Predictably, NYS Senator and Chair of Senate Judiciary Committee (and attorney) Bonacic lied to the public today at the confirmation hearing of Janet Difiore for the position of Chief Judge for NYS Court of Appeals - in many ways:
- by not disclosing that he denied anybody but bar associations and Janet DiFiore a right to testify at her confirmation hearing;
- by not disclosing the fact that he and all other attorney senators were requested to be disqualified from voting - because they had personal financial stakes in the vote, as licensed attorneys, voting for their regulator.
Predictably, Senator Bonacic did not conduct the necessary due diligence investigation about Janet DiFiore and left open the question whether, if confirmed, a long-time hardened corrupt criminal, with a long record of corruption and with reported ties to the mafia, will head the NYS Court system.
In order to dupe the public - and the NYS Senate - Bonacic claimed that there were written submissions that were "negative" against the judiciary and the Court of Appeals, without details, and without mentioning that witnesses did not voluntarily make written submissions, but were forced to do so because they were denied their requests to testify, see the list of "uninvited witnesses" and their statements. My blogs are mentioned there, too, I will also publish my e-mails to the Judiciary Committee that Senator Bonacic's was supposed to post on the NYS Senate website.
When praise comes in live testimony and the live opposition is blocked and is presented through mischaracterization of a person with a personal interest in the outcome of proceedings, like Bonacic and other attorneys-Senators, are - that conduct smacks of corruption.
As I said before, New Yorkers are voting with their feet against that corruption, and will continue to leave the state if the government, instead of cleaning its pigsties of corruption, will try to put perfumed handkerchiefs of praise over them.
It is already clear - through the actions of NYS Judiciary Committee that unanimously voted to put a criminal (and criminal conduct of Janet DiFiore is well-documented) at the head of the NYS Court system, without proper investigation of her criminal and corrupt background - that no amount of perfume will be able to cover the stink.