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COMPLAINTS & CORRESPONDENCE UNDERLYING
CJA's 1st LAWSUIT vs THE COMMISSION ON JUDCIAL CONDUCT:


Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct
of the State of New York
(1995)


JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT #1
Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Samuel G. Fredman

Doris Sassower's October 5, 1989 judicial misconduct complaint

   
Commission's October 17, 1989 acknowledgment letter

     Commission's November 28, 1989 dismissal letter


JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS #2 & 3
Albany County Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Kahn, & other judges who "threw" the Election Law cases of Castracan v. Colavita & Sady v. Murphy, & judges participating in the 3-year judge-trading deal

Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo -- sent to NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct 
        --  3-year judge-trading deal
      
 -- "Cross-Endorsement: Questions of Protection", letter to the editor, Doris Sassower, NYT, 6/9/91
        -- "Judicial Selection Panels: An Exercise in Futility", column by Doris Sassower, NYLJ, 10/22/71
        --  Doris Sassower's Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory listing, 1989


     Commission's October 31, 1991 acknowledgment letter

Doris L. Sassower's January 2, 1992 letter, supplementing October 24, 1991 complaint
     
 --  Doris Sassower's December 19, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
                     -- Judge Kahn's October 17, 1990 decision in Castracan v. Colavita
                     -- affidavit of Professor Vincent Bonelli, sworn to October 14, 1990
                     -- eyewitness affidavit of Eli Vigliano, Esq., sworn to October 14, 1990
                     -- eyewitness affirmation of David Cohen, Esq., dated October 5, 1990.
       -- Doris Sassower's October 31, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
       -- "Impartial body must oversee courts", letter to the editor, Paul Pontorno, Gannett, 12/30/91

   Commission's January 7, 1992 letter dismissing October 24, 1991 complaint

   Commission's January 13, 1992 letter acknowledging January 2, 1992 complaint


   Commission's April 22, 1992 letter dismissing January 2, 1992 complaint


JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT #4
Westchester Supreme Court Justice Samuel G. Fredman

Doris Sassower's December 4, 1992 complaint

Doris Sassower's January 22, 1993 letter & June 8, 1993 fax reminder


JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT #5
Appellate Division, 2nd Dept Justices &, in particular, William Thompson, Lawrence Bracken, Thomas Sullivan, Vincent Balletta, Albert Rosenblatt

CJA's September 19, 1994 complaint

   Commission's September 28, 1994 acknowledgment letter

   Commission's December 13, 1994 dismissal letter



JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT #6
Appellate Division, 2nd Dept. Justices &, in particular, William Thompson

CJA's October 5, 1994 complaint

   Commission's October 18, 1994 acknowledgment letter



JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT #7 --
Appellate Division, 2nd Dept. Justices &, in particular, William Thompson, Albert Rosenblatt, Cornelius O'Brien, Anita Florio, Presiding Justice Guy Mangano

CJA's October 26, 1994 complaint -- "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's paid op-ed page ad, NYT, 10/26/94, filed with the Commission on that date.

    Commission's November 4, 1994 acknowledgment letter

    Commission's December 13, 1994 dismissal letter



JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT #8
Appellate Division, 2nd Dept. Justices &, in particular, William Thompson, Albert Rosenblatt, Cornelius O'Brien, Anita Florio

CJA's December 5, 1994 complaint

   Commission's December 14, 1994 acknowledgment letter

   Commission's January 24, 1995 dismissal letter


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CJA's Inquiries about the Commission's dismissals:
            CJA's December 15, 1994 letter to Commission
            Commission's January 13, 1995 letter
           
CJA's January 19, 1995 letter to Commission

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JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT #9
Appellate Division, 2nd Dept. Justices &, in particular, William Thompson


CJA's March 10, 1995 judicial misconduct complaint
 
(indicated copies to NY Post, NYS Ethics Commission, Manhattan District Attorney, Brooklyn District Attorney)
         Ex. A: "Who judges the judges?", NYPost, 3/7/95
         Ex. B-1: Doris Sassower's January 22, 1993 letter to Commission
         Ex. B-2: Doris Sassower's June 8, 1993 fax to Commission
         Ex. C-1: Commission's December 13, 1994 letter
         Ex. C-2: Commission's January 24, 1995 letter
         Ex. D: CJA's December 15, 1994 letter to Commission
         Ex. E: Commission's January 13, 1995 letter
         Ex. F: CJA's January 19, 1995 letter

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CJA's  informational requests pursuant to 22 NYCRR 7001 et seq. and FOIL:
      
 
             
CJA's March 20, 1995 letter to Commission
             Commission's March 21, 1995 letter
             CJA's April 4, 1995 letter
             CJA's April 6, 1995 letter
             Commission's April 6, 1995 letter
             CJA's April 10, 1995 letter
             Commission's April 12, 1995 letter
             CJA's April 20, 1995 letter
             Commission's April 21, 1995 letter
             CJA's April 26, 1995 letter to NYS Committee on Open Government
             CJA's May 18, 1995 letter
             Commission's May 22, 1995 letter
             Committee on Open Gov't's May 24, 1995 letter to CJA
                                   (with indicated copy to Commission)
             CJA's June 29, 1995 letter
             Commission's July 3, 1995 letter
             Commission's July 5, 1995 letter
             Gerald Stern's handwritten note

 

   
                                
SEE:  Article 78 Proceeding:  Doris L. Sassower v. Commission
(April 10, 1995 - July 13, 1995)

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CJA's Correspondence calling upon Commissioners to meet their ethical & professional responsibilities with respect to the fraudulent judicial decision in Doris L. Sassower v. Commission

CJA's September 14, 1995 letter to Chairman Henry T. Berger

CJA's September 14, 1995 "personal and confidential" letter to Administrator/Counsel Gerald Stern

Administrator Stern's "confidential" September 26, 1995 letter to CJA  [cc: Robert Freeman/Committee for Open Gov't]

CJA's December 15, 1995 letter to Assembly Judiciary Committee -- copy hand-delivered to Commission
    Ex. A:  22 NYCRR 7000.1 (Definitions), 7000.3 (Investigations & dispositions);
               Judiciary Law 44 (Complaint, investigation; hearing and disposition);
               NYS Constitution, Article VI, Sec. 22
    Ex. B: "Comm'n Abandons Investigative Mandate", CJA ltr to editor, NYLJ, 8/14/95
    Ex. C: CJA's September 14, 1995 letter to Henry Berger, Chairman/Commission on Judicial Conduct
    Ex. D: CJA's September 14, 1995 letter to Richard Rifkin, Executive Director/Ethics Commission
    Ex. E: CJA's September 19, 1995 letter to Attorney General Dennis Vacco
    Ex. F: CJA's August 22, 1995 letter to John Feerick, Chairman/Fund for Modern Courts
    Ex. G: John Feerick's August 28, 1995 letter
    Ex. H: January 16, 1987 judicial misconduct complaint, filed with Commission by M.L. Henry, Jr.
    Ex. I: Commission's January 23, 1997 & July 24, 1987 acknowledgment & dismissal letters
    Ex. J: transcript excerpt from September 22, 1987 Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing on Commission
    Ex. K: final page of M.L. Henry, Jr.'s written testimony

Administrator Stern's December 26, 1995 letter to CJA [cc: Counsel/Assembly Judiciary Committee]

CJA's January 9, 1996 "personal and confidential" letter to Administrator Stern

Administrator Stern's January 17, 1996 letter to CJA

CJA's January 31, 1996 letter to Commission

Administrator Stern's February 1, 1996 letter

CJA's February 1, 1996 letter to Commission member Lawrence Goldman


CJA's April 15, 1996 letter to Commission member Goldman

CJA's April 17, 1996 letter to Gerald Stern

Lawrence Goldman's April 17, 1996 letter to CJA

Gerald Stern's April 18, 1996 letter to CJA


CJA's April 22, 1996 letter to Commission member Goldman

Administrator Stern's May 8, 1996 letter to CJA

CJA's May 6, 1997 fax to Commission --
transmitting CJA's May 5, 1997 notice-challenge -- "RE: File of Article 78 proceeding, Doris L. Sassower v. Commission on Judicial Conduct, N.Y. Co. Clerk #95-109141"
      Ex. A-1: "Commission Abandons Investigative Mandate", CJA's ltr to editor, NYLJ, 8/14/95
      Ex. A-2: "A Call for Concerted Action", CJA's $1,648 ad, NYLJ, 11/20/96
      Ex. B: CJA's 3-page analysis of the fraudulent judicial decision
                        in Doris L. Sassower v. Commission, with annexed law:
      22 NYCRR 7000.1 et seq., Judiciary Law 44.1, NYS Constitution, Article VI, Sec. 22

CJA's May 13, 1997 letter to Chairman Henry Berger

Administrator Stern's May 13, 1997 letter

CJA's May 19, 1997 letter to Administrator Stern

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click here for: 
CJA's correspondence with NYS Ethics Commission prior to commencing DLS v. Commission,
including its March 22, 1995 ethics complaint vs the Commission,
filed with NYS Ethics Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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