgets –
and in the materially-divergent Governor’s Budget Bill #S.6351/A.8551,
which, in violation of Senate and Assembly Rules, has no fiscal note
or introducer’s memorandum supporting it; 
(2) to address the $270,000 and other appropriations, embedded in the Executive Budget,
for a demonstrably corrupt Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"


2016
Correspondence to Hoylman
as Ranking Member of Senate Committee on Investigations
& Gov't Operations
& Member of Senate Judiciary Committee

cc: CJA's January 15, 2016 letter --
"IMMEDIATE OVERSIGHT REQUIRED:
              (1) The Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation and
its statute-repudiating, fraudulent, and unconstitutional December 24, 2015 Report
with “force of law” judicial salary recommendations;
           
(2) The Senate Judiciary Committee’s January 20, 2016 public hearing
to confirm the nomination of Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore as New York’s Chief Judge –
and the deceptive public notice concealing that oral testimony
is restricted to the nominee and bar associations"

VIDEO:  January 21, 2016 meeting of Gov't Operations Committee:     
HOYLMAN: "This is really the government accountability committee...  "

 cc: CJA's Jan. 28, 2016 letter --
"To Which Committee(s) Have You Assigned Oversight of the Dec. 24, 2015 Report
of the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation...?"

cc: CJA's January 28, 2016 letter --
"The Legislature’s February 4, 2016 “Public Protection” Budget Hearing
:  
"Your scrutiny of the Judiciary’s two-part budget and
of the Governor’s Budget Bill #S.6401/A.9001,
embodying the Judiciary’s discrepant “single budget bill”

 

CJA's February 19, 2016 letter --
"Preventing Yet Another 'Grand Larceny of the Public Fisc': (1) Did you furnish my e-mails to ALL your committee members, as requested?; (2) What are your findings of fact and conclusions of law with respect to my particularized showing that the latest round of judicial salary increases & this year’s Judiciary & Legislative budgets & the Governor’s materially discrepant Budget Bill #S.6401/A.9001 are statutorily-violative, unconstitutional, and fraudulent?"

cc:  CJA's March 25, 2016 e-mail --
"Restoring constitutionality and lawfulness to NY's budgeting process --
& overriding the "force of law" judicial pay raises"

2017
Correspondence to Hoylman
as Ranking Member of Senate Committee on Investigations
& Gov't Operations AND Senate Judiciary Committee

CJA's January 18, 2017 e-mail to Scheduler for Hoylman
attaching: 
 completed meeting request form of Hoylman 
                    & completed meeting request form of SJC Chair

CJA's January 19, 2017 e-mail to Scheduler for Investig & Govt Ops Chair

VIDEO:
CJA's testimony at the Legislature's Jan. 30, 2017 budget hearing
on "local gov't officials /general gov't"

VIDEO:
CJA's testimony at the Legislature's Jan. 31, 2017 budget hearing
 on "public protection"

cc: CJA's February 6, 2017 letter --
(1) Where are your appointments to the Commission on Government Administration and to the Commission on State-Local Relations, required by Legislative Law Article 5-A?;
       (2) When will you be responding to my requests for a meeting for purposes of preventing a repeat of the constitutional, statutory, and legislative rule violations chronicled by the September 2, 2016 verified complaint in CJA’s citizen-taxpayer action?
"   

cc: CJA's February 7, 2017 e-mail
"Subject: Thank you -- Meeting Request
"

VIDEO: February 14, 2017 meeting of Senate Investig & Gov't Ops Committee

CJA's July 27, 2017 e-mail --
"AGAIN: Meeting request to Senator Hoylman as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Investigations & Gov't Operations AND the Senate Judiciary Committee"

CJA's September 13, 2017 e-mail --
"YET AGAIN:  Meeting request to Senator Hoylman as
ranking member of the Senate Committee on Investigations & Gov't Operations
AND the Senate Judiciary Committee"

CJA's December 20, 2017 e-mail --
"AND YET AGAIN: Meeting request to Senator Hoylman as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Investigations & Gov't Operations AND the Senate Judiciary Committee"

cc: CJA's December 22, 2017 e-mail to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Bonacic --
"Request for a meeting, as soon as possible, to discuss the Judiciary budget -- & other issues within the Judiciary Committee's jurisdiction"


2018
Correspondence to Hoylman
as Ranking Member of Senate Committee on Investigations
& Gov't Operations AND Senate Judiciary Committee

VIDEO:
CJA's Testimony at Legislature's January 30, 2018 budget hearing
on "Public Protection"

VIDEO:
CJA's Testimony at the Legislature's February 5, 2018 budget hearing
on "Local Government Officials/General Government"


2019
Correspondence to Hoylman
as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee

CJA's February 28, 2019 e-mail --
"AGENDA: Judiciary budget & budget for the Commission on Judicial Conduct
for Fiscal Year 2019-2020"

included link to:
CJA's February 19, 2019 written testimony,
with QUESTIONS & substantiating EVIDENTIARY PROOF

2020
Correspondence to Hoylman
as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee

CJA's January 30, 2020 e-mail --
"Judicial corruption involving the NYS Attorney General --
& the budget bills for fiscal year 2020-2021 pertaining thereto"

CJA's February 11, 2020 e-mail --
"'Public Protection' Budget Hearing -- Questions for Chief Administrative Judge Marks"

February 12, 2012 e-mail -- "Today's..."  & here

click here for:  Questions for Marks & webpage

CJA's February 12, 2020 e-mail
"Legislative & Judiciary Budgets -- & Legislative/Judiciary Budget Bill #7501/9501:
Questions for Stewart-Cousins, Heastie -- & for Marks"

click here for: CJA's Questions for Stewart-Cousins/Heastie & webpage

 

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LEGISLATIVE HYPOCRISY


January 8, 2021
"Guiliani Says Trump Owes It To MAGA To Declassify Everything"
Daily Caller (Andrew Kerr)


November 19, 2020
"Trump Campaign Says It Has Uncovered Enough 'Fraud'" to Overturn Election Result"
Daily Caller (Anders Hagstrom)

Novmber 20, 2020
"Editor Daily Rundown: Trump Legal Team Makes Its Case To The Public"
(Vince Conglianese)

January 14, 2021
"Politico Staff Revolts After Ben Shapiro Authors Playbook"
Daily Caller (Mary Margaret Olohan)





webpage on Brad Hoylman


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INTENDED & UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
of the wilful and deliberate nonfeasance of the Senate Committee on Investigations & Government Operations & Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation with respect to CJA's June 4, 2013 letter

Cloning an unconstitutional statute establishing a commission on judicial compensation to establish a commission on legislative compensation

S.6196: prefiled by Senator Hoylman: 
Clarify that NYS Legislature is full-time legislative body & establish Commission on Legislative Compensation

12/30/13: "Ken Lovett, Your Article in Yesterday's News.Actually, it is News from 2009"

 

Erroneous fiscal notes for new judgeships,
resulting from an unamended statute for judicial compensation

 

-- unamended Judiciary Law Article 7B
section 221-e


S.6489
introduced by Senator Little, January 29, 2014

A.8701
introduced by Assemblyman Stec, February 4, 2014

 

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November 23, 2020
"Trump's election fight includes over 50 lawsuits.  It's not going well"
NBC (Pete Williams, Nicole Via Y Rada)






January 14, 2021
"'Queens Man Impeached': A Paper Gives Trump the Local Treatment"

New York Times (Katie Robertson)

1.
CJA's December 2, 2020 FOIL request to Senate & Assembly --
"The Legislature's Certified Itemized Estimates of its Financial Needs for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, as Required by Article VII, §1 of the New York State Constitution"

Judiciary Budget 2021-2022    Judiciary General State Charges Budget

Senate
December 7, 2020 acknowledgment

Assembly
December 9, 2020 acknowledgment


CJA's December 22, 2020 e-mail to Senate & Assembly --
"Status: Dec. 2 FOIL request -- The Legislature's Certified Itemized Estimates of its Financial Needs for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, as Required by Article VII, §1 of the New York State Constitution"

Senate's December 29, 2020 response


CJA's January 4, 2021 e-mail to the Assembly --
"Again -- Status: Dec. 2 FOIL request -- The Legislature's Certified Itemized Estimates of its Financial Needs for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, as Required by Article VII, §1 of the New York State Constitution"

Assembly's January 4, 2021 response   enclosed Legislative budget



2.
CJA's January 4, 2021 FOIL request to Governor --
"The Legislature's Certified Itemized Estimates of its Financial Nees for Fiscial Year 2021-2022, as Required by Article VII, §1 of the New York State Constitution"

Governor's January 11, 2021 acknowledgment


3.
CJA's January 4, 2021 FOIL request to Governor --
"Executive Order Witholding Pay Increases for All Statewide Elected Officials and Commissioners"

Governor's January 11, 2020 acknowledgment


4.
CJA's January 8, 2021 FOIL request to Senate & Assembly --
"Records reflecting the specific changes made to Senate & Assembly Rules for 2021-22,
plus legislative history -- & a copy of the new Senate Rules &
a copy of Assembly Resolution K00854"


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Senate's January 6, 2021 opening session

SENATE RULES 2021-22 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Assembly's January 6, 2021 opening session

ASSEMBLY RULES 2021-22 LEGISLATIVE SESSION  & here



SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 
(15 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: Brad Hoylman, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $18,000]
Ranking Member:
Phil Boyle, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $11,000]
Members: Jamaal Bailey, ESQ.,
Alessandra Biaggi, ESQ., Neil Breslin, ESQ.,
Andrew Gounardes, ESQ., Anna Kaplan, ESQ., Andrew Lanza, ESQ.,
Zellnor Myrie, ESQ.,Thomas O'Mara, ESQ., Peter Oberacker, Anthony Palumbo, ESQ.,
Luis Sepulveda, ESQ., James Skoufis, Kevin Thomas, ESQ.
  ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016  2017 

ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
(21 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a) [16]
Chair: Charles Lavine, ESQ.  -- [formerly an added $18,000]
Ranking Member
-- [formerly an added $11,000]
Members
:Thomas Abinanti, ESQ.,  Edward Braunstein, ESQ., Marjorie Byrnes, ESQ., Andy Goodell, ESQ., Latoya Joyner, ESQ.,
Michael Montesano, ESQ. Michael J. Norris, ESQ.Dan Quart, ESQ., Rebecca Seawright, ESQ., Phil Steck, ESQ., Latrice Walker, ESQ., Monica P. Wallace, ESQ., Mary Beth Walsh, ESQ., David Weprin, ESQ.Kenneth Zebrowski, ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011  
2012   2013   2014   2015  2016  2017 2018  2019
News-June 28, 2018/summer   News-Dec 5, 2018/winter

 

SENATE CODES COMMITTEE
(13 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: Jamaal Bailey, Esq.  [formerly an added $18,000]
 Ranking Member: Anthony Palumbo, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $11,000]
Members: Fred Akshar, Brian Benjamin, Alessandra Biaggi, ESQ.,
Jabari Brisport, Jeremy Cooney, Patrick Gallivan, Todd Kaminsky, ESQ., Brian Kavanagh,
Zellnor Myrie, Thomas O’Mara, ESQ., Luis Sepulveda

ASSEMBLY CODES COMMITTEE
(22 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)  [18]
Chair:
Jeffrey Dinowitz, ESQ. -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: -- an added $11,000
Members:
Thomas Abinanti, ESQ., Vivian Cook, Steven Cymbrowitz, ESQ., Patricia Fahy,
Joseph Giglio, Andrew Hevesi, Charles Lavine, ESQ., Michael Montesano, ESQ.,
Angelo Morinello, ESQ., Daniel O'Donnell, ESQ., N. Nick Perry,
J. Gary Pretlow, Michael Reilly, Linda Rosenthal, Rebecca Seawright, ESQ.,
Latrice Walker, ESQ., David Weprin, ESQ.

Annual Reports:  2015   2016   2017   2018

 

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
(23 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair:  Liz Krueger-- an added $34,000 
Ranking Member
Thomas O'Mara, ESQ. -- an added $20,500
Members
Jamaal Bailey, ESQ.,  Brian Benjamin,  George Borrello, Neil Breslin, ESQ.,
Leroy Comrie, Patrick Gallivan, Joseph Griffo, Pete Harckham, Brad Hoylman, ESQ.,
Timothy Kennedy, John Liu, Kevin ParkerPatti Ritchie, Gustavo Rivera, Julia Salazar, Diane Savino,
Sue Serino, James Skoufis, Toby Ann Stavisky, James Tedisco, Kevin Thomas, ESQ.,


ASSEMBLY WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
(35 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a) [27]
Chair: Helene Weinstein, ESQ.-- an added $34,000
Ranking Member
Edward Ra. ESQ. -- an added $20,500  
Members Jeffrion Aubrey, Michael Benedetto, Kevin Blankenbush, Karl Brabenec,
Edward Braunstein, ESQ., Kevin Cahill, ESQ., William Colton, ESQ., Vivian Cook,
Michael Cusick, Jeffrey Dinowitz, ESQ., Michael Fitzpatrick, Deborah Glick,
Stephen Hawley, Latoya Joyner, John McDonald, III, Michael Montesano, ESQ.,
Catherine Nolan, Michael Norris,
P
hilip Palmesano, N. Nick Perry, J. Gary Pretlow
Phil Ramos, Robert Rodriguez, Nily Rozic, David Weprin, ESQ.

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(7 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: James Gaughran, ESQ.

Ranking Member: Edward Rath
Members: George Borrello, John Brooks, Michelle Hinchey,
Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, Kevin Thomas

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
(20 members --  Assembly Rule IV, §1a)  [14]
Chair: Fred Thiele, Jr., ESQ.
Ranking Member:
Christopher Friend  
Members:
Karl Brabenic,
Pat Burke, Taylor Darling, Jonathan Jacobson, ESQ.,
John McDonald, III, Karen McMahon, ESQ., Steven Otis, ESQ., Phil Ramos, Colin Schmitt, Dan Stec, Chris Tague, Monica Wallace, ESQ., Carrie Woerner

ANNUAL REPORTS:  2019

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
(7 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair:  James Skoufis -- [formerly an added $15,000]
Ranking Member: Thomas O'Mara, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $9,500]
            Members:
Alessandra Biaggi, ESQ., James Gaughran, Todd Kaminsky, ESQ.,
Anthony Palumbo, ESQ., Elijah Reichlin-Melnick

 ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
(14 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a) [11]
ChairKenneth Zebrowski, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $12,500]
Ranking Member: -- [formerly an added $9,000]
Members: Rodneyse Bichotte, Kevin Byrne, Harvey Epstein, ESQ.,
Sandy Galef, Deborah Glick, Andy Goodell, ESQ., Alicia Hyndman, Ron Kim,
Kieran Michael Lalor, ESQ., Jaime Williams
ANNUAL REPORTS  2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016 2017  2018  2019


A
SSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT, ANALYSIS & INVESTIGATION
(7 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair
: John McDonald-- [formerly an added $12,500]
Ranking MemberBrian Manktelow  -- [formerly an added $9,000]
Members Nathalia Fernandez, William Magnarelli, ESQ.,
Michael Montesano, ESQ., Phil Steck, ESQ., Fred Thiele, Jr., ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016  2017  2018  2019


SENATE ETHICS & INTERNAL GOVERNANCE
(7 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: Alessandra Biaggi, ESQ.

Ranking Member: Anthony Palumbo
Members:  Phil Boyle, ESQ., Neil Breslin, ESQ., Todd Kaminsky, ESQ.,
Andrew Lanza, ESQ., Toby Ann Stavisky


ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON ETHICS & GUIDANCE

(8 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)  [7]
Chair: Jo Anne Simon, ESQ.

Members: Catalina Cruz, Joseph Giglio, Charles Lavine, ESQ., Michael Montesano, ESQ.,
Mary Beth Walsh, ESQ.,Kenneth Zebrowski, ESQ.

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January 8, 2021
"Call Upon Departmental New York Disciplinary Committee To Disbar Rudy Giuliani"
Above the Law (Jonathan Wolf, Esq.)

January 11, 2021
"Bar association seeks Giuliani ban over combat remarks"
AP (Michael Sisak)

January 11, 2021
"New York State Bar Association Weighs Stripping Giuliani of Membership"
Wall Street Journal (Rebecca Davis O'Brien)

January 11, 2021
"New York State Bar Association Begins Inquiry
To Remove Rudy Giuliani From Membership
"
Daily Caller (Scott Morefield)


January 11, 2021
"New York State bar Association Considers Disbarrng Rudy Giuliani"
NPR.org  (Merrit Kennedy)

January 11, 2021
"New York State Bar Association launched Historic Inquiry
Into Removing Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani From Its Membership
"
Susan DeSantis

January 12, 2021
"The Case of Rudy Giuliani,
As Donald Trump's Personal Lawyer Faces Disbarment
"
Newsweek (Darragh Roche)

January 12, 2021
"Has Rudy Giuliani Been Disbarred?"
Snopes (Bethania )

January 14, 2021
"Rudy Giuliani slapped with complaint that could result in NY disbarment""
Daily News (Chelsea Rose Marcius, Stephen Rex Brown)

"Giuliani may be expelled from NY bar Association over Capital attack"
Bloomberg News (Erik Larson)

January 14, 2021
"The case for disbarring Rudy Giuliani, other Trump lawyers -- even some lawmakers"
Fortune (Maggie Jo Buchanan)


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November 20, 2020
"Could Rudy Giuliani Get Disbarred?  Ethics Complaints Explained (1)"
Bloomberg Law  (Melissa Heelan)

November 24, 2020
"New Jersey Congressman Tries To Get Rudy Giuliani Disbarred
Over 'Frivolous' Election Lawsuits
"
Daily Caller (Jordan Lancaster)


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