Carey Institute for
Government Reform at Wagner College
WAGNER COLLEGE -
CAREY INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT REFORM
Professor Seymour Lachman,
"...colleges and universities are the institutions best suited for conducting
the studies necessary to shape and disseminate an agenda for reform:
-- The academic environment provides multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary
resources for analyzing proposed reforms, as well as the impact of proposals
once they are enacted.
-- The academic environment, with its ideals and traditions of rigorous and
dispassionate nonpartisan analysis, is far better suited than any number of
ideological think tanks to lay the groundwork for developing a broad consensus
of public support for reform proposals.
-- The academic environment is oriented toward creating multigenerational
interests in the need to adapt proposals as conditions change over time."
[from the Institute's website]
CJA's July 9, 2012 letter --
Actualizing the Name, Purpose, and Methodology of the Citizens’ Committee
for an Effective Constitution"
CJA’s July 19, 2011 letter to Attorney General Schneiderman,
analyzing Court of Appeals Feb. 23, 2010 decision in judges'
judicial pay raise lawsuits;
Executive Summary to CJA’s October 27, 2011 Opposition Report
Press Release of CJA’s March 30, 2012 lawsuit
Elena Sassower's September 9, 1997 letter to B. Thomas Golisano, with
attached transcript excerpt
24, 2012 e-mail to
Professor/Director Seymour Lachman --
Building Scholarship on NYS Constitutional Issues & Governance -- beginning with
CJA's Public Interest Lawsuit vs NYS' Highest Constitutional Officers & 3
August 21, 2012 e-mail to Seymour Lachman --
"Countdown to the 2012
Primary & General Elections -- and to the 2017 Ballot Question Whether There
Should Be a NYS Constitutional Convention"
CJA's September 6, 2012 e-mail --
"The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative Rules, as Written & as
CJA's September 7, 2012 e-mail --
NYS Government NOW: The Unconstitutionality of NYS' Legislative
Rules, as Written & as Applied"
CJA's January 5, 2013 e-mail --
Opinion Needed: The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th
CJA's October 24, 2013 e-mail --
"ALERT: NYS Constitutional Scholars &
Political Scientists: Corruption on Steroids'
1: Corruption on Steroids",
Artvoice, October 24, 2013
CJA's August 21, 2013 letter
to Governor Cuomo
CJA's August 5, 2013 letter to Commission to Investigate Public
CJA's September 17, 2013 testimony before the Commission to
Investigate Public Corruption
CJA's October 24, 2013 e-mail --
"Links: ALERT: NYS
Constitutional Scholars & Political Scientists: Corruption on
CJA's November 29, 2013 e-mail --
"BUILDING SCHOLARSHIP: Commission to Investigate Public Corruption -- & the
Upcoming Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015"
links -- now adding:
The People Have Something to Say --
& Evidence to Back It Up
the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption's
so-called "Public Hearings")
December 2, 2013 --
"Big Day for NYS Governance: Where are
the Scholars to Provide Expert Opinions?"
December 8, 2013 e-mail --
"NEWS TIP on the
'Moreland' Commission's Dec 2 report, fn. 330, & the Gov's Dec 4 interview
on "Capitol Pressroom"
CJA's December 19, 2013 e-mail
"Expert Opinion-Scholarship Needed: NYS Budget"
CJA's January 4, 2014 e-mail
"What is Your Expert Opinion of the Budgets Proposed by New
York's Legislative & Judiciary Branches? -- & How Should the Governor &
Legislature be Reviewing Them, Consistent with Article VII of the NYS
CJA's December 30, 2013 letter to Gov. Cuomo --
THE PUBLIC PURSE FROM LEGISLATIVE FRAUD & LARCENY..."
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
CJA's April 26, 2016 e-mail -- "Thank you, Dean Lane!
May you lead the way to building scholarship & informed
discussion...the state budget"
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
click here for
Legislative Rules Reform
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"
CJA's May 1, 2019 e-mail --
"Your today's Daily
News column -- Albany's 'boss-driven 'democracy'' is UNCONSTITUTIONAL & the
'fix' is NOW before the NY Court of Appeals on an appeal of right on the
constitutional issues directly involved"
May 1, 2019
fix NY's Legislature: Albany is still a boss-driven 'democracy'"
Daily News (Seymour Lachman)