A call to Anonymous, E. Snowden, J. Assange, and the ir likes to expose judges’ financial wrongdoing and set in motion profound government reform
- Richard Cordero WWP Member (dr.richard.cordero.esq@...) 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.
Dr. 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
an Investigative Bandwagon Leading to Profound Government Reform that
Subjects Public Servants to Increased Accountability to *We the People*
*Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.*
*Judicial Discipline Reform*
New York City
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,
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
. 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 wrongdoing*
*1. Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame *
*Followed the money!**…on shoes*
*Washington 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¶¶10-14
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.
*2. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ unique*
*IT expertise in, and knowledge about, exposing financial wrongdoing*
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, headquartered at
the Center for Public Integrity in D.C.,
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
andpressure to bring concealed assets out of tax havens and under
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
postal address, id. >ol:1;
Director Gerard Ryle: gryle@...;
Deputy Director Marina Walker: mwalker@...;
Senior Editor Michael Hudson: investigations@...;
Digital Editor Kimberley Porteous:
the journalists: contact@...;
Center for Public Integrity Director Bill Buzenberg:
*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
jur:65fn107a-c. But then they killed their story simultaneously and
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
3. How would the President react if the media and an outraged public
demanded that he release that FBI report? 77§5
The 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
*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*
Federal 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 reform*
Let Mr. Assange1<http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/WL/2two/RC-JA_17dec10.pdf>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
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
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 know
about J. Sotomayor’s and her peers’ financial wrongdoing
and 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.
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!
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