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NEW RULES OF THE NEW YORK STATE COMMISSION
ON JUDICIAL NOMINATION

#1:  Original Revision

      Commission on Judicial Nomination's July 20, 2009 press release
     
           -- current rules      -- new rules             -- comparison

                    Commission's August 6, 2009 press release

                    Commission's September 9, 2009 press release

 

CJA's September 16, 2009 letter to New York State Bar Association -- "RE:  The New York State Bar Association's 'Valuable Input' to The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination"

CJA's September 17, 2009 letter to New York City Bar Association -- "RE:  The New York City Bar Association's 'Valuable Input' to The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination"

CJA's September 17, 2009 letter to the New York County Lawyers' Association -- "RE: The New York County Lawyers' Association's 'Valuable Input' to The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination"




CJA's September 21, 2009 Comment to the Commission on Judicial Nomination's Proposed Revised Rules
              
        Exhibit A-1:      Merit System For Choosing Judges Isn’t A Cure-all”,
                               NYT, 1/28/79 

        Exhibit A-2:      “Cuomo Clashes With Committee Over Judgeships: Asks Panel to
                               Disregard Law on Nominations
”, NYT, 12/20/82

        Exhibit A-3:      “The Dispute Over Selections for Court of Appeals”, NYT,
                               12/27/82

        Exhibit A-4(a):   “The Campaign for Governor is Over: What’s on Trial Is
                                How Best to Pick Judges
”,   NYT, 12/29/82, editorial  

        Exhibit A-4(b):    “Judges Are Better Elected Than Selected”, NYT, 1/11/83, 
                                 letter to the editor by Assembly Speaker Stanley Fink

        Exhibit A-5:       “Cuomo Requests Greater Leeway To Select Judges: 
                                Seeks Revised Procedure for Top Court in State
”,
                                NYT, 12/30/82

        Exhibit A-6:      “Picking of Judges Assailed by Cuomo: Wants More
                               Options in Filling Appeals Court Vacancies
”, NYT, 8/15/83

        Exhibit A-7:      “Judge Selection for New York’s High Court: The System
                               Works
”, NYT, 8/30/83, letter to the editor by Senate
                               Minority Leader Manfred Orenstein 

        Exhibit A-8:      “Cuomo Gets Names For Top Court Job: He Criticizes
                               Lack of Diversity in List of 7 for Chief Judge
”, NYT, 12/2/84

        Exhibit A-9:      “Challenge for Cuomo: Picking Judges”, NYT, 12/7/84

        Exhibit A-10:   “How Manhattan Stole the Judiciary”, NYLJ, 12/9/93,
                              by Appellate Division Justice William C. Thompson

        Exhibit B-1:    “Court of Appeals Candidates Are Named”, NYLJ, 12/3/02

        Exhibit B-2:    “Few Appellate Judges Apply for Wesley’s Seat”, NYLJ,
                             9/18/03

        Exhibit B-3:    “Model for Selecting Top Court Judges Reveals Its Flaws”,
                            NYLJ, 11/13/03

        Exhibit C:      “Semi-Secret Court of Appeals Nominations Draws
                            Criticism
”, NYLJ, 11/2/00


        Exhibit D-1:   May 10, 1978 letter from Assemblyman Charles Henderson
                           to Governor Hugh Carey, from legislative bill jacket,
                           Chapter 156, Laws of 1978

        Exhibit D-2:   Election Flyer: “On Tuesday, November 8, 1977 For Better
                            Courts Vote YES on Court Reform Amendments”

        Exhibit E-1:   “Wider Selection Urged for Governor”, NYLJ, 12/23/82,
                           letter to the editor by Supreme Court Justice James J. Leff

        Exhibit E-2:   “Changes Needed In Judicial Selection”, NYLJ, 11/30/82,
                           letter to the editor by Acting Supreme Court Justice Walter
                           M. Schackman

 

CJA's September 24, 2009 memo to NYS Bar Association, NYC Bar Association, NY Co. Lawyers' Association, Fund for Modern Courts, Citizens Union, League of Women Voters/NY, Common Cause/NY, Institute of Judicial Administration, Michael Cardozo, Esq. -- "RE:  Building Dialogue & Scholarship: 'Merit Selection' to the New York Court of Appeals"       

CJA's November 23, 2009 letter to New York State Bar Association       

CJA's November 23, 2009 memo to NYS Bar Association, NYC Bar Association, NY Co. Lawyers' Association, Fund for Modern Courts, Citizens Union, League of Women Voters/NY, Common Cause/NY, Institute of Judicial Administration, Michael Cardozo, Esq. -- "RE:  Building Dialogue & Scholarship: 'Merit Selection' to the New York Court of Appeals"

CJA's November 23, 2009 e-mail to Tim Spotts, Counsel to Chairman Sampson -- "Subject:  CJA's Comment to proposed revised rules of the Commission on Judicial Nomination"

CJA's November 24, 2009 memo to Commission -- "RE: 'Reforming [the] Court of Appeals Nominating System' by Re-introducing Bill A-3866-A & Other Legislation"

CJA's November 25, 2009 e-mail to Office of Governor David Paterson -- "Commission on Judicial Nomination: Info"

CJA's November 25, 2009 e-mail to Jane Carey, Deputy Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Lancman -- "Subject: Re-Introduction of A-3866-A & Other Needed Legislation:  Commission on Judicial Nomination" (cc's: Sampson, Maziarz)

#2:  Post-Comment Revision

                           
Commission's November 18, 2009 press release
       -- comparison of post-comment revised rules with originally proposed revised rules  


CJA's January 26, 2010 Comment to the Commission on Judicial Nomination's Post-Comment Revised Rules

            
Exhibit F-1:    CJA’s November 24, 2009 letter addressed to the
                              attention of Commission Counsel & Records Access
                              Officer Stephen P. Younger – “RE: The Commission’s
                              ‘Transparency’ – & Compliance with F.O.I.L. &
                              22 N.Y.C.R.R.
§7101” 

          Exhibit F-2:     CJA’s November 27, 2009 letter addressed to the
                               attention of Commission Counsel & Records Access Officer
                               Younger – “RE: The Commission’s ‘Transparency’ –
                               & Compliance with F.O.I.L. & 22 N.Y.C.R.R.
§7101”

         
Exhibit G-1:    December 23, 2009 letter from Commission Assistant Counsel
                               Norman W. Kee

          Exhibit G-2:    January 15, 2010 letter from Commission Assistant Counsel Kee

          Exhibit H:       CJA’s January 20, 2010 letter addressed to the attention of
                               Commission Assistant Counsel Kee – “RE: Clarification & Follow-
                               Up:  Your December 23, 2009 letter

          Exhibit I:        January 21, 2010 letter from Commission Assistant Counsel Kee

          Exhibit J-1:     CJA’s September 24, 2009 covermemo to New York State Bar
                               Association and other bar association/good government
                               recipients – “RE:  Building Dialogue & Scholarship: ‘Merit Selection’
                               to the New York Court of Appeals”  [hand-delivered to the
                               Commission’s office in Counsel Younger’s law firm on that date]

          Exhibit J-2:     CJA’s November 24, 2009 covermemo to Commission on Judicial
                               Nomination – “RE: Reforming [the] Court of Appeals Nominating
                               System’ by Re-introducing Bill A-3866-A & Other Legislation”
                               [faxed and e-mailed to Commission Counsel Younger on that
                               date]

     

 

                                      FOIL Correspondence:

           22 NYCRR 7101:
           Rules for Public Access to Records of the NY State Commission
           on Judicial Nomination

CJA's August 12, 2009 letter to Commission -- "The Commission on Judicial Nomination's Compliance with its Obligations under FOIL and its Interpretation of Judiciary Law 66"

CJA's letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sampson, with Commission's responding August 17, 2009 e-mail -- "RE:  The Commission on Judicial Nomination's Compliance with its Obligations under FOIL and its Interpretation of Judiciary Law 66"

Commission's September 3, 2009 letter to CJA

CJA's November 24, 2009 letter to Commission -- The Commission's 'Transparency' -- & Compliance with FOIL & 22 NYCRR 7101"

CJA's November 27, 2009 letter to Commission -- "The Commission's 'Transparency' -- & Compliance with FOIL & 22 NYCRR 7101"

Commission's December 23, 2009 letter

Commission's January 15, 2009 letter

CJA's January 20, 2010 letter -- “RE: Clarification & Follow-Up:  Your December 23, 2009 letter

Commission's January 21, 2010 letter

 

 

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