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2003

CJA's January 29, 2003 memo to Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director, on "Developing a Legislative/Advocacy Agenda for 2003"

        attached  CJA's January 23, 2003 memo

    -- SEE: Judicial Selection - NYS "Merit Selection" -- Ct of Appeals: Read



2004

CJA's January 26, 2004 memo -- "RE: Vindicating the Public's Right to Know: The Role of $ in 'Merit Selection' to the NY Court of Appeals"

     --
SEE: Judicial Selection - NY - "Merit Selection" to NY Ct of Appeals: Smith

League's January 26, 2004 e-mail

CJA's February 4, 2004 letter to Commission member Lenore Banks, Judicial Off-Board Specialist/NY League of Women Voters -- to which Barbara Bartoletti was an indicated recipient -- "RE: Request for a Meeting to ensure that the reform recommendations of the Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections are empirically-based and confront the evidentiary proof of systemic corruption endangering the public and eviscerating its rights, exposed by the public interest Election Law lawsuits Castracan v. Colavita and Sady v. Murphy, suppressed by the judicial, governmental, and bar establishment"



2007

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

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

CJA's June 22, 2007 memo  --
"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"
        
   cc:  Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

      
cc:  June 22, 2007 e-mail from Marion Edwyn Harrison/Free Congress Foundation
                cc:  Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

Elena Sassower's
August 24, 2007 memo --
"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 the filed and docketed cert petition in the 'disruption of Congress' case"
              cc:  Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

       cc:  August 24, 2007 e-mail response from Bob Thompson/Free Congress Foundation-Coalitions for America
 
   cc:  including Dahlia Lithwick/Slate; Lyle Denniston/SCOTUSblog, Professor Jonathan Turley

2009

CJA's September 24, 2009 memo to, inter alia, League of Women Voters/NY -- "RE:  Building Dialogue & Scholarship: 'Merit Selection' to the New York Court of Appeals"   

            SEE:  Judicial Selection - NYS: "Merit Selection"-NY Court of Appeals   

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 November 23, 2009 memo to, inter alia, League of Women Voters/NY -- "RE:  Building Dialogue & Scholarship: 'Merit Selection' to the New York Court of Appeals"

2011

League of Women Voters July 19, 2011 letter to Commission in support of judicial pay raises

CJA's August 22, 2011 letter to League of Women Voters

CJA's October 28, 2011 e-mail to League of Women Voters -- "Subject:  Holding Government Accountable:  CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report in Support of Legislative Override of the Commission on Judicial Compensation's Judicial Pay Raise Recommendations & Other Relief"

              click here for:  CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report

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