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American Judicature Society


1993

   
January 5, 1993 letter from Bryant Garth, Director/American Bar Foundation

             Referred to:  1992 Law Day Critique of Federal Judicial Selection

NJC's September 13, 1993 letter to Jeffrey Shaman, Senior Fellow/Project Director

   Referred to:
J
uly 14, 1993 letter to National Commission on Judicial Discipline
                     & Removal

                     July 22, 1993 letter to National Commission on Judicial Discipline
                     & Removal
 
  
                   Supreme Court Submissions:  Sassower v. Field
                          (1)   petition for a writ of certiorari, February 22, 1993
                          (2)   petition for rehearing, May 14, 1993
                          (3)   Supplemental petition for rehearing, June 1, 1993                      
                Enclosed:    NJC's August 26, 1993 letter to House Judiciary Committee
 

November 2, 1993 letter from Frances Zemans, Executive Director    
              


1994

CJA's January 31, 1994 letter from Cynthia Gray, Director/Center for Judicial Conduct Organizations

CJA's February 4, 1994 letter to Cynthia Gray
                
             Enclosed:
NJC's January 31, 1994 letter to House Judiciary Committee
 
                                    House Judiciary Committee's January 4, 1994 letter


1995

August 8, 1995:  CJA's hand-delivery of the file: Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct of the State of New York

CJA's August 14, 1995 fax -- "RE: Sassower v. NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"
 
Cynthia Gray's August 30, 1995 letter, with cc's to Frances Zemans & Jeffrey Shaman


1996

CJA's August 13, 1996 letter to Frances Zemans --
"RE: Coalition for non-partisan reform"  (cc: AJS President Robert Kaufman)
       -- transmitting pages from 1986 Common Cause Report, "Assembly-Line Approval"
           & from 1988 Twentieth Century Fund Report "Judicial Roulette"
      -- and enclosing CJA's June 28, 1996 letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Hatch

Frances Zemans' August 27, 1996 letter


1998

mid-September 1998, extensive phone conversation with AJS staffer Leslie Reis: see fn. 2of CJA's December 9, 1998 letter to Charles Gardner Geyh, Director of the AJS Center for Judicial Independence: after which the following were sent:  
        (1) CJA's published article, WITHOUT MERIT: THE EMPTY PROMISE OF JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE,
The Long Term View (Massachusetts School of Law)
        (2) cert petition & supplemental brief in Sassower v.  Mangano:
        (3)
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

2001

CJA's March 6, 2001 lettr to Kerry Hill, Staff Attorney/Center for Judicial Independence; Cynthia Gray, Director/Center for Judicial Conduct Organizations --
"RE: Amicus and other assistance in the appeal of the public interest 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. #108551/99; Appellate Division, First Dept. Cal #2000-5434)

            FOR referred-to appellant's brief, appendix, & letters to the attorney general --
                    
SEE:  Test Case-State (Commission)-Appellate Division

AJS's March 15, 2001 letter signed by Kerry Hill and Cynthia Gray

CJA's May 31, 2001 letter to Allan Sobel, Executive Vice-President & Director--
"RE: (1) Reconsideration of CJA's request for amicus and other assistance in the appeal of the public interest lawsuit, 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. #108551/99; Appellate Division, First Dept., September 2001 Term)
   -- Ex B: "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline"

AJS's June 6, 2001 letter signed by Allan Sobel

           FOR referred-to opposing brief of the attorney general, appellant's critique, & letters to the attorney general --
SEE:  Test Case-State (Commission)-Appellate Division


2003

CJA's September 16, 2003 memo to Allan Sobel
-- "RE: Advancing Long-Overdue Non-Partisan, Good-Government Reform of Federal Judicial Selection/Confirmation, etc."
     -- enclosing CJA's September 10, 2003 letter to Constitution Project-Courts Initiative
      --enclosing
CJA's June 16, 2003 memo to Ralph Nader, Public Citizen, Common Cause
  
           
 

                   SEE
Paper Trail to Jail in "Disruption of Congress" case



2004

CJA's June 8, 2004 memo to Allan Sobel -- "RE: Your (
On-Going) Responsibility to 'Champion Basic Citizen Rights -- and the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation in Federal Judicial Selection' at Issue in the 'Disruption of Congress' case of United States of America v. Elena Ruth Sassower..."

CJA's June 10, 2004 draft memo of law on the unconstitutionality of the "disruption of Congress" statute


2005

CJA's May 27, 2005 memo to Allan Sobel -- "RE: Furthering 'Basic Citizen Rights -- and the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation in Federal Judicial Selection', as well as Fundamental Judicial Accountability by your Amicus Curiae and Other Assistance in the Appeal of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case, Elena Ruth Sassower v. United States of America"

            SEE
"Disruption of Congress"- DC Court of Appeals
                     (6/28/05 appellant's brief & supplemental fact statement)
 

CJA's August 23, 2005 memo to Allan Sobel


2007

CJA's June 20, 2007 memo to Justice to Seth Andersen & Cynthia Gray -- "RE: Championing Judicial Independence at the U.S. Supreme Court by Amicus Curiae Support for Cert Petition in 'Disruption of Congress Case"

       cc: CJA's June 22, 2007 memo to Ralph Nader & liberal/conservative organizations  -- "RE: Championing Basic Citizen Rights, the Vital Importance of Citizen Participation in Federal Judicial Selection, and Fundamental Judicial Accountability by Your Amicus Curiae Support for U.S. Supreme Court Review of the Cert Petition in the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"

CJA's July 2, 2007 memo -- "RE: 'Working to Keep Our Courts Fair and Impartial' -- As Empirically Tested by the 'Disruption of Congress' Case"

CJA's
August 24, 2007 memo to Justice at Stake Campaign & Its Campaign Partners  -- "RE: Championing Judicial Independence at the U.S. Supreme Court by your amicus curiae support for the filed and docketed cert petition in the 'disruption of Congress' case"

            SEE:  "Disruption of Congress" - US Supreme Court
                                     
 (see 8/17/07 cert petition)          


2008


CJA's March 31, 2008 memo to Seth Anderson/Executive Vice President & Cynthia Gray/Director, AJS Center for Judicial Ethics --
"RE:  Queries on Federal Judicial Discipline: (1) the Federal Judiciary's New Rules; (2) the Breyer Committee & its Report; (3) Proposed Congressional Legislation for an Inspector General for the Judicial Branch"

April 1, 2008 e-mail from Cynthia Gray, Director/Center for Judicial Ethics

      cc: CJA's April 24, 2008 e-mail to Professor Stephen Burbank --
"Subject: Query: AJS Posting of your May 27, 2004 Letter to the Editor of the New York Times"

      cc: CJA's April 25, 2008 e-mail to Professor Burbank --
"Subject: 2nd Query: AJS Posting of your May 27, 2004 Letter to the Editor of the New York Times"

CJA's April 28, 2008 memo to Seth Andersen & Cynthia Gray --
"RE: Additional Queries on Federal Judicial Discipline"

April 30, 2008 e-mail from Cynthia Gray --
"Subject: Re: Additional Queries on Federal Judicial Discipline"

CJA's April 30, 2008 e-mail to Cynthia Gray -
"Subject: Thank you..."

CJA's May 2, 2008 memo to Seth Andersen & Cynthia Gray --
"RE: Confronting Evidence: The Corruption of Federal Judicial Discipline: (1) CJA's March 6, 2008 Critique of the Breyer Committee Report & Letter to the Chief Justice; and (2) CJA's April 18, 2008 Comments to the Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct on the Proposed Revision to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges"   (cc: Professors Burbank & Geyh)

                      SEE:   Judicial Discipline-Federal

May 12, 2008 e-mail from Cynthia Gray --
"Re: Confronting Evidence: The Corruption of Federal Judicial Discipline"  (cc: Professors Burbank & Geyh)

CJA's May 30, 2008 memo to Seth Andersen & Cynthia Gray --
"RE:  Serving Congress and the Public by Critical Scholarship:  (1) Federal Judicial Pay Raises; & (2) Breyer Committee Report on the Implementation of the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980"

 

 
 

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