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A call to Anonymous, E. Snowden, J. Assange, and the ir likes to expose judges’ financial wrongdoing and set in motion profound government reform

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  • Richard Cordero
    Richard Cordero WWP Member (dr.richard.cordero.esq@gmail.com) Dear Madam and Sir, I would like to invite you to read the following article and consider its
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      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.



      Sincerely,



      Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.

      Judicial Discipline Reform

      New York City

      Dr.Richard.Cordero.Esq@...

      http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf<http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf>
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      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*

      http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf<http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf>
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      By

      *Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.*

      *Judicial Discipline Reform*

      Dr.Richard.Cordero.Esq@...

      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,
      ol:11<http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf>,
      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<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 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.,
      ol:1<http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf>,
      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
      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 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<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 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
      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*



      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
      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 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.



      Think strategically,
      ol:6<http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf>,
      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<http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf>





      ©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<http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf>>ol:13.
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