Dear Madam and Sir,
I would like to invite you to
read the following article and consider its call addressed to you too.
By taking the proposed action,
you too can contribute to exposing judges’ unaccountability and consequent
riskless wrongdoing as a means of setting in motion a series of events that can
lead to profound government reform that renders public servants more accountable
to We the People.
Thereby you too can become a
Champion of Justice in government, not of powerful public servants, but of, by,
and for the People.
To that end, you can share,
post, and reprint this article widely, as provided for in the copyright note
I look forward to hearing from
Richard Cordero, Esq.
Judicial Discipline Reform
New York City
A Call To Anonymous, E. Snowden,
J. Assange, and Their Likes
To Use Their Expertise Legally,
Following ICIJ’s Example,
To Expose Judges’ Financial Wrongdoing
Enough to Set Rolling
Investigative Bandwagon Leading to Profound Government Reform that
Subjects Public Servants to
Increased Accountability to We the People
Richard Cordero, Esq.
Judicial Discipline Reform
This is a call to Anonymous,
Mr. Snowden, and their likes to act, not as hackers, which makes it easier for their detractors to
portray them as cyber-hoodlums and traitors, but rather as conscientious men
and women, who inspired by a sense of what is right and indignant at
politicians’ and judges’ abuse of power, hypocrisy, and betrayal of public
trust, ol:11, use their computer expertise
responsibly and with the assistance of Mr. Assange come to the aid of We the People as our Champions of
NOTE: All parenthetical and superscript
bracketed blue text references are keyed
to the study of federal judges’ motive, means, and opportunity to engage in
wrongdoing, titled Exposing Judges' Unaccountability and Consequent Riskless
Wrongdoing: Pioneering the news and publishing field of judicial unaccountability reporting, found at http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf. There the blue text
represents active internal links that greatly facilitate jumping to the
corresponding reference to examine it.
Two examples of legally exposing coordinated wrongdoing
Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame
the money!…on shoes
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein conducted a legal Follow the money! investigation that led them from a burglary at
the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate building complex in
Washington, D.C, on June 17, 1972, to the burglars’ indictment, to an account
in a bank in Florida, to a suspicious bank account in Florida, to a slush fund
of the Republican Committee for the Reelection of President Nixon used for
political espionage and abuse of political enemies, to Nixon’s resignation on
August 9, 1974, and the imprisonment of
all his White House aides. jur:4¶¶10-14
If they could do so while
proceeding legally in the pre-computer era, you can do even more by adding and
using legally your computer expertise and the journalistic skills of your contacts
in the media.
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ unique
IT expertise in, and knowledge
about, exposing financial wrongdoing
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, headquartered at the
Center for Public Integrity in D.C., ol:1, received a hard drive with
more than 260 GB of data consisting of over 2.5 million documents from offshore
banks and trusts. They were named the Offshore Leaks, an allusion to J.
in all legality during 15 months, the Investigative Journalists applied and
developed highly advanced computer technology and techniques to extract and
correlate the data and build a database that could help them figure out the
flow and true ownership of financial assets. They also conducted journalistic
investigations to verify in the field the data and their interpretation of it.
result, they discovered a massive $21-32 trillion in private financial offshore
assets, most of them concealed in tax havens to evade taxes and launder money
of its criminal origins by the powerful, the rich, and the well-connected –who
may include judges– in collusion with bankers, lawyers, and accountants; cf. 81fn169.
April 3 Offshore Leaks report has contributed to unprecedented cooperation
among the U.S., the European Union,
and the G8 to combat offshore financial criminality through the exchange of information and pressure to
bring concealed assets out of tax havens and under their control.
The Investigative Journalists
have gained extensive knowledge of the functional details of concealing assets;
acquired unique IT expertise in off- and onshore Follow the money! investigations; and developed invaluable
journalistic leads and contacts. Their know-how can be applied legally to
expose the financial wrongdoing of federal judges as the initial step of the
strategy described below.
To cooperate with, and learn
from, them, you can use this contact information:
postal address, id. >ol:1;
Director Gerard Ryle: gryle@...;
Deputy Director Marina Walker: mwalker@...;
Senior Editor Michael Hudson: investigations@...;
the journalists: contact@...;
Center for Public Integrity Director Bill Buzenberg: dbetts@....
B. A unique story that can expose wrongdoing
at the top of government as its institutionalized modus operandi and its harm
to the people below
In 2009, as President Obama’s
first nominee to the Supreme Court, i.e., Then-U.S. Judge Sonia Sotomayor, was being scrutinized, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Politico, published articles that
suspected her of concealment of assets; see them at http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf >jur:65fn107a-c.
But then they killed their story simultaneously and inexplicably; jur:xviii.
Yet, their Follow the money! investigation could have revealed enough of her financial
impropriety, even the whereabouts of her concealed assets, to repeat the result
of the revelations by Life magazine of the financial improprieties of U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Abe Fortas: He was forced to resign on May 14, 1969; id. >92§d.
1. The President’s benefit from
catering to voters at the cost of
saddling the people with a
life-tenured dishonest justice
Following the leads in those
three sources –all the more credible because criticized as Democrat-leaning– and finding Now-Justice
Sotomayor’s concealed assets would beg the questions:
1. Did President Obama learn about
Nominee J. Sotomayor’s concealment of assets through the report of the FBI on
its vetting of her?
2. Did he disregard that report
and lie to the American public by vouching
for her honesty because he wanted to gain a personal benefit from voters who were
calling for another woman and the first Hispanic for the Supreme Court? 78§6
3. How would the President
react if the media and an outraged public demanded that he release that FBI
President is capable of such conduct: At the beginning of his first term, he
known tax cheating of Tim Geithner –whom he wanted with revealing irony as his Treasury
Secretary–, Tom Daschle, and Nancy Killefer and nominated them to his cabinet; 65fn108. The outrage in the media was
such that the latter two had to withdraw their names.
He has kept from the public
that the phone records and Internet communications of millions of Americans have
been under surveillance through the National Security Agency’s Prism program. He
can be hypocritical enough to rightfully criticize China for hacking American
entities and stealing their trade secrets while conducting, as Mr. Snowden
revealed, an advanced hacking program of Chinese entities as well as sophisticated
electronic surveillance of the offices of even our European allies, who feel
their trust violated.
The President has conducted
surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act with the approval
of federal judges, who have approved almost 100% of his administration’s
requests. In turn, they have been allowed to file mandatory financial
disclosure reports that are meaningless, 105fn213,
and implausible, 104¶236,
but a useful cover for concealing assets.
2. Congress’s benefit from
neglecting to ensure that life-tenured judges administer to the people justice
under the rule of law
Congress too has failed to
exercise checks and balances on judges to assert the principle that trumps
their independence: Nobody is Above the Law. It wants to avoid antagonizing
judges who can frustrate its legislative agenda by declaring it unconstitutional,
23fn17, and retaliate against members
of Congress brought before them on charges
of corruption, 22fn15.
So in the last 224 years since the creation of the Federal
Judiciary in 1789, the number of federal judges –2,131 were in office on September 30, 2011, 22fn13– that Congress has impeached and
removed is 8! 22fn14
3. Judges’ unaccountability and
their consequent riskless wrongdoing
judges, who hold life appointments as a matter of law or of fact, 43fn61,
are in effect unimpeachable and irremovable; yet, they have power to dispose of
our property, liberty, life, and rights. If your boss could keep his or her job
for life no matter what they did or did not do to you, would you fear their
abusing such absolute, corruptive power, 28fn32, for their
benefit at your expense?
has allowed J.
Sotomayor and her peers to conceal assets and even run a bankruptcy fraud
scheme, 66§§2-3, for the benefit of money, an
enormous amount of it, 27§2.
judges are assured of the risklessness of non-financial wrongdoing too, 5§3,
the kind that thrashes due process to get rid of its requirements, takes the
benefit of expediency –e.g., up to 91% of appeals is disposed of by reasonless,
non-publishable, non-precedential, and in practice secret and arbitrary
decisions, 44fn66-70–, and gives litigants and the rest of the
people the residue: the chaff of justice!, neither equal nor under law.
Thinking strategically to set off a series of events leading to reform
Let Mr. Assange1 call on the many journalists
to whom he has access to join Anonymous and Mr. Snowden in investigating the
unique story of a sitting president and his sitting Supreme Court nominee, id.
>jur:xxxv, that can lead to defections
because not even partisans can excuse wrongdoers for personal benefit as
defenders of national security or of the Constitution and the laws thereunder.
You all can begin with the leads
concerning J. Sotomayor’s concealed assets. You need only expose enough of her
and the President’s wrongdoing, connivance, and hypocrisy to provoke public
and make the media and principled as well as opportunistic politicians realize,
167fn293, that they can make money
selling story updates, 119§1,
get the scoop of a lifetime, or turn the story into a political issue to
advance their agenda or be elected.
Thereby you can launch an
investigative bandwagon, 100§§3-4,
that puts on the defensive those who would put you on trial and disqualifies those who failed their own Canons to “maintain high
standards of conduct”,
57¶119, and “avoid even the
appearance of impropriety”,
findings of all those who climb on the bandwagon can force Congress to hold public
hearings that ask:
did the President and judges know
J. Sotomayor’s and her peers’ financial wrongdoing
when did they know it?
Congress’s even more outrageous
findings thanks to its subpoena and contempt powers can result in the
resignation or impeachment of the President, J. Sotomayor, and other judges;
and the adoption of measures to curb their unaccountability and wrongdoing.
Think strategically, ol:6, so that instead of running
away for refuge, you lead the way to an unprecedented process of reform, 158§§6-7, that contributes to We the People bringing politicians and
judges under our control, e.g., through citizen boards of accountability, 160§8, and securing, 130§5, our birthright: to have a
government of, by, and for us. Dare
trigger history! dcc:11
Richard Cordero. All rights reserved. A license is hereby granted for
distributing and reprinting this article, provided it is distributed and
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of this copyright note; proper attribution is made to the author, Dr. Richard
Cordero, Esq.; and its link accompanies it: http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf >ol:13.