The New York Post
Paper Trail of Suppression, Protectionism, & Blackballing


1991


NJC's October 26, 1991 letter to Editorial Board, enclosing Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo with enclosures 
              (1) written 3-year judge-trading deal ;
              (2) Doris Sassower's letter to the editor, "Cross-Endorsement: Questions of Protection", NYT, 6/9/91;
              (3) Doris Sassower's 10/22/71 column in NYLJ  "Judicial Selection Panels: An Exercise in Futility" 
              (4) Doris Sassower's 1989 Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory listing

         SEE:  Judicial Selection - NY Elections: Castracan v. Colavita
         SEE: 
Test Cases - Federal (Mangano)


1993


CJA's April 28, 1993 fax to Jim Nolan -- RE: Castracan v. Colavita & judicial retaliation


1994


CJA's April 13, 1994 letter to Jack Newfield -- "RE: LAW DAY 1994"

CJA's April 25, 1994 letter to Jack Newfield -- "RE: Our 'common goal': Judicial Accountability"

CJA's November 27, 1994 letter to Hilton Kramer, "Times Watch" (with copies to NYT Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and NYT Executive Editor Joseph Lelyveld)
    Ex. A: "Where Do You Go When Judges Break the Law?", CJA's $16,770 public interest ad, NYT Op-Ed page,
               10/26/94
    Ex. B: illustrative NYT items "Woman Sues Town Over Slip on Dog Drool"; "Candidate Arrested in Prostitution
              Sweep
"
    Ex. E-1: coverletters to NYT for October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo
   
Ex. E-2: Doris Sassower's October 24, 1991 letter to Governor Cuomo with enclosures 
              (1) written 3-year judge-trading deal ;
              (2) Doris Sassower's ltr to the editor, "Cross-Endorsement: Questions of Protection", NYT, 6/9/91;
              (3) Doris Sassower's 10/22/71 column in NYLJ  "Judicial Selection Panels: An Exercise in Futility" 
              (4) Doris Sassower's 1989 Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory listing

    Ex. F-2:  "After the Primaries: New York's Mystery General", NYT editorial, 9/17/94
    Ex. I: CJA's August 2, 1994 proposed NYT letter to the editor, with fax coversheet
    Ex. J:  CJA's September 25, 1994 proposed NYT letter to the editor, with fax coversheet
    Ex. K: CJA's October 5, 1994 proposed NYT letter to the editor, with fax coversheet
    Ex. L: CJA's September 30, 1994 coversheet and hand-delivered 9/29/94 ltr to NYT editorial board,
              enclosing (1) CJA's September 29, 19 ltr to Attorney General candidate Dennis Vacco;
                             (2) "4 in Attorney General Race Trade Attacks in TV Debate", by Ian Fisher, NYT, 9/12/94
                             (3) CJA's August 4, 1994 ltr to Karen Burstein & her response;
                             (4) judicial disqualification statute & rules of judicial conduct
    Ex. M: "Some Light Sparring for 4 Attorney General Candidates", by Ian Fisher, NYT 9/10/94;
               9/10/94 letter to Ian Fisher and 10/6/94 fax to Ian Fisher 
    Ex. N: CJA's October 3, 1994 fax to NYT reporter Joseph Fried, enclosing CJA's September 14, 1994 complaint to
             NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct
    Ex. O: CJA's October 3, 1994 letter to Joseph Berger/Westchester Bureau Chief/NYT
    Ex. P:  CJA's October 4, 1994 letter to NYT reporter Jan Hoffman
    Ex. Q: "Running on Empty: Where Did All the Issues Go?", NYT, 10/23/94, Week in Review
    Ex. R: "The Way She Died", column, A.M. Rosenthal, NYT, 3/15/94
    Ex. S: October 23, 1991 faxes to Jonathan Landman, enclosing press release & October 29, 1991 fax to Dorothy Samuels,
               enclosing statewide alert of NY League of Women Voters 

 

1995


CJA's January 23, 1995 letter to Hilton Kramer
   -- enclosing
CJA's January 17, 1995 letter to NYT Managing Editor Gene Roberts

CJA's March 1, 1995 letter to Jack Newfield, William Neuman -- "RE: Ten Worst Judges"

CJA's March 10, 1995 letter to Jack Newfield, William Neuman -- "RE: Ten Worst Judges"

CJA's March 10, 1995 letter to Eric Breindel, Editorial Page Editor -- "RE: Ten Worst Judges"

Eric Breindel's March 13, 1995 letter to CJA

CJA's March 24, 1995 fax to Jack Newfield, William Neuman
  -- enclosing CJA's January 1995 introduction letter & statement of purposes

CJA's May 17, 1995 fax to William Neuman -- "RE: Challenge to NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's May 17, 1995 letter to Jack Newfield -- "RE: Challenge to NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's May 22, 1995 fax to Jack Newfield -- "RE: Challenge to NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's August 14, 1995 fax to Rocco Parascandola -- "RE: Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's August 15, 1995 letter to Eric Breindel -- "RE: Follow up to your March 7th Editorial, 'Who Judges the Judges?"


1996


CJA's February 16, 1996 fax to Al Guart  -- "RE: follow-up to yr phone call"

CJA's February 21, 1996 fax to Al Guart -- RE: Commission on Judicial Conduct

CJA's February 21, 1996 fax to Al Guart -- "RE: Commission story"

CJA's February 29, 1996 fax to Al Guart -- RE: Commission on Judicial Conduct

CJA's March 1, 1996 fax to Al Guart -- RE: Judge Duckman; Commission on Judicial Conduct

CJA's April 23, 1996 fax to Al Guart -- "RE: Opposition to confirmation of Judge Newton"

CJA's April 26, 1996 memo to Jack Newfield -- "RE: Your April 25th column"


1997


CJA's April 17, 1997 memo to Fred Dicker/Albany Bureau Chief -- "RE: New York State Ethics Commission"
 -- enclosing CJA's April 15, 1997 memo to Governor Pataki

CJA's August 27, 1997 press release to assignment desk & to Fred Dicker, enclosing "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", CJA's $3,077 public interest ad, NYLJ, 8/27/97


1998


CJA's December 16, 1998 letter to Al Guart -- "RE: PROTECTING THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN GOVERNMENT INTEGRITY"
  
  SEE: Judicial Selection - NYS: "Merit Selection" to the New York Court of Appeals: Rosenblatt

CJA's December 16, 1998 fax to Al Guart--"RE: Gov. Pataki's nomination of Al Rosenblatt to the NY Court of Appeals"

CJA's December 17, 1998 fax to Greg Birnbaum --"RE: "No Notice - 'By Invitation Only' fraudulent confirmation hearing of Al Rosenblatt to Ct of Appeals"

CJA's December 18, 1998 memo to Al Guart -- "RE: Vindicating the public's right to 'merit selection' to the Court of Appeals"

CJA's December 21, 1998 proposed Letter to the Editor

CJA's December 21, 1998 memo to Al Guart  -- "RE: Vindicating the public's right to 'merit selection' to the Court of Appeals"


1999


CJA's September 10, 1999 letter to Al Guart -- "RE: Following up on 'An Appeal to Fairness: Revisit the Court of Appeals', NY Post, Letter to the Editor, 12/28/98"
 
CJA's December 31, 1999 proposed Letter to the Editor -- "RE: 'Eliot Spitzer's Rocky Start', Editorial, December 30, 1999"


2000


CJA's January 4, 2000 letter to Peter Gilmore, Assistant Editor -- "RE: Proposed Letter to the Editor: 'Eliot Spitzer's Rocky Start is his END'"

CJA's January 4, 2000 letter to Peter Gilmore, Assistant Editor  -- "RE: Proposed Letter to the Editor: 'Eliot Spitzer's Rocky Start is his END'"

CJA's January 10, 2000 letter to Doug Montero -- "RE: The Truth Behind Eliot Spitzer's 'Public Integrity Unit': An Investigation on the Occasion of its First Anniversary"

CJA's January 11, 2000 memo to John Mancini, Metro Editor -- "RE: The Truth Behind Eliot Spitzer's 'Public Integrity Unit': An Investigation on the Occasion of its First Anniversary"

CJA's January 12, 2000 letter to Jack Newfield -- "RE: Proposed Expose of: (1) NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct's Complicity in Patronage Appointments; and (2) NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination"


2001


CJA's June 19, 2001 letter to Albany Bureau


2002

CJA's April 10, 2002 fax to Al Guart -- RE: Fully-Documented Electorally-Explosive Election Stories"

CJA's May 7, 2002 letter to Al Guart -- "RE: Informing Post readers about the Politically-Explosive Public Interest Lawsuit against the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct, now at the Court of Appeals"
  -- enclosing "An Appeal to Justice", Metroland, April 25-May 1, 2002

CJA's May 9, 2002 memo to Maggie Haberman, resent May 14, 2002 -- "RE: Proposed Investigative Expose of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct -- and the Politically-Explosive Lawsuit Against It Now Before the New York Court of Appeals"

CJA's July 26, 2002 memo to Maggie Haberman -- "RE: Investigative Expose of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"  -- enclosing "Gavel falls on judges", Albany Times Union, 7/26/02

CJA's September 18, 2002 letter to Michelle Gotthelf, Associate Managing Editor -- "RE: An Investigative Expose of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct -- based on the readily-verifiable evidence of its corruption presented by the public interest lawsuit against it pending before the NYS Court of Appeals"
  -- enclosing "An Appeal for Justice", Metroland 2002;
                  "Critics: Review panel protects worst judges" (NY Post, 2/23/96);
                  "Who judges the judges?"; "The Duckman Travesty" (NY Post editorials: 3/7/95; 4/24/96)
          Comptroller Regan's 1989 press release &  intro to Comptroller's 1989 report, "Not Accountable to the Public"

CJA's October 2, 2002 letter to Ken Lovett -- "RE: ELECTION COVERAGE: The REAL Attorney General Spitzer  -- Not the P.R. Version"

CJA's October 10, 2002 memo to Robert McManus, Editorial Page Editor -- "RE: Editorial Endorsements for Attorney General and Governor"
      SEE:    Correspondence - State: Governor Pataki
               
Correspondence- State: Attorney General Spitzer
               
Test Cases - State (Commission)
               
Correspondence - State: NYS Ethics Commission
               
Correspondence - State: U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern & Southern Districts of NY
               
Correspondence - State: Manhattan District Attorney Morgenthau
               
Judicial Selection -- State: NYS


CJA's October 14, 2002 e-mail to Fred Dicker -- "Subj: Spitzer's Buddies, including at the Ethics Commission & US Attorney's Office"

CJA's December 16, 2002 e-mail to Ken Lovett, Fredric Dicker -- "Subj: Stopping tomorrow's 'rubber stamp' confirmation"

CJA's December 31, 2002 memo to Brad Hamilton -- "RE: Investigative Expose of the Readily-Verifiable Corruption of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct"


2003


CJA's January 3, 2003 memo to Brad Hamilton -- "RE: Investigative Expose of the Readily-Verifiable Corruption of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct"

Inventory of substantiating documentary evidence, transmitted on January 7, 2003


CJA's January 8, 2003 memo to Brad Hamilton "RE: Investigative Expose of the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"

CJA's March 14, 2003 e-mail to Brad Hamilton
-- "RE: Legislative Oversight Hearing of NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct"


2005


CJA's September 2, 2005 memo -- "RE: Election Coverage: Examining Manhattan D.A. Morgenthau's Record with Respect to Judicial Corruption and Conflicts of Interest -- and Getting His Response and that of Would-Be D.A. Snyder"
       
SEE: CORRESPONDENCE-NYS Officials: Manhattan D.A. Morgenthau
        SEE: CORRESPONDENCE-NYS Officials: Brooklyn D.A. Hynes

  --  CJA's September 2, 2005 memo to D.A. Morgenthau & Would-Be D.A. Snyder -- "RE: THE VOTERS" RIGHT TO YOUR RESPONSE"
  --  CJA's September 8, 2005 memo to Democratic Candidates for Brooklyn D.A.-- "RE: Informing the Voters -- and the Mainstream and Editorializing Press -- of Brooklyn D.A. Hynes' Cover-Up of Systemic, High-Level Judicial Corruption, Including with Respect to 'Clubhouse' Control of Nominations for Elective Judgeships"
   -- CJA's September 8, 2005 memo to Brooklyn D.A. Hynes -- "RE: THE VOTERS" RIGHT TO YOUR RESPONSE"


2006

CJA's August 25, 2006 memo to Robert McManus (Editorial Page Editor) & Greg Birnbaum (Political Editor) -- "RE:  Your Upcoming Editorial Endorsements and Ongoing Election Coverage: The Races for New York Governor, U.S. Senator from New York, and New York Attorney General"

CJA's October 27, 2006 memo -- "RE: THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE HEVESI SCANDAL -- AND THE MORE SIGNIFICANT YET-TO-BE REPORTED SCANDALS that will throw open the non-competitive statewide races for Governor and Senator -- & the hardly competitive race for Attorney General -- for the benefit of all New Yorkers    

CJA's October 30, 2006 memo -- "RE: THE HEVESI SCANDAL -- AND THE PLATFORM OF DECEIT UPON THE PUBLIC IT IS PROVIDING TO ATTORNEY GENERAL SPITZER & GOVERNOR PATAKI, AMONG OTHERS"

  

2007

CJA's February 12, 2007 e-mail to Ken Lovett (copy to Fred Dicker) -- "Subject: What took Place 'Behind the Scenes' at Today's Senate Judiciary Committee to Confirm Justice Jones to the NY Court of Appeals"
               SEE: Judicial Selection-NYS-"Merit Selection"-NY Court of Appeals-Jones


CJA's February 23, 2007 e-mail to Frederic Dicker -- "Subject: Citizen Opposition to Senate Confirmation of Chief Judge Kaye's Reappointment to the NY Court of Appeals"
      [cc: Ken Lovett]
               
SEE: Judicial Selection-NYS-"Merit Selection"-NY Court of Appeals-Kaye

CJA's March 2, 2007 e-mail to Frederic Dicker & Ken Lovett -- "Subject: CJA's opposition to Chief Judge Judith Kaye"

CJA's March 6, 2007 e-mail to Dicker & Lovett - "Subject:  PRESS ALERT: POSTPONEMENT OF CHIEF JUDGE KAYE'S CONFIRMATION"

March 7, 2007 "Judge Verdict Split", AP



2008

"Enabling Eliot's Illusion:  Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"
by John Faso, March 17, 2008 

CJA's March 19, 2008 letter to New York Post -- "RE: LEARNING THE 'LESSONS' –  A Reply to John Faso’s 'Enabling Eliot’s Illusion: Lessons of the ’06 NY governor race', New York Post, March 17, 2008"

     SEE:  Press Suppression-Special Topic: "Spitzer's Media Enablers"

March 20, 2008 e-mail from NY Post Letters Editor Larisa Danczuk -- "Subject: RE: Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed "Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (9:19 am) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: Responding -- RE: Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

March 21, 2008 e-mail (11:31 am) from Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: RE: Responding -- RE: Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (11:48 am) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: "ALMOST DONE!  RE: Responding -- RE: Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (12:43 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: DONE! -- Letter to the Editor 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'' -- Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

March 21, 2008 e-mail (12:49 pm) from Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: RE:  DONE! -- Letter to the Editor 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'' -- Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (1:01 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject:  Thanks, but -- RE:  DONE! -- Letter to the Editor 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'' -- Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (1:57 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: Two minor changes -- Letter to the Editor -- 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (2:04 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: Clarifying the 1st minor change -- Letter to the Editor -- 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'"

March 21, 2008 e-mail (2:13 pm) from Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: RE: Clarifying the 1st minor change -- Letter to the Editor -- 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (2:21 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: :) 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'"
               

BRAVO to New York Post
"Faso's Lament"
CJA's Letter to the Editor, March 23, 2008

Dicker book on Cuomo