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CJA DIRECTOR ELENA SASSOWER --

"...the attorney disciplinary system cannot survive
an evidentiary demonstration..."

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Elena Sassower's Dispositive Testimony at the Commission's August 11, 2015 public hearing --
 
 VIDEO & transcript
-- & post-hearing interview VIDEO

[Elena Sassower's August 11, 2015 written testimony,
different from her oral testimony, is here
]

MORE VIDEOS: 

VIDEO:
Seeing Elena Sassower's testimony from a different angle - Part 1

VIDEO:
 Seeing Elena Sassower's testimony from a different angle - Part 2

VIDEO:
What the Chairman of the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
Left Behind

VIDEO:
 What was in those folders that Elena Sassower gave to the Commission on Statewide Attorney Disicpline?

      


Elena Sassower's evidentiary demonstration,
in support of her testimony
  --        

#1:   INSIDE THE IDENTICAL LIGHT GREEN FOLDERS HANDED-UP BY ELENA SASSOWER, AT THE OUTSET OF HER ORAL TESTIMONY, TO EACH COMMISSIONER ON THE PANEL:

                                              Section #1 
                               (intended for use during oral presentation)

 
Statistics from 2012, 2011, 2008  of "Matters disposed of" -- "Rejected for failure to state complaint"; "Dismissed or withdrawn"

press release: NYS Comptroller Ed Regan's 1989 Report: "Not Accountable to the Public"
          (with full copy of Comptroller's Report enclosed in Chairman Cozier's pink folder -- together with additional materials in a sealed envelope addressed to him)

Judiciary Budget Requests for Attorney Discipline -- 2011-2015

Page 1 of Court of Appeals brochure "Guide For Counsel In Cases To Be Argued Before The New York State Court of Appeals"

           plus: "Question Presented" --
               "Whether New York's attorney disciplinary law is unconstitutional,
               as written  and as applied.
..":  
                    
& CJA's November 15, 1995 request to Court of Appeals Chief Clerk -- "RE: Access" -- & his November 30, 1995 response

                                                     Section #2

Elena Sassower's August 11, 2015 written testimony for Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

Elena Sassower's June 29, 2015 e-mail to the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline, requesting to testify, plus her December 16, 2009 draft statement for the hearing on attorney discipline & the Commission on Judicial Conduct that was to be held on that date by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman John Sampson      

   [webpage for Sampson's hearings]  
                                   [
webpage for December 16, 2009 draft statement]


                                       
         Section #3

Published Pieces --
       
"Where Do You Go Where Judges Break the Law?", NYT, October 24, 1994 (op-ed ad)
        "A Call for Concerted Action", NYLJ, November 20, 1996 (op-ed ad)
        "Restraining 'Liars in the Courtroom' and on the Public Payroll", NYLJ, August 27, 1997 (op-ed ad)
         "To the Gulag: Courthouse Leper George Sassower Takes On Every Judge in Town", Village Voice, June 6, 1989
  (article)          

                                                 Section #4
 

DLS' March 6, 2007 Written Opposition Statement to Senate Confirmation of Chief Judge Kaye -- detailing her knowledge of, & complicity in, the corruption of the court-controlled attorney disciplinary system

CJA's March 6, 2007 Written Opposition Statement to Senate Confirmation of Chief Judge Kaye -- detailing her knowledge of & complicity in, the corruption of the Commission on Judicial Conduct

            

                                      Section #5

CJA's transcription of question-answer at December 11, 2002 program: "Judging the Judges: The NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct", co-sponsored by NYS Bar Association & Fund for Modern Courts

 

#2:  INSIDE THE REDWELD FILE FOLDER OFFERED UP BY ELENA SASSOWER DURING HER ORAL TESTIMONY:

 

"In 1989 the State Comptroller tried to do an audit of the Commission on Judicial Conduct which wouldn’t allow the Comptroller access to its files.  The Comptroller knew that without access to the complaints, the record of complaints and the dismissals he could make no assessment as to the legitimacy of the dismissals of complaints.  The Commission wouldn’t give access and so he wrote a report called ‘Not Accountable to the Public’.  You have no auditing.   In all these years there has never been an independent auditing of the complaints filed with the Grievance Committees.  There has never been an independent audit…I have brought with me a sample, an illustrative sample of, let’s see five – here, five…”

 

5 Separate File Folders of Illustrative Dismissed Complaints

      
2015 attorney disciplinary complaint filed by Sebastian Doggart

       2005 attorney disciplinary complaint filed by Catherine Malarkey

       2000 attorney disciplinary complaint filed by Elena Sassower

       1991 attorney disciplinary complaint filed by Doris Sassower

       1989 attorney disciplinary complaint filed by George Sassower 

A File Folder containing 2 past lawsuits challenging the 1st Department Disciplinary Committee with white-washing & destruction of attorney misconduct complaints   

        1.  October 26, 2007 federal complaint -- Christine Anderson v. State of New York, Office of Court Administration...Hon. John Buckley...Thomas Cahill...Sherry Cohen...Catherine O'Hagan Wolfe... (United States District Court/Southern District of New York ) #07-CV-9599

         2.  March 27, 2008 federal complaint -- Pamel Carvel v. New York State, Office of Court Administration of the Unified Court System, Thomas J. Cahill...Sherry M. Cohen...et al  (United States District Court/Southern District of New York)  #08-CV-3305
                 & August 8, 2008 Decision, dismissing it and 5 Other Lawsuits

A File Folder containing a current lawsuit documenting judicial influencing and manipulation of 1st Department Disciplinary Committee to retaliate against a judicial whistle-blowing attorney:

        1.  July 31, 2015 amended federal complaint -- David Evan Schorr v. A. Gail Prudenti...First Judicial Departmental Disciplinary Committee 
(United States District Court/Southern District of New York)  #15-CV-4054
              

A File Folder containing a disbarred New York attorney's 2 motions to the Court of Appeals for appellate review on due process, constitutional grounds:

        2.    Norman Leonard Cousin's TWO attempts to appeal to NY Court of Appeals

#3  INSIDE THE TWO WHITE BOXES, IN A CART, THAT ELENA SASSOWER WHEELED TO THE COMMISSIONERS AT THE CONCLUSION OF HER TESTIMONY

         The complete record of the disciplinary proceedings against Doris L. Sassower, and of her Article 78 proceedings against the Appellate Division, 2nd Department, and against its appointed Grievance Committee, appointed counsel, and appointed referee, and of her federal civil rights lawsuit, challenging the constitutionality of New York's attorney disciplinary law, as written and as applied -- and including:

          1.     Doris L. Sassower's  SIX attempts to appeal to NY Court of Appeals


#4   PLUS, THE CULMINATING U.S. SUPREME COURT PAPERS IN DORIS SASSOWER's ARTICLE 78 PROCEEDING & FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION, including:

           1.    Doris Sassower's Article 78 proceeding-cert petition, whose single "Question Presented" is the unconstitutionality of NY's attorney disciplinary law, as written & as applied

            2.   Doris Sassower's federal action cert-petition, expressly embodying that same "Question Presented"

 

         
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WHAT ALL THIS EVIDENCE LOOKED LIKE!
as hand-delivered by Elena Sassower
on August 11, 2015, immediately after the hearing,
to the Office of Court Administration
25 Beaver Street, NYC

for the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
c/o Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks

photo #1   photo #2    photo #3    OCA visitor's badge

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click here for:  BUT THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING...
THERE'S SO MUCH MORE
:  FURTHER EVIDENCE FROM THE CASEFILES OF PROSECUTED ATTORNEYS

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More info on the fraudulent judicial pay raises,
costing NY taxpayers $150 million to date & $50 million more annually --
read March 30, 2012 verified complaint in CJA v. Cuomo I  [here]
read March 28, 2014 verified complaint in CJA v. Cuomo II [here]

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The divorced-from-casefile "scholarship" of
Professor (& Comission member) Stephen Gillers:
"Lowering the Bar:
How Lawyer Discipline in New York Fails to Protect the Public
"
& of the
New York State Bar Association: "Report & Recommendations Concerning Discovery in Disciplinary Proceedings"

 

click here for: 
Confronting the Front: Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
        

 

 

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