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Brennan Center for Justice
(at New York University School of Law)
 

1998

CJA's September 8, 1998 letter to E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Executive Director --
"RE: Re-evaluation of the Brennan Center's legislative advocacy; request for amicus support for the cert petition in Sassower v. Mangano, et al, S.Ct. #98-106"
      [cc: Burt Neuborne, Legal Director]
        Ex A:   "Without Merit: The Empty Promise of Judicial Discipline", Long Term View
                  (Massachusetts School of Law) summer 1997
        Ex. B:  4/16/98 letter to Congress opposing HR 1252,
                  signed by coalition of organizations
        Ex. C:  Alliance for Justice: opposition to HR 1252
        Ex. D-1:  "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 ad,
                      NYT, 10/26/94
        Ex. D-2: "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll",
                     CJA's $3,077 ad, NYLJ,8/27/98

         
 SEE:  Test Case-Federal (Mangano) - Supreme Court

2001

CJA's January 25, 2001 letter to Deborah Goldberg, Deputy Director, Democracy Program/Judicial Independence Project --
"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)"
       
  
    SEE:  Test Case-State (Commission)-Appellate Division

Deborah Goldberg's January 30, 2001 letter -- "RE: Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct"

Deborah Goldberg's February 8, 2001 letter -- "RE: Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's February 21, 2001 letter to Burt Neuborne, Legal Director --
"RE: Meaningfully Advancing Judicial Independence: CJA's request for 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)
     [cc: Deborah Goldberg/Deputy Director-Democracy Program; E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Executive Director]
       Ex. B:  CJA's January 10, 2001 letter to A.G. Spitzer

CJA's May 23, 2001 letter to Burt Neuborne, Legal Director --
"RE: Meaningfully Advancing Judicial Independence: Evidentiary materials in further support of CJA's request for 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: September 2001 Term)

     (cc to Burt Neuborne) CJA's June 1, 2001 letter to Professor Yaroshefsky


2003

CJA's March 5, 2003 e-mail questions for the Brennan Center's program on "Ethical Issues and the Practice of Public Interest Law"

CJA's September 16, 2003 memo to Deborah Goldberg
-- "RE: Advancing Long-Overdue Non-Partisan, Good-Government Reform of Federal Judicial Selection/Confirmation, etc."

     SEE: Paper Trail to Jail in "Disruption of Congress" case
         
CJA's September 18, 2003 letter to Burt Neuborne --
"RE: Advancing Long-Overdue Non-Partisan, Good-Government Reform of Federal Judicial Selection/Confirmation, etc."
      [cc: Brennan Center recipients: Deborah Goldberg, Kele Williams]

December 2003 handwritten note from Tom Gerety, Executive Director


2004


CJA's June 8, 2004 memo to Tom Gerety, Burt Neuborne, Deborah Goldberg --
"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..."

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

CJA's June 10, 2004 e-mail to Tom Gerety, Burt Neuborne, Deborah Goldberg -- "Subject: Basic Citizen Rights:  MEMO-IN-PROGRESS ON CONSTITUTIONALITY"


2005

CJA's May 27, 2005 memo to Tom Gerety, Burt Neuborne, Deborah Goldberg --
"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)
      
May 27, 2005 e-mail acknowledgment from Deborah Goldberg

CJA's August 23, 2005 memo to Tom Gerety, Burt Neuborne, Deborah Goldberg -- "RE: AMICUS CURIAE BRIEFS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 14, 2005 in the Consolidated Appeals of the 'Disruption of Congress' Case, Elena Ruth Sassower v. United States of America"

2007

CJA's June 20, 2007 memo to Michael Waldman, Burt Neuborne, Deborah Goldberg, & James Sample --
"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"

June 22, 2007 e-mail from James Sample, Counsel

CJA's July 2, 2007 memo to Justice at Stake Campaign Partners --
"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 April 3, 2008 memo to Michael Waldman, Executive Director; Burt Neuborne, Legal Counsel; Deborah Goldberg (Director-Democracy Program/Fair Courts Project); James Sample, Counsel --

"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; (4) Resolution to Impeach U.S. District Judge Manuel Real"

CJA's April 22, 2008 memo to Michael Waldman, Burt Neuborne, Deborah Goldberg, James Sample --
"RE:  Additional Query on Federal Judicial Discipline"

CJA's Law Day-May 1, 2008 memo to Michael Waldman, Burt Neuborne, Deborah Goldberg, James Sample --
"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"

                 
  SEE:   Judicial Discipline-Federal

CJA's May 30, 2008 memo to Michael Waldman, Burt Neuborne, Deborah Goldberg, James Sample  --
"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"


2010

CJA's August 10, 2010 e-mail to Adam Skaggs - "Subject: Advancing the Brennan Center's Recusal Reform Recommendations in NYS"

Adam Skagg's August 10, 2010 e-mail:  "Subject: RE: Advancing the Brennan Center's Recusal Reform Recommendations in NYS"

CJA's August 10, 2010 e-mail:  "Subject: Thank you, Adam -- Re: Advancing the Brennan Center's Recusal Reform Recommendations in NYS"

Adam Skagg's August 16, 2010 e-mail:  "Subject: RE: Advancing the Brennan Center's Recusal Reform Recommendations in NYS"

CJA's August 19, 2010 e-mail: "Subject: Please advise -- Re: Advancing the Brennan Center's Recusal Reform Recommendations in NYS"

Adam Skagg's August 19, 2010 e-mail: "Subject: RE: Please advise -- Re: Advancing the Brennan Center's Recusal Reform Recommendations in NYS"

Adam Skagg's September 13, 2010 e-mail:  "Subject: FW: Please advise -- Re: Advancing the Brennan Center's Recusal Reform Recommendations in NYS"

CJA's September 14, 2010 e-mail to Adam Skaggs:  "Subject: Collaboration with Brennan Center in Advancing Recusal Reform"

CJA's September 23, 2010 e-mail to Diana Lee: "Subject: advancing recusal reform in NYS -- draft motion to Appellate Division"

Diana Lee's September 27, 2010 e-mail: "Subject: Message from the Brennan Center"

CJA's September 27, 2010 e-mail to Diana Lee: "Subject: Clarification of Your Message from the Brennan Center"

CJA's September 28, 2010 e-mail to Michael Waldman:  "Subject: Mr. Waldman, Please let me hear from you, directly"   

                                           Elena Sassower's October 4, 2010 motion to advance recusal reform

Michael Waldman's generic December 21, 2010 e-mail:  "Subject: Today's New York Times"

CJA's December 22, 2010 e-mail to Michael Waldman:  "Subject:  ONCE AGAIN -- Mr. Waldman, Please let me hear from you, directly"
 

Brennan Center's submission to Commission on Judicial Compensation July 19, 2011 letter   &   PR

2012

CJA's August 23, 2012 e-mail to Larry Norden:  "Subject: Predicating Electoral Endorsements on the Brennan Center's Recommended Legislative Rule Changes"

Larry Norden's August 28, 2012 e-mail to CJA -- "Subject: Re: Predicating Electoral Endorsements on the Brennan Center's Recommended Legislative Rule Changes"

CJA's September 6, 2012 e-mail to Professor Eric Lane -- "Subject:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

Carson Whitelemons September 7, 2012 e-mail to CJA -- "Subject: Your recent inquiries to the Brennan Center"

CJA's September 7, 2012 e-mail to Lee Rowland -- "Subject: Reforming NYS Government NOW:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

Lee Rowland's September 7, 2012 e-mail to CJA -- "RE: Subject: Reforming NYS Government NOW:  The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as Applied"

2013

                 June 3, 2013 "From the Center of Albany's Corruption Scandals, Senate Republicans Block Reform

CJA's June 8, 2013 e-mail to Hofstra Law School Dean Eric Lane -- "Subject: Ending Albany's 'Travesty of Democracy' by Legislative Action & Litigation Challenge"

Larry Norden's June 11, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: your message"


 

 

 

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