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Monday, March 14, 2011

Drinking Lippman Lemonade; Falling for Lippman Three-Card-Monty

Listen to Judge Lippman
The New York Times - EDITORIAL - March 13, 2011

Acknowledging New York’s deep fiscal crisis, Judge Jonathan Lippman, the state’s chief judge, has reluctantly agreed to make cuts in his $2.7 billion budget request, including a reduction in the number of people working for the court system. But he is refusing to back down on his call for a $25 million increase, to $40 million, in support for civil legal service programs that help low-income New Yorkers faced with foreclosures, evictions, domestic violence and other serious legal problems. His commitment comes at a time when Republicans in Washington are determined to slash the federal contributions to these essential programs. Judge Lippman knows what he is up against politically but is undaunted. In a recent talk at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan, he described the shocking need for help out there — and the cost to justice and the judicial system if it continues to go unmet. He told of state courtrooms that are “standing room only, filled with frightened, unrepresented litigants — many of them newly indigent — who are fighting to keep a roof over their heads, fighting to keep their children, fighting to keep their sources of income and health care.” And he cited the astonishing fact that in New York City 99 percent of tenants in eviction cases and 99 percent of borrowers in consumer credit cases have no lawyers. “What is at stake,” he said, “is nothing less than the legitimacy of our justice system,” adding that the rule of law “loses its meaning when the protection of our laws is available only to those who can afford it.” Judge Lippman offered a final practical reason for increasing spending on civil legal services: preventing unwarranted evictions, avoiding foster care placements, helping clients get access to federal benefits and easing court delays will carry real economic benefits for the state. He is right on all counts. The Legislature should approve the increase.

43 comments:

victim of spineless chief judge said...

Lippman has friends at the New York Times who will protect this self-made/make-believe "judge". Lippman, and Lippman alone, was behind the worst series of corrupt cover-ups in state courtroom related crimes by state employees in the Empire State's history. And, I want this spineless hack Lippman to come forward and publicly explain why he gave "waivers" (READ: ok to break the law) to fellow crooked judges so millions and millions of dollars could go to crooked lawyers and crooked judges.

Cuomo could save a lot more, AND HELP THE NEEDY, if he would just get rid of Lippman, and get a chief judge with a spine.

Anonymous said...

The Legislature should show Lippman the door. What's wrong with them. It's a fact, it was Lippman who was behind things getting as bad as they did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Judge Lipmann likes to talk the talk...he needs to start walking the walk..straight into a JAIL CELL!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Judge Lippman is behind the MASSIVE CORRUPTION that's going on in NY!!!

Anonymous said...

Judge Lippman are you still protecting your buddy Allen Isaac?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much Judge John K. McGuirk goes for to make sure bought justice is serve, particurlarly in child custody cases aimed to sexually exploited children freely, of course with McGuirk's help. That is justice for you, McGuirk heaven is not for sale, but I heard hell gives a welcoming party for individuals like you. It is an eternal flame, got water?

Scum Removal said...

A broken clock is right twice per day and Lippman tells the truth once per day,usually when he is ordering lunch. "“What is at stake,” he said, “is nothing less than the legitimacy of our justice system,” adding that the rule of law “loses its meaning when the protection of our laws is available only to those who can afford it.”

Judge Lippman admits his courts and his judges are illegitimate and that they give protection of the law only to those who can pay for it.
His scheme is nothing but patronage employment of lackey lawyers who will take the blame (instead of the real criminal, the crooked judge) when Lippman's judges ignore Law, decency and Justice to help themselves and those who pay onto Lippman's system.
New York's Courts are illegitimate says Chief Judge Lippman and I have done nothing to remove the crooked judges. More money never ends corruption, only adds to trough to feed more orruption

Catherine said...

If Judge Lippman truly wants the funding for the civil courts he already has the funds at his disposal:

1 - stop the double-dipping of judges who are collecting both pensions and paychackes for their jobs. Taking two checks for one job is payroll fraud. This practice should not only be stopped, the judges doing it should be removed from the bench and arrested for theft.

2 - stop the "reimbursement" of "expenses" for judges currently set at $10,000. What expenses? Judges are paid by the bar associations to travel to meetings and seminars, they are paid to attent commission hearings, and they receive expense reimbursements from institutions that host events "honoring" them. An average judge makes over $250,000 a year easily.

3 - eliminate the paperwork, starting at the top. At present, the COurt of Appeals demands 6 copies of the briefs and record for any case. All of this information has already been provided to local courts and the Appellate courts so it is all on disk somewhere - why cna't the Court of Appeals deal with electronic transmissions of records or diskette copies of briefs? Eliminate the 11 copies submitted to the Appellate COurts. Westchester County Clerk stores every court filing (even manual Pro Se filings) electronically automatically upon submission. Why can't this be transferred to Brooklyn via an email attachment? Not only are we wasting resources to copy this material (materials that have already been copied for other couts along the food chain), but now the taxpayers have to pay to file and store these documents. It's nuts and totally antiquated and is indicitative of a court administration that has no clue how to manage an organization.

4 - get rid of most court conferences and do video conferencing. There is no need to drag most of these litigants into court to begin with. It's called Skype - perhaps Lippman has heard of it? A simple "go to meeting" hookup would cut down on crowded courtrooms, waiting times, and court space needed. Sell off the court buildings and go virtual for all but jury cases. Any local advocacy group could fund a video hookup for far less than providing a court building. We'd save on court officers, security, utilities, etc.

Catherine Wilson

Catherine said...

More ways for the courts to save money to pay for help for Pro Se litigants:

5 - get rid of court reporters. Video conferencing systems now can allow for only one speaker at a time eliminating the "talk overs" of earlier systems. Voice recognition technology can automatically produce a transcript which the litigants and court can automatically review for accuracy, thus eliminating court reporters, the filing of paper transcripts, and all that storage and upkeep.

6 - get rid of the court secretaries. Every judge has their own individual secretary dating from the days when secretaries answered phones and typed letters, etc. Each judge now has voice mail and a laptop - they can answer their own phones and type their own emails. An audit of the secretaries computers would reveal that many of them spend their time playing solitaire.

7 - scrap the current process for financial depositions. The back-and-forth stupidity of Bills of Particulars and Interrogatories dates back from ancient times when all records when paper. This process currently takes months and even years in some cases, clogging up our courts for documents that are all available online these days. Replace deposition hearing with appearances in court before an ACCOUNTANT - sit each litigant at a computer, demand they get online access to their credit and insurance reports (to reveal their accounts and assets), and then demand they get online access to every account and pull up their statements and backup (Chase Bank keeps 7 years of monthly and annual statements online and a customer can even pull up copies of deposit slips, cashed checks, etc.). Full financail disclosure in about an hour. So why are the courts still using a 17th century method for this? Oh yeah, attorney billable time. My bad.

8 - appoint litigants on court task forces. Lippman keeps saying he wants to help the litigants yet not one of his commissions and task forces have a single litigant on them. I keep volunteering (as an operational auditor, an ex-wife to the court system, and a victim of system abuse, I can see the issues from all sides). I've yet to get a sign of interest from anyone other than Senator Adams at the Judiciary hearings in 2009. It's time for the court administration to put its money where its mouth is and start listening to us litigants and taxpayers directly.

Catherine Wilson

Anonymous said...

for as long as all this has been going on is it possible at all that it wasn't at the Federal Level that was directing all this or some of this would have been stopped a long time ago!
I think it has been Federal for a long time
our banks have been broken
our unions are being broken
our people are all fighting and hating
we have no more respect for each other

getting the picture and our country is being robbed!

Anonymous said...

quit blaming Lippman for all of this they are picking and choosing who has rights and the old system allows them to falsify any and all records to cover their tracks!
same system they have been using for decades, why change it now!

Anonymous said...

Lippman would have to get permission from above to make any changes!

Anonymous said...

Lippman would have to get permission from above to make any changes!

Anonymous said...

i went to civil court in manhattan a few weeks ago.
Thier were 2 women trying to help people with housing court problems.
I do not think they were lawyers. i just think they were giving out information on people they could contact. Then they send you back and forth from on agency to another. yeah they will give you a number for lawyer refferal. So you can hire a lawyer for $350 per hour.
Lippman is just trying to get more money for lawyers and judges.
How many people have been helped?
The last thing Lippman wants to do is help the poor.
Most of the people in thier did not even stop off at the table.
Anyone that has been thier more than once knows how they work and will not waste thier time asking them for help.
Have to give Lippman credit, he thinks N.Y`ers are fools.
His act is old and we have heard it before and got nothing for it.

Lippman victim said...

When Lippman ends the CORRUPTION IN THE COURT SYSTEM he gets a few pennies and also gets to retain his pension.

Anonymous said...

Lippman could always ask for Corruption hearings in front of a Federal Judge, these claims of corruption within our Attorney Grievnance, Attorney General did not just start recently they have been going on forever and they are playing a game with each other.....
it is called retailiation

holding a corruption hearing in front of a Senator who is a "yes" man does nothing.......

Anonymous said...

The taxpayers have already paid for hearings. Where is the report from Sampson?

It should be the responsibility of the Legislature to conduct hearings because it is that branch that makes the laws and rules, and it is that branch that authorizes attorneys to practice.

Lippman's job is to make sure that the laws of the state and the constitution are enforced.

Unfortunately, Lippman thinks his job is to do everything else.

Anonymous said...

The esteemed Senator Sampson is in today's news.


State Senate GOP advances constitutional fix

"Democrats say the Republicans are blocking reform. But a video has surfaced of a 2010 interview with Sen. John Sampson, leader of the then-Democratic majority, arguing against the bill his party is now slamming Republicans for opposing."

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/state_senate_gop_advances_constitutional_DvXWDYJm4dA9GnxMwOnL6I#ixzz1GbXrneFU



Looks like they've got his number.

termite inspector said...

Senator Sampson ran those hearings as a shakedown. Note how he got a new law partnership paying cash, a new office and lots of cash from other lawyers. Sampson sees cash and comes running, like in AEG, where the investigation has gone nowhere, or when he demanded $50,000 or $25,000 from multiple unions for access.

www.wgrz.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=75579

insider said...

Where oh where is "Judge" Lippman's oath of office? Why is there no record? No filed oath he is illegal. Arrest him for fraud.

Anonymous said...

where the investigation has gone nowhere, or when he demanded $50,000 or $25,000 from multiple unions for access.


that post says it all
that IS the system, no matter what their choice........
our Senators are yes men, to a higher power-pay, simple!
if they want their piece of the pie for their districts they have to play!

Anonymous said...

they are picking and choosing who has rights, right from the DA's office/sheriff's to the lawyers and judges.......simple.........
they just forgot this will create wars when the people start to figure it out!

Anonymous said...

they are picking and choosing who has rights, right from the DA's office/sheriff's to the lawyers and judges.......simple.........
they just forgot this will create wars when the people start to figure it out!

Anonymous said...

they are breaking our unions and our gov't!

Anonymous said...

The state should save some money by looking at the Appellate Division First Department. Judge Gonzalez and his "chief of staff" (yes that is the title she gave herself) has hired every friend and relative they knew at senior supervising positions in the court, costing the state loads of cash.

Anonymous said...

to 6:53

Is this guy, Gonzalez even a Judge?

He had an election committee in 2006, but according to the NYS BOE website for election results for the First Dept, he wasn't even listed as running (Lobis and Mazzarelli were.)

Maybe it's a different First Department?

Anonymous said...

Yes, good old Gov. Patterson appointed him to Presiding Justice and he will hold that position until he reaches retirement. So for the next couple of years Gonzalez and his "family" will be living large at the expense of NY tax payers

Anonymous said...

He can't be appointed a Presiding Judge unless he is a legal and constitutional judge already.

Does anyone know the answer?

Anonymous said...

Not surprising that all the "leaders" in NY engage in protecting and covering up the criminal acts that they know goes on under them.


The NY Times, Post and the other newspapers shouldn't stop at civil service unions, but should investigate state agencies for the same criminal acts.


'Protection racket'

"The New York Times, after a year-long probe, reports that residents of New York's group homes for the developmentally disabled -- some of society's most vulnerable citizens -- routinely fall victim to physical and sexual abuse.

The abusers?

According to the newspaper, those responsible for the residents' well-being -- the state employees who staff the homes."


"Blame the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, for sure.

But blame also the Civil Services Employees Association, the powerful union that regularly sabotages efforts to discipline even the worst offenders.

And proudly so.

"That's our job," boasted CSEA honcho Ross Hanna, "even when we know the person is guilty."


Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/protection_racket_CpiEsgG06Sx7bpgEEoNXeP#ixzz1GlsJtwUh

Anonymous said...

yea, he was a judge in the Bronx, Pataki appointed him to the Appellate Division and Patterson elevated him to Presiding Justice

Anonymous said...

If he was an appointed judge, he had to be reappointed.

Was he reappointed or not?

If not, he is not eligible to be promoted.

That's the law. But why let details get in the way of doing what they want.

Anonymous said...

That I'm not sure about, but whatever the case may be, he and hernandez's family are in charge for the next couple of years, with excessive salaries costing the tax payers tens of thousands of dollars.

Anonymous said...

If someone isn't eligible for a public office as required by the NYS Constitution, Laws and Rules of the State, aren't they acting in absence and in excess of any lawful authority?

Retired said...

At one point the feds had wired every Judges chambers (court ordered) and had mined intel from same - - - then it all goes away - - - what's the coverup about?

Anonymous said...

Its all going to come crashng down at the Appellate Division, its only a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

Recruiting new children into the Global Child Sex Trafficking/Pornography Industry, worth trillions of dollars worldwide, works this way in the United States (especially in the corrupt New York City Family Courts):

A Prostitute, usually coming from this same industry, entraps and has a child with a wealthy but naive father who she then divorces and makes him pay a fortune in mandatory Child Support, about 21% of his income a year for 21 years.

All the while, she provokes and instigates him repeatedly until he reacts and she can then obtain Orders of Protection against him, so he can never even see his own kids, but still pays a fortune in support.

Usually some type of Domestic Violence Women's group will represent that con-artist woman/prostitute for free, said group routinely staffed with Pedophiles and Sexual Deviants who also support and actively partake in the Global Child Sex Trafficking Industry. Some of these "agencies" even are so bold as to have a "wing" of their organization devoted to "stopping or preventing child sex trafficking." (The Lady Doth Protest Too Much - William Shakespeare) to further obfuscate and cover their tracks and true intentions.

This is all the while the poor SOB Father has to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for lawyers who always lose, owing to the above, and the following:

The Family Court Judges in New York City and the Law Guardian chosen in these child custody cases (and the Court Appointed Forensic Psychologists) are also Perverts, Pedophiles, and they support and participate in the Global Child Sex Trafficking/Pornography Industry, and may even be willing and active participants.

The Family Court Judge and Law Guardian are literally hand picked by the "Domestic Violence Women's Lobbying Group" to ensure that those kids never ever see their Fathers (who can protect them) again, by repeatedly and consistently disallowing those Fathers to see their children, with less and less time, until finally the Father's Parental Rights are terminated for good, leaving those poor defenseless children in the sole custody of that vile, drug addicted, alcoholic, violent, deranged, descendent of the child porn industry prostitute mother, who now, free to do so without any prevention by the estranged and removed Biological Father - SURPRISE! sells those kids off to the highest bidder in the Global Child Sex Trafficking/Pornography Industry, again, worth trillions of dollars a year.

And then the cycle repeats itself a generation later with those "sold off children" doing it to their own kids, their souls having been lost forever.

Meanwhile the FBI, ICE, DHS, and other Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies do absolutely nothing (many of them may be pedophiles, partaking of this child sex industry as well).

These "law enforcement agencies" will tell you "it's not in their Mandate" or "there's nothing we can do," and will tell you to refer it to the Administration for Childrens Services ("ACS") which is equally if not more corrupt, also staffed with incompetents and corrupt caseworkers, and at the higher levels perverts and pedophiles, and also just as beholden and owned by the Global Child Sex Trafficking/Pornography Industry as the specially selected Family Court Judges and Law Guardians.

All ACS ever does is sweep legitimate allegations and complaints about the above under the rug, while attacking and vilifying the Complainant.

In other words, there is a Grand Conspiracy of Global Child Sex Trafficking, completely fool proof and airtight, and no one can (or will) do a goddamned thing about it.

If you try and complain about it, or try and launch an investigation into it, both you and your world will be crushed by the awesome money, power, political connections, lobbying groups, and "professionals" in charge of maintaining and preserving this "industry."

Count on it.

Anonymous said...

Target 5: Psychologist's Victims Address Lawmakers - Commissioner Fears Lawsuit Over Testimony

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Anonymous said...

guys Lippman is just another pawn. game player is someone else i am pretty sure about that.


















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Anonymous said...

The New York FBI is well aware that the New York Family Courts, the only court that remains anonymous and non-public, remains this way precisely because it is actively used by foreign and domestic espionage, terrorist, activist, and other criminal organized crime elements for the purpose of entrapment, extortion, blackmail, covering up child pornography/sexual abuse/exploitation, and other criminal acts directed against certain targeted people for political, ideological, financial, or other nasty reasons, and most if not all of the Family Court Judges and Personnel are either aware of this, know about it, or actually take active part in it.

Again - it is the ONLY court in the nation which does not operate publicly and operates in the shadows as a proverbial Star Chamber - much the like the Disciplinary Committees - but even the Criminal Courts are part of the public record - so why not the Family Courts?

Now you know why.

Anonymous said...

Im joepublicva. I rec're as d ur suggestions.....u should post on more sites. Fix also r needed to how courts feed off conflicting interested of litigants. Ive had watch in disgust s judge seemingly enjoy statistically salivate each act of verbal accusations of my ex. The political wind against non custodial parents is an ex route for wanna b govt leaders. This is y I ddisfavored then senator Clinton.

Anonymous said...

CENSORSHIP

Anonymous said...

Is that judge Wong department? I hav interesting story bout how he got there and why.

Anonymous said...

Each person wrong by the courts bc of antics covered up; w the time to dedicate post names and antics of that judge. My daughter was taken away by the antics of my ex and fmr judge guy Patrick dephillips.

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