And, the U.S. Supreme Court Rule 29(3) requires me to serve an electronic version of my petition upon my opponent, and to engage in reasonable efforts to obtain the opponent's e-mail address.
I've got an earful of yelling for my reasonale efforts to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court rule of service today.
My opponent, the Attorney Grievance Committee for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Judicial Department, 5th Judicial District, does not list their e-mail address anywhere - even though it is a public record.
So, in order to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court rule, I called the Grievance Committee, explained the reason why I am calling, and asked for their e-mail address for purposes of service.
The woman on the other side of the line first simply refused to give me the e-mail address claiming that they do not accept service by e-mail.
I explained to them that the service by e-mail is not my whim, and is the requirement of the U.S. Supreme Court. Then, I repeated my request.
After that, the woman on the other side, who was apparently, my disciplinary prosecutor Mary Gasparini, flew off the handle.
She started to yell, at the top of her lungs, calling me by my first name - which I never gave her permission to do (I do not call her "Mary") - and asking me, in return, why don't I accept personal service from her, which was completely irrelevant.
I was asking her a question about her e-mail address, which was a public record, and which was required for service of a petition for a writ of certiorari upon Mary Gasparini in compliance with a U.S. Supreme Court Rule 29(3).
Moreover, service of an electronic copy is a convenience for Mary Gasparini and not for me - because otherwise Mary Gasparini will receive her 3 booklets, but they are not word-searchable.
The U.S. Supreme Court's requirement of service of an electronic copy is a convenience for the opposing parties and not for petitioners.
So, Mary Gasparini refused to accept what was convenient for her, and did it in an extremely rude manner.
I am posting our exchange that I, of course, recorded, in order to avoid accusations against me that I did something wrong.
Mary Gasparini , of course, should have known that I was going to record her because of our prior dealings - and yet she could not deny herself the pleasure of yelling me and being disrespectful to me.
I will post the recording of our conversation later in the day, I need to do some work on the petition at this time.
It was quite an interesting experience today talking to Gasparini.
Mary Gasparini expressed a complete disdain to the rule of law and to the Rules of the U.S. Supreme Court, simply because she - very obviously - does not like me, which is an understatement of the century.
I still don't get it why Gasparini finds it appropriate to call me by my first name - but that's the cultural level of New York disciplinary prosecutors, I guess, they do not need to be polite - who will prosecute them if they are rude, after all?