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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 


CJA's June 12, 1997 memo -- "RE: Ensuring the public's right to basic information about the Governor's judicial appointments process and protecting it from unfit appointees               

CJA's June 2, 1997 letter to Governor Pataki -- "RE: The public's right to basic information and your unworthy appointment of Justice Nicholas Colabella to the Appellate Division, First Department"  [Colabella]   [FOIL, etc]
      Ex. A-1: Gov's press release announcing members of state judicial screening committee & 3 jud. appointments
      Ex. A-2: "Colabella to Appellate Division", NYLJ, 5/15/97
      Ex. B: Executive Order #11: Temporary Judicial Screening Committee
      Ex. C: Executive Order #10: Judicial Screening Committees
      Ex. D: "On Choosing Judges, Pataki Creates Problems", CJA's ltr to editor, NYT, 11/16/96
      Ex. E: "Pataki Names Panels for Judicial Screening", NYLJ, 3/6/97
      Ex. F: Gov's classified ads of judicial vacancies
      Ex. G: City Bar's Uniform Judicial Questionnaire
      Ex. H: 3/24/92 front-page correction in NYLJ, with Doris Sassower's letter to the editor
      Ex. I-1: "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 op-ed ad, NYT, 10/26/94
      Ex. I-2: Doris Sassower's Director's Biography
      Ex J-1: "Appellate Selection Process Stirs Concern", NYLJ, 12/10/96
      Ex. J-2: 12/16/96 item, NYLJ
      Ex. K: NY Judge Reviews (1997-8 edition)

CJA's  September 4, 1997 fax to Blair Horner/Legislative Director --
"RE: Constitutional Convention"

CJA's January 16, 1998 letter to Blair Horner --
"RE: Building a Public Interest Coalition on Judicial Selection/Discipline Issues"

CJA's January 27, 1998 letter to Blair Horner --
"RE: Building a Public Interest Coalition on Judicial Selection/Discipline Issues"

CJA's (2nd) January 27, 1998 letter to Blair Horner --
"RE: Building a Public Interest Coalition on Judicial Selection/Discipline Issues"

CJA's three January 30, 1998 fax (coversheets) to Blair Horner --
"RE: O'Rourke waiver"

CJA's February 2, 1998 fax (coversheets) to Blair Horner --
"RE: O'Rourke waiver"

CJA's February 3, 1998 letter to Blair Horner

CJA's February 3, 1998 fax to Blair Horner enclosing letter to Rachel Leon/Common Cause -- "RE: Alliance/Coalition -- O'Rourke waiver"

CJA's February 5, 1998 memo to Blair Horner --
"RE: O'Rourke Waiver"

CJA's (2nd) February 5, 1998 memo to Blair Horner --
"RE: O'Rourke Waiver"

CJA's February 9, 1998 memo to Blair Horner --
"RE: Alliance/Coalition: O'Rourke Waiver"

CJA's February 10, 1998 memo to Blair Horner --
"RE: Alliance/Coalition: O'Rourke Waiver"

CJA's February 13, 1998 fax to Blair Horner, enclosing CJA's letter to editor --
"O'Rourke Waiver"

CJA's December 22, 1999 letter to Blair Horner, enclosing CJA's letter to editor, "An Appeal to Fairness: Revisit the Court of Appeals", NYPost, 12/28/98 --
"RE: NYPIRG's ethics complaints, filed with the NYS Ethics Commission"

CJA's December 27, 1999 note to Blair Horner --
"RE: NYPIRG's ethics complaints, filed with the NYS Ethics Commission"

CJA's December 30, 1999 letter to Blair Horner -- "RE: NYPIRG's ethics complaints, filed with the NYS Ethics Commission"

cc: CJA's October 26, 2001 letter to Senator David A Paterson --
"RE: CJA's Request for Legislative Hearing/Investigation of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct"
      Ex. A: inventory of transmittal
      Ex. B: M.L. Henry, Jr.'s January 16, 1987 judicial misconduct complaint
      Ex. C: Commission's acknowledgment & dismissal letters

CJA's May 15, 2002 letter to Blair Horner --
"RE: Meeting together next Friday, May 24th about the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct, etc."

CJA's December 16, 2002 fax to Russ Haven/Legislative Counsel/NYPIRG

CJA's January 29, 2003 memo to Blair Horner& Russ Haven/Legislative Counsel, on "Developing a Legislative/Advocacy Agenda for 2003"

               
 CJA's January 23, 2003 memo

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

CJA's March 14, 2003 memo to Blair Horner --
"RE: 'FIXING ALBANY': March 17th meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman DeFrancisco & Ranking Member Smith
     -- CJA's March 5, 2003 memo to Senate & Assembly Judiciary Committee leadership

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
 

2013

CJA's August 22, 2013 e-mail to Bill Mahoney -- "Achieving BOTH a Properly Functioning Legislature & the Public Trust Act (Gov Program Bill #3) -- the Sine Qua Non for 'Government Working' & 'Working for the People'"


2014

CJA's January 2, 2014 letter -- "RE: ACHIEVING NYS BUDGET REFORM: What is Your Expert Opinion of the Budgets Proposed by New York's Judiciary & Legislative Branches? -- & How Should the Governor & Legislature be Reviewing Them, Consistent with Article VII of the NYS Constitution?  email receipt

2016

CJA's March 28, 2016 e-mail -- "Lawsuit challenge to the constitutionality & lawfulness of NYS' budget 'process' -- including 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"   

CJA's March 30, 2016 e-mail -- "Lawsuit challenge to the constitutionality & lawfulness of NYS' budget 'process' -- including 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"

CJA's March 30, 2016 e-mail - "'The Anti-Corruption Principle' -- & 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making"

CJA's March 31, 2016 e-mail -- "Why are the 'good government' groups & scholars of the constitution and public fisc not educating the media about what the NYS Constitution has to say about the NYS budget?"

CJA's April 26, 2016 e-mail-- "Thank you, Dean Lane!  May you lead the way to building scholarship & informed discussion...the state budget"       

CJA's April 29, 2016 e-mail-- "Thank you, Fritz Schwarz!  Building on the Brennan Center's 2004 report by your March 23, 2016 testimony & CJA's March 23, 2016 second supplemental complaint"          -- click here for Legislative Rules Reform Resource Page

CJA's May 3, 2016 e-mail-- "Thank you, Assemblyman Steck!  Follow-up to your March 23, 2016 testimony before the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation"

 

 


         

 

 

 

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