March 24, 2009
Governor of The State of New York
The State Capital
Albany, New York 12224
RE: Appointment of Presiding Justice of Appellate Division, First Department
Dear Governor Paterson:
As you consider whom to appoint as the next Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, we respectfully ask you to consider the following.
As you and your staff are fully aware, our research has revealed, and fully documented, a troubling state court “ethics” oversight structure that is itself corrupt. We have documented countless examples where the law, attorneys, litigants, state employees and, in fact, judges have been targeted for annihilation simply because of a political whim or from the vengeful, misguided desires of a few. Conversely, we have evidence of many outrageous and criminal acts by certain individuals within and about the state court system that have been substantively overlooked for no other reason than their favored position or political affiliation.
What you might not know is that within the last 30 days, we presented three (3) judges to appropriate federal entities in Washington, D.C. who personally appeared in support of the need for extraordinary measures to deal with the outrageous conduct of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which is irreversibly corrupt, statewide attorney "ethics" committees and, specifically, the Manhattan attorney “ethics” committee, the Departmental Disciplinary Committee (“DDC”). (Incidentally, we have over two dozen judges who will similarly testify as to the corruption within New York’s “ethics” entities.)
We believe that any candidate for the position of Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, and who will be responsible for all DDC activity, should adequately review and be able to sufficiently deal with the current and past criminal acts conducted at the DDC, mostly under the supervision of DDC chief counsel Alan Friedberg, his predecessor Thomas Cahill, and at all times under deputy chief counsel Sherry Cohen.
Over the next few days we will specifically list for you some of the many criminal acts at the DDC. Meanwhile, we ask that you ask every candidate for Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, two questions:
Your gubernatorial presence has renewed the promise of hope to the great people of New York. We have long yearned for leadership in reforming the condition of avarice and corruption that exists within and about our state’s court system. We need you to insure that the First Department is led by a Presiding Judge who is committed to equal justice over all ethics issues.
We continue to be confident that future generations will echo our gratitude of your restoration of our faith in our government and in our system of law.
Very truly yours.
Franklin N. Brady