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TESTING IN A SINGLE PERFECT CASE
THE CHECKS ON STATE JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT
TOUTED BY THE LEGAL AND JUDICIAL ESTABLISHMENT
— and documenting their complete worthlessness,
as well as the hoax of “merit selection”  
 
* * * *
The People's Case against
The New York State Commission
on Judicial Conduct


 

ELENA RUTH SASSOWER, Coordinator of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc.,
acting pro bono publico

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COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK



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APPELLATE DIVISION,
FIRST JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

CJA's APPELLANT'S BRIEF, December 22, 2000
         Cover, Contents, & Authorities
        
Questions Presented & Brief
        
Dedication to Judy Abrams

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPPOSING BRIEF, March 22, 2001

CJA'S REPLY BRIEF, August 17, 2001
                            
   -- SASSOWER'S MAY 5, 2001 CRITIQUE OF A.G.'s OPPOSING BRIEF
 
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CJA'S AUGUST 17, 2001 MOTION TO DISQUALIFY THE APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT & TO DISQUALIFY ATTORNEY GENERAL SPITZER, & FOR SANCTIONS, ETC.
     
TABLE OF EXHIBITS
      Exhibit B-1: Appellate Division's November 16, 2000 decision in Mantell v. Commission
      Exhibit B-2: CJA's October 23, 2000 letter to Appellate Division
      Exhibit C:  statistics from Commission's annual reports of complaints vs. Appellate Division & Ct of Appeals judges
      Exhibit D:  correspondence between George Sassower & Commission
      Exhibit E:  illustrative complaints against Appellate Division judges filed by George Sassower
      Exhibit E-7: "To the Gulag: Courthouse Leper George Sassower Takes On Every Judge in Town", Village Voice, 6/6/89
      Exhibit F:  CJA's February 23, 2000 letter to Gov. Pataki
      Exhibit G-1: CJA's February 24, 2000 letter to Gov. Pataki
      Exhibit G-2: CJA's March 7, 2000 letter to Gov. Pataki
      Exhibit G-3: CJA's March 17, 2000 transmittal memo
      Exhibit G-4: CJA's April 24, 2000 transmittal memo
      Exhibit G-5: CJA's October 24, 2000 letter to Gov. Pataki
      Exhibit H:  CJA's February 25, 2000 letter to proposed intervenors
      Exhibit I: CJA's March 30, 2001 letter to Exec. Director/Gov Pataki's Judicial Screening Committees
      Exhibit J-1: CJA's June 18, 2001 letter to Exec. Director/Gov Pataki's Judicial Screening Committees
      Exhibit J-2: CJA's June 17, 2000 letter to Senate Judiciary Committee
      Exhibit J-3: CJA's June 21, 2000 letter to Exec. Director/Gov Pataki's Judicial Screening Committees
      Exhibit J-4: CJA's June 18, 2000 letter to Paul Shechtman, Chairman/Gov Pataki's Judicial Screening Committee 
      Exhibit K:  CJA's March 3, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye
      Exhibit L-1: CJA's March 27, 2000 letter of Counsel/Unified Court System
      Exhibit L-2: CJA's April 18, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye
      Exhibit M-1:  CJA's March 3, 2000 complaint to Commission
      Exhibit M-2: Commission's April 6, 2000 dismissal letter
      Exhibit N:  CJA's June 30, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye
      Exhibit O-1:  CJA's August 3, 2000 complaint to Commission
      Exhibit O-2: Commission's September 19, 2000 dismissal letter
      Exhibit P-1: coverpage and pages 14-15 of CJA's October 16, 2000 Report on the corruption of "merit selection"
      Exhibit P-2:  CJA's October 24, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye
      Exhibit P-3: CJA's December 9, 2000 letter to Chief Judge Kaye
      Exhibit Q-1: CJA's August 17, 2000 letter to Chief Administrative Judge Lippman, etc.
      Exhibit Q-2: Chief Administrative Judge Lippman's December 29, 2000 Administrative Order
      Exhibit R: CJA's December 1, 2000 memorandum-notice to A.G. Spitzer & Commission
      Exhibit S:  petition signatures in support of Sassower's application for a record of the oral argument of the appeal
      Exhibit T-1: CJA's January 10, 2001 letter to A.G. Spitzer
      Exhibit T-2: CJA's April 18, 2001 letter to A.G. Spitzer
      Exhibit T-3: CJA's May 3, 2001 letter to A.G. Spitzer
      Exhibit T-4: CJA's May 3, 2001 letter to A.G. Spitzer's Deputy Solicitor General Behlolavek
      Exhibit U: Sassower's May 3, 2001 Critique of A.G.'s opposing brief
      Exhibit V: Assistant Solicitor General's June 4, 2001 letter
      Exhibit W:  CJA's June 7, 2001 letter to A.G. Spitzer's Solicitor General Preeta Bansal
            Ex. A-1:Disciplinary Rule 1200.5: Responsibilities of Supervisory Lawyer
            Ex. A-2: "Poised and Playful in the Legal Fast Lane", NYT, September 1, 1999
            Ex. B:  exchange of correspondence
      Exhibit X-1: June 14, 2001 letter of Deputy Solicitor General Behlovlavek
      Exhibit X-2: CJA's June 22, 2001 letter to Deputy Solicitor General Behlolavek
      Exhibit X-3: Asst Solicitor General's July 12, 2001 letter
      Exhibit Y:  CJA's June 18, 2001 letter to A.G. Spitzer
      Exhibit Z-1: CJA's August 13, 2001 memo to A.G. Spitzer & staff
      Exhibit Z-2: CJA's August 16, 2001 (2:30 pm) memo to A.G. Spitzer & staff
      Exhibit Z-3: August 16, 2001 fax from Deputy Solicitor General Behlolavek
      Exhibit Z-4: CJA's August 16, 2001 (5:10 pm) memo to A.G. Spitzer & staff

                                     
SEE: Appellate Proceedings in Michael Mantell v. Commission on Judicial Conduct
 


ATTORNEY GENERAL SPITZER'S AUGUST 30, 2001 AFFIRMATION IN OPPOSITION TO THE MOTION
 

ATTORNEY GENERAL SPITZER'S AUGUST 30, 2001 MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN OPPOSITION TO THE MOTION

                                                     -- SASSOWER'S SEPTEMBER 17, 2001 CRITIQUE


CJA'S OCTOBER 15, 2001 REPLY AFFIDAVIT

      Exhibit AA: Sassower's September 17, 2001 Critique of A.G. Opposition
      Exhibit BB: CJA's September 4, 2001 memo-notice to A.G. Spitzer & Solicitor General Preeta Bansal
      Exhibit CC-1:  CJA's September 5, 2001 memo to A.G. Spitzer & Solicitor General Bansal
      Exhibit CC-2:  Asst Solicitor General Carol Fischer's September 5, 2001 letter
      Exhibit DD:  Deputy Solicitor General Belohlavek's September 6, 2001 letter
      Exhibit EE:  CJA's September 7, 2001 letter to Deputy Solicitor General Belohlavek
      Exhibit FF-1: CJA's September 17, 2001 letter to Deputy Solicitor General Belohlavek
      Exhibit FF-2: CJA's September 17, 2001 letter to Motion Clerk, Appellate Division
      Exhibit GG-1: CJA's September 21, 2001 letter to Deputy Solicitor General Belohlavek
      Exhibit GG-2: CJA's September 21, 2001 letter to Motion Clerk, Appellate Division
      Exhibit HH: CJA's September 21, 2001 letter to Gerald Stern, Administrator & Counsel/Commission on Judicial Conduct
      Exhibit II: e-mail exchange
      Exhibit JJ: Gerald Stern's September 26, 2001 letter
      Exhibit KK:  CJA's October 2, 2001 letter to A.G. Spitzer's new Solicitor General Caitlin Halligan
       
   Ex A-1: "Spitzer Names Halligan Solicitor General", NYLJ, September 25, 2001
         
Ex A-2: "Poised and Playful in the Legal Fast Lane", NYT, September 1, 2001
        
 Ex B: Disciplinary Rules: Responsibilities of Supervisory Lawyer,

                   Representing Client within Bounds of Law, Sanctions
      Exhibit LL:  CJA's October 4, 2001 letter to Solicitor General Halligan
     
Exhibit MM-1: CJA's October 9, 2001 letter to Solicitor General Halligan
    
  Exhibit MM-2: CJA's October 9, 2001 letter to Mr. Stern/Commission
      Exhibit NN: Deputy Solicitor General Belohlavek's October 10, 2001 letter
      Exhibit OO-1:  CJA's October 11, 2001 letter to Deputy Solicitor General Belohlavek
      Exhibit OO-2: CJA's October 11, 2001 memo to A.G. Spitzer & Solicitor General Halligan
      Exhibit PP-1:  "Message from Attorney General Eliot Spitzer" (downloaded from website: October 21, 2001)
      Exhibit PP-2: news item on salary increases for A.G. Spitzer & top staff, NYLJ, April 12, 1999
      Exhibit QQ-1: biographic profile of Eliot Spitzer (downloaded from website: October 12, 2001)
      Exhibit QQ-2: resume of former Solicitor General Preeta Bansal (obtained via FOIL request)
      Exhibit QQ-3: resume of Solicitor General Halligan (sent to NYLJ for September 25, 2001 story)
      Exhibit QQ-4: resume of Deputy Solicitor General Belohlavek (obtained via FOIL request)
      Exhibit QQ-5: resume of Richard Rifkin (obtained via FOIL request)

      Exhibit QQ-6: resume of Michele Hirshman (obtained via FOIL request)

      Exhibit QQ-7: resume of Asst. Solicitor General Carol Fischer (obtained via FOIL request)
      Exhibit RR-1:  CJA's March 26, 2001 FOIL request to A.G. Spitzer

      Exhibit RR-2: A.G. Spitzer's June 26, 2001 response
     
Exhibit SS-1: biographic profiles of members of NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
      Exhibit SS-2: biographic profiles of staff of NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
      Exhibit TT: coverpage & page 26 of Commission's Appellate Division brief in Nicholson
      Exhibit UU: petition signatures in support of Sassower's application for record of the oral argument of the appeal


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CJA'S NOVEMBER 16, 2001 INTERIM RELIEF APPLICATION
              Exhibit C:  CJA's November 13, 2001 letter to Appellate Division Presiding Justice & appellate panel

              Exhibit D:  CJA's November 15, 2001 memo to A.G. Spitzer & Solicitor General Halligan

              November 19, 2001 denial of Interim relief application by Justice Nardelli, Presiding Justice of assigned appellate panel

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CJA'S NOVEMBER 19, 2001 LETTER TO APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPT. PRESIDING JUSTICE SULLIVAN
          CJA'S handwritten November 19, 2001 letter -- and Justice Sullivan's November 20, 2001 denial

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CJA'S NOVEMBER 30, 2001 LETTER TO APPELLATE PANEL
              Exhibit A:  Appellant's oral argument: November 21, 2001

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APPELLATE DIVISION'S DECEMBER 18, 2001 DECISION & ORDER
(Nardelli, Mazzarelli, Andrias,
Betty Weinberg Ellerin, Rubin)

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CJA'S JANUARY 17, 2002 REARGUMENT MOTION
Table of Exhibits

Exhibit A-1: Appellate Division's December 18, 2001 decision
Exhibit A-2: sentence-marked reprint from New York Law Journal
Exhibit B-1:  CJA's January 7, 2002 notice to A.G. Spitzer & Commission:
                   19-page analysis of Appellate Division's December 18, 2001 decision
Exhibit B-2:  Commission's acknowledgment, January 11, 2002
 

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S FEBRUARY 7, 2002 OPPOSING AFFIDAVIT


CJA'S FEBRUARY 20, 2002 REPLY AFFIDAVIT
Exhibit A: NYLJ items, January 22, 2002, February 7, 2002

Exhibit B-1:  CJA's January 14, 2002 letter to A.G. Spitzer
Exhibit B-2: receipted 1st page/Notice of Reargument
Exhibit C-1:  CJA's January 23, 2002 letter-notice to A.G. Spitzer
Exhibit C-2: CJA's January 23, 2002 letter-notice to Solicitor General Halligan
Exhibit C-3: CJA's January 23, 2002 letter-notice to Commission
Exhibit D-1: Asst. Solicitor General's February 4, 2002 letter
Exhibit D-2: CJA's February 4, 2002 letter
Exhibit D-3: Asst. Solicitor General's express mail envelope
Exhibit E-1:  CJA's February 12, 2002 letter-notice to A.G. Spitzer
Exhibit E-2:  CJA's February 12, 2002 letter-notice to Solicitor General Halligan
Exhibit E-3: CJA's February 12, 2002 letter-notice to Commission
Exhibit F:  CJA's January 22, 2002 letter to 1st Dept. Judicial Screening
Exhibit G:  CJA's February 7, 2002 letter to 1st Dept. Judicial Screening
Exhibit H-1: CJA's January 20, 2002 fax to Nan Weiner/Exec Director, Gov Pataki's Judicial Screening Committees
Exhibit H-2: CJA's February 7, 2002 letter to Nan Weiner/Exec. Director, Gov Pataki's Judicial Screening Committees
Exhibit H-3: CJA's February 13, 2002 fax to Nan Weiner/Exec. Director, Gov Pataki's Judicial Screening Committees
Exhibit I-1:  CJA's January 23, 2002 letter to 1st Dept. Judicial Screening
Exhibit I-2:  CJA's February 13, 2002 letter to 1st Dept. Judicial Screening 

APPELLATE DIVISION'S MARCH 26, 2002 DECISION & ORDER
(Nardelli, Mazzarelli, Andrias,
Betty Weinberg Ellerin, Rubin)

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CJA'S FEBRUARY 20, 2002 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL
 

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S FEBRUARY 27, 2002 OPPOSING AFFIDAVIT

CJA'S MARCH 6, 2002 REPLY AFFIDAVIT IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF LEAVE TO APPEAL
      Table of Exhibits
      Exhibit B:  Sassower's February 20, 2002 hand-written notice to A.G. Spitzer

APPELLATE DIVISION'S MARCH 26, 2002 DECISION & ORDER
(Nardelli, Mazzarelli, Andrias, Betty Weinberg Ellerin, Rubin)

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CJA's MAY 1, 2002 NOTICE OF APPEAL -- served on the Commission, the Attorney General, & Solicitor General

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