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New York State Ethics Commission


1992

NJC's February 5, 1992 letter to Temporary Commission on Local Government Ethics
 (1)
Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
        --  3-year judge-trading deal
      
 -- "Cross-Endorsement: Questions of Protection", ltr to the editor, Doris Sassower, NYT, June 9, 1991
        -- "Judicial Selection Panels: An Exercise in Futility", column by Doris Sassower, NYLJ, October 22, 1971
        --  Doris Sassower's Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory listing, 1989

(2) Doris Sassower's October 31, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
(3) Doris Sassower's December 19, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
        -- Judge Kahn's October 16, 1990 decision in Castracan v. Colavita
        -- affidavit of Professor Vincent Bonelli, sworn to October 14, 1990
        -- eyewitness affidavit of Eli Vigliano, Esq., sworn to October 14, 1990
        -- eyewitness affirmation of David Cohen, Esq., dated October 5, 1990.
              
Temporary Commission's February 14, 1992 letter

Temporary Commission's February 24, 1992 letter

NJC's March 9, 1992 fax to Temporary Commission on Local Government Ethics

NJC's March 9, 1992 fax to Temporary Commission on Local Government Ethics

Temporary Commission on Local Government Ethics Commission's March 10, 1992 letter to NYS Ethics Commission

NYS Ethics Commission's April 1, 1992 letter

NYS Ethics Commission's December 30, 1992 letter, signed by Executive Director Thea Hoeth


1993

NJC's January 5, 1993 letter to Executive Director Thea Hoeth
   (indicated copies to Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman G. Oliver Koppell; Assembly Election Law Committee Chairman Eric Vitaliano)
    Ex. A; NYS Election Law 3-102, 3-104
    Ex. B: NJC's February 5, 1992 letter to Temporary Commission, with enclosures
       (1)
Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
          --  3-year judge-trading deal
       
  -- "Cross-Endorsement: Questions of Protection", letter to the editor, D. Sassower, NYT, June 9, 1991
          -- "Judicial Selection Panels: An Exercise in Futility", column by D. Sassower, NYLJ, October 22, 1971
          --  Doris Sassower's Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory listing, 1989

       (2) Doris Sassower's October 31, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
       (3) Doris Sassower's December 19, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
          -- Judge Kahn's October 16, 1990 decision in Castracan v. Colavita
          -- affidavit of Professor Vincent Bonelli, sworn to October 14, 1990
          -- eyewitness affidavit of Eli Vigliano, Esq., sworn to October 14, 1990
          -- eyewitness affirmation of David Cohen, Esq., dated October 5, 1990.

    Ex. C: Itemization of documents from transmitted file -- Castracan v. Colavita
   
Ex. D: Thea Hoeth's 12/30/92 letter
    Ex. E: Public Officers Law Sec. 74

NJC's February 1, 1993 letter to Executive Director Thea Hoeth

                transmitting a copy of Election Law cases: Castracan v. Colavita & Sady v. Murphy

Thea Hoeth's March 3, 1993 letter

NJC's August 25, 1993 letter to Executive Director Hoeth, enclosing August 24, 1994 ltr to Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
    (indicated copies to Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman Koppell, Assembly Election Law Committee Chairman Vitaliano)

Executive Director Thea Hoeth's November 26, 1993 letter

1994

CJA's April 8, 1994 letter to Executive Director Thea Hoeth
   (indicated copies to A.G. Koppell, Assembly Judiciary Chairwoman Weinstein, Assembly Election Law Committee Chairman Vitaliano)
       Ex. 1: Thea Hoeth's November 26, 1993 letter 

       Ex 2:  NJC's 2/5/92 ltr to Temporary Commission on Local Government Ethics
       Ex. 3: Thea Hoeth's December 30, 1992 letter
       Ex. 4: NJC's January 5, 1993 letter
       Ex. 5: NJC's August 25, 1993 letter

Executive Director Richard Rifkin's April 19, 1994 letter

May 10, 1994 letter of Walter Ayres, Director of Communications/Ethics Commission

(cc) NJC's May 17, 1994 letter to Jerry Koenig, Programs Analyst/Assembly Election Law Committee
  (indicated copies to NYS Ethics Commission-Executive Director Rifkin, Assembly Judiciary Committee (Patricia Gorman-Legislative Assistant))

Communications Director Walter Ayres'  June 8, 1994 letter

1995

CJA's March 22, 1995 ethics complaint against NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
 --  enclosing:
CJA's March 10, 1995 judicial misconduct complaint to the Commission on Judicial Conduct vs Justices of the Appellate Division, 2nd Dept. -- &, particularly, William Thompson, the Commission on Judicial Conduct's highest-ranking judicial member
 
(indicated copies to NY Post, NYS Ethics Commission, Manhattan District Attorney, Brooklyn District Attorney)
         Ex. A: "Who judges the judges?", NYPost, 3/7/95
         Ex. B-1: Doris Sassower's January 22, 1993 letter to Commission
         Ex. B-2: Doris Sassower's June 8, 1993 fax to Commission
         Ex. C-1: Commission's December 13, 1994 letter
         Ex. C-2: Commission's January 24, 1995 letter
         Ex. D: CJA's December 15, 1994 ltr to Commission
         Ex. E: Commission's January 13, 1995 letter
         Ex. F: CJA's January 19, 1995 letter

   
 
   ***  transmitting copy of complaints/correspondence with Commission on Judicial Conduct

April 4, 1995 letter from Ethics Commission Counsel

CJA's April 6, 1999 letter to Associate Counsel

ARTICLE 78 PROCEEDING -- DORIS L. SASSOWER v. COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, with NOTICE TO ETHICS COMMISSION OF RIGHT TO SEEK INTERVENTION, 4/10/95
       Exhibit A: October 26, 1994 ad-complaint, "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?"
       Exhibit B-1: Martindale-Hubbell law listing, 1989
       Exhibit B-2: Elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 1989
       Exhibit C: October 5, 1989 judicial misconduct complaint
       Exhibit D: October 24, 1991 judicial misconduct complaint
       Exhibit E: January 2, 1992 judicial misconduct complaint
       Exhibit F: December 4, 1992 judicial misconduct complaint
       Exhibit G:  September 19, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint
       Exhibit H: October 5, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint
       Exhibit I: October 26, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint
       Exhibit J: December 5, 1994 judicial misconduct complaint
       Exhibit K: Commission acknowledgment letters
       Exhibit L: Commission dismissal letters
       Exhibit M: January 22, 1993 ltr to Commission
       Exhibit N:  May 20, 1986 judicial misconduct complaint

Executive Director Richard Rifkin's May 2, 1995 letter to Doris Sassower

CJA's May 9, 1995 fax to Executive Director Richard Rifkin


CJA's  September 8, 1995 letter to Associate Counsel

CJA's September 14, 1995 supplemental complaint against Commission on Judicial Conduct, complaint against Attorney General, & request for Ethics Commission intervention
  
(indicated copies to Assembly Judiciary Committee, Committee on Open Government, Commission on Judicial Conduct, A.G.)
          Ex. C: law review article by Gerald Stern, pp. 303-305
          
Ex. F: May 22, 1995 ltr from Asst. A.G. to Judge Herman Cahn
         
Ex. G: NYS Ethics Commission's bio of Richard Rifkin

            transmitted file of Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct

Executive Director Richard Rifkin's October 3, 1995 letter

Associate Counsel's October 6, 1995 letter

CJA's October 13, 1995 fax to Associate Counsel, transmitting pages from 1994 Report of the NYS Committee on Open Government to the Governor & Legislature


1996 

CJA's January 24, 1995 letter to Executive Director Richard Rifkin
   (indicated copies to Assembly Judiciary Committee, Committee on Open Government, Commission on Judicial Conduct, A.G.)
         Ex. A:  May 10, 1994 letter from Ethics Commission's Communications Director
         Ex. B: Executive Law
         Ex. C: previously-faxed pages from 1994 Report of NYS Committee on Open Government
         Ex. D: cert petition in Article 78 proceeding Doris L. Sassower v. Mangano, et al.
         Ex. E: service of complaint in federal action Doris L. Sassower v Mangano, et al, upon A.G.
         Ex. F: A.G.'s November 2, 1994 letter to Doris Sassower in Doris L. Sassower v. Mangano, et al

Executive Director Richard Rifkin's February 29, 1996 letter

CJA's April 24, 1996 letter to Executive Director Richard Rifkin -- "RE: Our right to review by the Ethics Commissioners"
   (indicated copies to Assembly Judiciary Committee, Committee on Open Government, Commission on Judicial Conduct, A.G.)
         Ex. A: Rifkin's February 29, 1996 letter
         Ex. B: CJA's May 9, 1995 fax to Rifkin
         Ex. C: Rifkin's April 19, 1994 letter
         Ex. D: CJA's May 17, 1994 letter to Jerry Koenig, Programs Analyst/Assembly Election Law Committee

May 28, 1996 letter from Ethics Commission Chairman Joseph Bress


1997

CJA's April 11, 1997 letter to Ethics Commission member Reverend Robert E. Eggenschiller -- "RE: The New York State Ethics Commission"
   (indicated copies to the Ethics Commissioners Constanza, Odell, Brewster)

CJA's  April 15, 1997 letter to Walter Ayres, Ethics Commission's Public Information Officer
          
CJA's April 15, 1997 letter to Gov. Pataki 

CJA's May 5, 1997notice-challenge -- RE: File of Article 78 proceeding, Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct, N.Y. Co. Clerk #95-109141"
      Ex. A-1: "Commission Abandons Investigative Mandate", CJA's ltr to editor, NYLJ, 8/14/95
      Ex. A-2: "A Call for Concerted Action", CJA's $1,648 ad, NYLJ, 11/20/96
      Ex. B: CJA's 3-page analysis of the fraudulent judicial decision in Doris L. Sassower v.
                Commission
, with annexed law: 22 NYCRR 7000.1 et seq., Judiciary Law 44.1,
                NYS Constitution, Article VI, Sec. 22


CJA's June 9, 1997 letter to Ethics Commission members -- "RE: Agenda Item: Your Failure to Respond to CJA's April 11th Letter"
(indicated copies to Thomas Dougherty, Appointments Secretary to Governor Pataki, Association of the Bar of the City of NY: Committee on Judicial Conduct, NY media)

       Ex. A: Gov. Pataki's press release announcing Shechtman's appointment to Ethics Commission
                  & NYLJ item, 5/1/97
       Ex. B:  CJA's June 11, 1996 letter to Senators
       Ex. C: CJA's May 5, 1997 notice-memo to Gov. Pataki, et al
       Ex. D: CJA's testimony at City Bar's May 14, 1997 public hearing on Commission on Judicial Conduct

CJA's June 10, 1997 letter to Walter Ayres, Public Information Officer
   (indicated copies to Ethics Commissioners)

CJA's December 16, 1997 letter to Ethics Commission members-- "RE: Agenda Items for the December 17, 1997 Meeting and Supplement to our Complaint against the New York State Attorney General, filed September 14, 1995"
   (indicated copies to Gov. Pataki, A.G. Vacco, Ethics member Reverend Eggenschiller)
       Ex. A:  CJA's June 10, 1997 & April 15, 1997 letters to Walter Ayres, Public Information Officer
       Ex. B:  CJA's December 15, 1997 letter to Paul Shechtman
       Ex. C: "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom" and on the Public Payroll", CJA ad, NYLJ, 8/27/97

1998

1999

CJA's March 26, 1999 complaint to Ethics Commission -- "RE: NEWLY-INITIATED ETHICS COMPLAINTS: (1) against the Ethics Commissioners and, particularly Ethics Chairman Paul Shechtman; (2) against former Ethics Commission Executive Director, now Deputy Attorney General Richard Rifkin; (3) against Governor George Pataki; (4) against the NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination; (5) against Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, personally; AND SECOND SUPPLEMENT TO CJA's March 22, 1995 ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST NYS COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT"
  
(indicated copies to Gov. Pataki, A.G. Spitzer, Commission on Judicial Nomination, Commission on Judicial Conduct)
                  Ex. A:  Public Officers Law
                  Ex. B:  Transcript, January 27, 1999 event sponsored by NYLJ & City Bar for Eliot Spitzer
                  Ex. C:  "Spitzer Claims Victory: And Now, the Litigation", NYLJ, November 20, 1998
                  Ex. D: "Republicans Get a Pass From Spitzer -- for Now", NY Observer, February 8, 1999
                  Ex. E:  "FREE-FOR-ALL: A special report: ALBANY IS FAILING IN EFFORT TO LIMIT
                            
CAMPAIGN DONORS", NYT December 28, 1998

CJA's April 23, 1999 letter to Ethics Commission
    ENCLOSING: NOTICE OF ITS RIGHT TO SEEK INTERVENTION in Article 78 proceeding Elena Ruth Sassower, Coordinator of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc, acting pro bono public v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of New York, 4/22/99
Exhibit A: CJA's May 5, 1997 memorandum-notice, with 3-page analysis of the fraudulent judicial
                decision in Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct

Exhibit B: CJA's public interest ad, "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll"
                (NYLJ, 8/27/97, pp. 3-4)
Exhibit C-1: CJA's October 6, 1998 judicial misconduct complaint, filed with Commission on
                  Judicial Conduct [Commission]
Exhibit C-2: CJA's October 5, 1998 letter to Commission on Judicial Nomination
Exhibit D-1: CJA's November 3, 1998 letter to Commission
Exhibit D-2: Commission's November 3, 1998 letter to CJA
Exhibit E:    CJA's November 18, 1998 letter to City Bar
Exhibit F-1: Commission's December 2, 1998 letter to CJA
Exhibit F-2: CJA's December 10, 1998 letter to Commission
Exhibit F-3: Commission's December 23, 1998 letter to CJA
Exhibit F-4: CJA's December 29, 1998 letter to Commission
Exhibit F-5: Commission's January 25, 1999 letter to CJA
Exhibit F-6: CJA's February 3, 1998 letter to Commission
Exhibit F-7: Commission's February 5, 1999 letter to CJA
Exhibit G: CJA's March 11, 1999 letter to Commission
Exhibit H: pp. 368-72 of NYS Assembly Judiciary Committee's September 22, 1987 public hearing on
               the Commission

CJA's September 15, 1999 complaint to Ethics Commission -- "RE: (1) Supplement to CJA's March 26th ethics complaint; (2) Intervention in the Article 78 Proceeding, Elena Ruth Sassower, Coordinator of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc., acting Pro Bono Publico against Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of New York (NY Co. #99-108551); (3) Notification to the Court in the Article 78 proceeding of the Ethics Commission's intentions with respect to the September 1, 1999 letter of David Nocenti, Counsel to Attorney General Spitzer"
    (indicated copies to U.S. Attorney-EDNY, Gov. Pataki, A.G. Spitzer, Commission on Judicial Conduct, Commission on Judicial Nomination)

           Ex. A:  Gov Pataki's September 1, 1999 appointment of Millane to Ethics Commission
           Ex. B:  CJA's April 15, 1997 letter to Gov. Pataki
           Ex. C:  Gov Pataki's appointment of Shectman to Ethics Commission
           Ex. D:  CJA's June 9, 1997 letter to Ethics Commission
           Ex. E:  Gov. Pataki's appointment of Shectman to Ethics Commission
           Ex. F:  CJA's April 23, 1999 letter to Ethics Commission
           Ex. G-1: "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", NYLJ, ad, 8/27/97
           Ex. G-2: "Assistants' Lapses Not Tolerated by Vacco", NYLJ, ltr to editor, 5/16/97
           Ex. H-1: CJA's September 19, 1995 letter to A.G. Vacco
           Ex. H-2: CJA's January 13, 1998 letter to A.G. Vacco
           Ex. I-1:  September 1, 1999 letter from A.G. Spitzer's Counsel to Sassower
           Ex. I-2:  CJA's August 6, 1999 letter to A.G. Spitzer's Counsel


CJA's October 27, 1999 complaint to Ethics Commission -- "RE: Agenda of the October 27, 1999 meeting of the Ethics Commissioners: (1) Second Supplement to CJA's March 26, 1999 ethics complaint against the Ethics Commissioners; (2) New ethics complaint against the NYS Attorney General and NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct; (3) Duty to intervene in the Article 78 proceeding, Elena Ruth Sassower, Coordinator of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc., acting pro bono publico, against Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of New York (NY Co. #99-108551) -- and to inform the Court as to the status of CJA's September 15, 1999 supplement relating to the litigation misconduct of the NYS Attorney General and NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct therein"
    (
indicated copies to Commission on Judicial Conduct, A.G. Spitzer, U.S. Attorneys-EDNY & SDNY, Manhattan D.A.)

2000

cc: CJA's February 7, 2000 notice
   (addressed to A.G. Spitzer, Commission on Judicial Conduct, with indicated copies to Ethics Commission & Gov. Pataki, Manhattan D.A., U.S. Attorneys-SDNY/EDNY, Judge Wetzel, Administrative Judge Crane)

CJA's February 25, 2000 notice to Ethics Commission
  (also addressed to A.G., Manhattan D.A., U.S. Attorney-SDNY, with indicated copies to Gov. Pataki, U.S. Attorney-EDNY, Commission on Judicial Conduct, Chief Judge Kaye, Administrative Judge Crane, Judge Wetzel, City Bar, Patricia Salkin/Director-Gov't Law Center/Albany Law School, media)
     TRANSMITTING copy of:
     CJA's February 23, 2000 letter to Governor Pataki 

     Ex. A: CJA's February 7, 2000 letter to Nan Weiner
     Ex. B-1: "Comm'n Abandons Investigative Mandate", CJA's letter to editor, NYLJ, August 14, 1995
     Ex. B-2: "A Call for Concerted Action", CJA's $1,648 ad, NYLJ, November 20, 1997
     Ex. B-3: "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom and on the Public Payroll", CJA's $3,077 ad, NYLJ, August 27, 1997
     Ex. C: computerized court record of Elena Ruth Sassower v. Commission and recusal orders of 5 justices
    
Ex. D: statement of former Bronx Surrogate Bertram Gelfand at the City Bar's public hearing on the Commission
     Ex. E: CJA's January 7, 1998 letter to Chief Judge Kaye
             Ex. A: "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", letter to editor, NYT, 11/16/96
             Ex. B-1: CJA's July 25, 1997 letter to James Gill, Chairman/1st Dept Judicial Screening Committee
             Ex. B-2-6: follow-up faxes to 1st Dept. Judicial Screening Committee
             Ex. C-1: "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", CJA's $3,077 ad, NYLJ,
                           August 27, 1997
             Ex. C-2: NYLJ item, September 22, 1997
             Ex. D: NYLJ item, December 26, 1997
             Ex. E: receipted 1st page of CJA's December 29, 1997 memo to members of State Judicial Screening
                       Committee
     Ex. F: pp. 5-13 of the transcript of the May 17, 1999 proceeding before Justice Lebedeff
     Ex. G: pp. 8-17, 22-23 of the transcript of the June 14, 1999 court conference before Justice Zweibel
     Ex. H:  transcript of the October 8, 1999 proceeding before Justice Zweibel
     Ex. I:  "Pols Rule Courtrooms: Acting Judges Owe Their Jobs to Pataki, Rudy", NYDaily News, January 18, 2000
     Ex. J:  Kamau Bey's May 27, 1999, June 25, 1999, and July 23, 1999 judicial misconduct complaints against
               Justice Wetzel &Commission acknowledgment & dismissal letters
     Ex. K: "Observers Say Judge Doomed Defense", NY Post, April 17, 1998, "Wacko Wetzel Left Oliver's Lawyer
                 Defenseless"
, NYPost May 30, 1998, "Cybersex Defense Wants Trial Halted", NY Daily News,
                 March 24, 1998, "Defense in Sexual Torture Case Says Court Let the Accuser Lie", NYT,
                 March 24, 1998, "Oliver Jovanovic: First Sacrifice of the Digital Age", La Journada, May 19, 1998

CJA's March 17, 2000 transmittal memo to Ethics Commission
  (also addressed to A.G. Spitzer, Manhattan D.A., U.S. Attorney-SDNY)
  -- transmitting copies of:
          (1) CJA's March 3, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye
                  Ex. A:  pages from Chief Judge Kaye's January 10, 2000 "State of the Judiciary Address"
                  Ex. B:  exchange of correspondence between Kamau Bey & Chief Judge Kaye's office
          (2) CJA's March 3, 2000 complaint against Judges Wetzel & Crane
          (3) CJA's March 17, 2000 letter to Manhattan D.A.
                  Ex. A-1:  CJA's October 29, 1999 letter
                  Ex. A-2:   D.A.'s October 29, 1999 letter to CJA
                  Ex. A-3:  CJA's November 4, 1999 letter
          (4) CJA's March 17, 2000 letter to U.S. Attorney/SDNY
          (5) CJA's March 17, 2000 letter to U.S. Attorney/EDNY
                  Ex. A-1: "Fund-Raiser For Pataki Faces Charges", NYT, December 16, 1999
                  Ex. A-2: "Watch Out For the Feds", Empire State Report, September 1999
                  Ex. A-3: "Pataki's 1994 Fund-Raising Is Under Investigation", NYT, January 21, 1998
                  Ex. A-4: CJA's February 12, 1998 fax to Walter Ayres, Public Information Officer/NYS Ethics
                               Commission
                  Ex. B-1: 1998 Report to Congress: Activities & Operations of the Public Integrity Section, pp. 1-2
                  Ex. B-2: 28 USC Sec. 528

CJA's April 24, 2000 transmittal memo to Ethics Commission
    (also addressed to Gov. Pataki, A.G. Spitzer, Chief Judge Kaye, Commission on Judicial Conduct, D.A. Morgenthau, U.S. Attorneys White & Lynch, Special Inspector General Spatz)
      -- transmitting copies of:
               (1) CJA's April 18, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye
                      
Ex. A: March 27, 2000 letter from Michael Colodner, Counsel/Unified Court System
                       Ex. B: Chief Administrative Judge's 1998 report, pp. 45-6, 57
                       Ex. C-1: CJA's March 3, 2000 judicial misconduct complaint vs. Judges Wetzel & Crane
                       Ex. C-2: Commission's March 7, 2000 acknowledgment letter
                       Ex. C-3: Commission's April 6, 2000 dismissal letter
               (2) CJA's April 24, 2000 letter to Commission on Judicial Conduct
               (3) CJA's April 24, 2000 letter to Manhattan D.A. Morgenthau
               (4) CJA's April 24, 2000 letter to U.S. Attorney White
               (5) CJA's April 24, 2000 letter to U.S. Attorney Lynch


2001

CJA's March 27, 2001 letter to Ethics Commission -- "RE: Agenda of the April 3, 2002 meeting of the Ethics Commissioners: (1) Inaction on CJA's ethics complaints - born of the Ethics Commissioners' disqualifying conflicts of interest; (2) Request for intervention in the appeal of the Article 78 proceeding, Elena Ruth Sassower, Coordinator of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc., acting pro bono publico v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of New York (NY Co. #99-108551), now pending in the Appellate Division, First Department"
            SEE: transmitting appellate brief & appendix in Elena Ruth Sassower v. Commission


2002

2003

CJA's September 23, 2003 letter to Ethics Commission -- "RE: (1) Preservation of the records of CJA's ethics complaints; (2) Review by the NYS Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections"
   (indicated copy to NYS Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections - Professor Michael Sweeney/Counsel)