RR A call to Anonymous, E. Snowden, J. Assan ge, and their likes to expose judges’ finan cial wrongdoing
- A call to Anonymous, E. Snowden, J. Assange,
and their likes to expose judges’ financial wrongdoing
and set in motion profound government reformDr. Richard Cordero, Esq.Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England2167 Bruckner Blvd.,Bronx, NY 10472-6500M.B.A., University of Michigan Business Schooltel.(718)827-9521; follow@DrCorderoEsqD.E.A., La Sorbonne, ParisDr.Richard.Cordero.Esq@...July 4, 2013Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.Judicial Discipline ReformNew York CityRead in your browserhttp://judicial-discipline-reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf
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 below.I look forward to hearing from you.Sincerely,Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.Judicial Discipline ReformNew York City**********************************************************************************A Call To Anonymous, E. Snowden, J. Assange, and Their LikesTo Use Their Expertise Legally, Following ICIJ’s Example,To Expose Judges’ Financial Wrongdoing Enough to Set Rollingan Investigative Bandwagon Leading to Profound Government Reform thatSubjects Public Servants to Increased Accountability to We the PeopleByDr. Richard Cordero, Esq.Judicial Discipline ReformNew York CityThis 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 Justice.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.A. Two examples of legally exposing coordinated wrongdoing1. Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fameFollowed the money!…on shoesWashington Post Reporters 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¶¶10-14If 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.2. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ uniqueIT expertise in, and knowledge about, exposing financial wrongdoingThe 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. Assange’s WikiLeaks.Working 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.As a 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.Their 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:tel. (202)466-1300;postal address, id. >ol:1;Director Gerard Ryle: gryle@...;Deputy Director Marina Walker: mwalker@...;Senior Editor Michael Hudson: investigations@...;Digital Editor Kimberley Porteous: http://www.icij.org/email/node/527/field_email;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 belowIn 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 ofsaddling the people with a life-tenured dishonest justiceFollowing 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§63. How would the President react if the media and an outraged public demanded that he release that FBI report? 77§5The President is capable of such conduct: At the beginning of his first term, he disregarded the 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 lawCongress 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! 22fn143. Judges’ unaccountability and their consequent riskless wrongdoingFederal 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?The resulting unaccountability, 21§A, 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.Unaccountable 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.C. Thinking strategically to set off a series of events leading to reformLet 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 defectionsbecause 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 outrage, 83§§2-3, 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”, 152fn277.The findings of all those who climb on the bandwagon can force Congress to hold public hearings that ask:What did the President and judges knowabout J. Sotomayor’s and her peers’ financial wrongdoingand 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©2013 Richard Cordero. All rights reserved. A license is hereby granted for distributing and reprinting this article, provided it is distributed and reprinted in its entirety, without addition or modification and with inclusion 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.When replying to this message,
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