"If the judges interpret the laws themselves, and suffer none else to interpret, they may easily make, of the laws, [a shredded] shipman's hose!" - King James I of England, around 1616.

“No class of the community ought to be allowed freer scope in the expression or publication of opinions as to the capacity, impartiality or integrity of judges than members of the bar. They have the best opportunities of observing and forming a correct judgment. They are in constant attendance on the courts. Hundreds of those who are called on to vote never enter a court-house, or if they do, it is only at intervals as jurors, witnesses or parties. To say that an attorney can only act or speak on this subject under liability to be called to account and to be deprived of his profession and livelihood by the very judge or judges whom he may consider it his duty to attack and expose, is a position too monstrous to be entertained for a moment under our present system,” Justice Sharwood in Ex Parte Steinman and Hensel, 95 Pa 220, 238-39 (1880).

“This case illustrates to me the serious consequences to the Bar itself of not affording the full protections of the First Amendment to its applicants for admission. For this record shows that [the rejected attorney candidate] has many of the qualities that are needed in the American Bar. It shows not only that [the rejected attorney candidate] has followed a high moral, ethical and patriotic course in all of the activities of his life, but also that he combines these more common virtues with the uncommon virtue of courage to stand by his principles at any cost.

It is such men as these who have most greatly honored the profession of the law. The legal profession will lose much of its nobility and its glory if it is not constantly replenished with lawyers like these. To force the Bar to become a group of thoroughly orthodox, time-serving, government-fearing individuals is to humiliate and degrade it.” In Re Anastaplo, 18 Ill. 2d 182, 163 N.E.2d 429 (1959), cert. granted, 362 U.S. 968 (1960), affirmed over strong dissent, 366 U.S. 82 (1961), Justice Black, Chief Justice Douglas and Justice Brennan, dissenting.

" I do not believe that the practice of law is a "privilege" which empowers Government to deny lawyers their constitutional rights. The mere fact that a lawyer has important responsibilities in society does not require or even permit the State to deprive him of those protections of freedom set out in the Bill of Rights for the precise purpose of insuring the independence of the individual against the Government and those acting for the Government”. Lathrop v Donohue, 367 US 820 (1961), Justice Black, dissenting.

"The legal profession must take great care not to emulate the many occupational groups that have managed to convert licensure from a sharp weapon of public defense into blunt instrument of self-enrichment". Walter Gellhorn, "The Abuse of Occupational Licensing", University of Chicago Law Review, Volume 44 Issue 1, September of 1976.

“Because the law requires that judges no matter how corrupt, who do not act in the clear absence of jurisdiction while performing a judicial act, are immune from suit, former Judge Ciavarella will escape liability for the vast majority of his conduct in this action. This is, to be sure, against the popular will, but it is the very oath which he is alleged to have so indecently, cavalierly, baselessly and willfully violated for personal gain that requires this Court to find him immune from suit”, District Judge A. Richard Caputo in H.T., et al, v. Ciavarella, Jr, et al, Case No. 3:09-cv-00286-ARC in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Document 336, page 18, November 20, 2009. This is about judges who were sentencing kids to juvenile detention for kickbacks.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A tribute to corrupt public officials. #JudgeSolWachtler of New York - a luminary and "a shitkicker, but not a dumb shitkicker" (his own words). Part I.

Here is registration information of an attorney licensed to practice law in New York:

The attorney was disbarred - and then reinstated, and even

"with the advice and assistance of such good friends as R. Preston Tisch, Fred Wilpon, and John Rosenwald, I have started a business: Comprehensive Alternative Dispute Resolution Enterprise, Inc. (CADRE), which has a roster of distinguished mediators, arbitrators, and retired jurists available to settle disputes through mediation or binding arbitration. The mission of CADRE is to provide a quicker, less costly forum for the resolution of civil disputes outside our crowded courtrooms. I do not draw a salary, and all profits are donated to legal services for the poor."

Wachtler, Sol. After the Madness: A Judge's Own Prison Memoir (p. 361). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.

R. Preston Tisch (died in 2005), was a businessman and a 50% owner of New York Giants, a football company;

Fred Wilpon is Sol Wachtler friend, father-in-law of Sol Wachtler's son and co-grandfather of Sol Wachtler's granddaughter and, "coincidentally", the majority owner of New York Mets who established a multi-million trust for Sol Wachtler's son Phillip and for Sol Wachtler's granddaughter Kimberly Wachtler, a 2013 Yale Law School graduate.

John Rosenwald is a rich and powerful philanthropist who, whose influence in New York can be described by the title of New York Times' article about him in 2000: "When Rosie Asks, New York's Elite Can't Say No".

Sol Wachtler also currently:

  • works as a Distinguished Adjunct Constitutional Law Professor at Touro Law Center - without any mentioning to his unsuspecting female students of his criminal charges for stalking, intimidation, extortion from a woman, his repeated sending of extremely filthy, obscene material to a minor and his threat to kidnap a minor unless he is paid $20,000 - that what he was arrested, charged and spent 15 months in federal prison for;

  • makes public videotaped presentations (available on YouTube) about "the rule of law":
    • about "Open minds under siege" where Richard D. Heffner, a "Dowling Professor of Communications and Public Policy" of Rutgers University was shamelessly promoting Sol Wachtler and calling him "Judge" as head of a seminar in Germany (after his conviction and release from prison) about complicity of legal profession in Germany with the Hitler regime - after Wachtler, as New York Chief Judge, relied on complicity of the American legal profession in never arresting and charging him for crimes (which he described in his book "After the Madness"), and after the only thing that protected his victims was being friends with the then-presidential couple - George and Barbara Bushes;

    • and about "Freedom of Choice at the End of Life" - teaching about ethics and bioethics, of all things, after having being convicted of most unethical conduct;

  • was invited to speak to Siena College students about "Mental illness and incarceration";
  • and who shamelessly allows himself to be called "Honorable" and who calls himself "Honorable" in his addresses and law review articles;

Knowing how difficult it is to get reinstate in New York for a disbarred or even a suspended attorney, how unforgiving is the system - even against attorneys whose only fault is that they criticized judges, as part of their jobs and their duties to their clients - I started to explore this extraordinary resurrection of Solomon Wachtler from
  • a criminal conviction,
  • resignation as the Chief Judge of the State of New York and
  • disbarment back to
glory, sycophanting to Wachtler by the judicial, legal and academic elite, to the point of New York State Court System, in an official biographical article, is portraying Wachtler as a "luminary" of New York State judiciary, complete with the full-height framed portrait of the "luminary",

 thanking him for "saving" New York court system by not claiming the mental illness defense in his criminal prosecution (even though claiming he was mentally ill in his book and in his lectures after the conviction) - because, without such insanity defense, people whose cases Wachtler botched up because he was crazed at the time he was deciding them, did not have a basis to make a motion to vacate his decisions:

and lamenting that

I share this opinion on one point only - that Wachtler should not be remembered by the public for just ONE bad deed - portrayed as a "slight slip" at the background of a lifetime of glory - but that he should be remembered by all known bad deeds - and I am making it a point to provide an inventory of those bad deeds as described in the press, Wachtler's own book and books written about him based on documentary evidence and interviews with witnesses, including Wachtler himself and his wife.

And, I would like the public to know people who made it possible for Wachtler to return as a licensed attorney and a "distinguished law professor":

1) this is Sol Wachtler's resignation as an attorney - and resulting disbarment - because he pled guilty to a felony extortion in federal court in order to avoid up to 16 years in prison if fully prosecuted on all charges in the indictment;

1) this is the panel of 5 judges, including the then-future (now former) New York Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti presiding who accepted Wachtler's motion for reinstatement and referred it to the Attorney Grievance Committee;

2) and this is the same panel of 5 judges reinstating Wachtler:

"Motion by the respondent, Sol Wachtler, for an order reinstating him as an attorney and counselor-at-law or, in the alternative, referring this matter to the Committee on Character and Fitness for a hearing and report. The respondent was admitted to the Bar at a term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department on April 4, 1956, under the name Solomon Wachtler. By opinion and order of this court dated August 2, 1993, the respondent was disbarred upon his submission of a resignation, dated July 20, 1993, which followed his plea of guilty in the United States District Court in Trenton, New Jersey, on March 31, 1993, to a violation of 18 USC § 875(c), a Federal felony. The respondent's first application for reinstatement was denied by decision and order on application of this court dated April 14, 2003. By decision and order on motion of this court dated February 6, 2007, the respondent's motion was granted to the extent that the matter was referred to the Committee on Character and Fitness to investigate and report on the respondent 's current fitness to be an attorney, including but not limited to an updated report from his treating physician, and the motion was otherwise held in abeyance in the interim.
Upon the report of the Committee on Character and Fitness and the exhibits annexed thereto, it is
ORDERED that the motion is granted; and it is further,
ORDERED that, effective immediately, the respondent, Sol Wachtler, admitted as Solomon Wachtler, is reinstated as an attorney and counselor-at-law and the Clerk of the Court is directed to restore the name of Sol Wachtler, admitted as Solomon Wachtler, to the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law.
James Edward Pelzer
Clerk of the Court

So, Wachtler, a convicted felon, a stalker, a peeping Tom, extortioner, impersonator of other people, a forger of signatures of other people, and an attempted child kidnapper, was reinstated as an attorney "upon the report of the Committee for Character and fitness, and the exhibits attached thereto".

This is the woman, A. Gail Prudenti, who reinstated, without publicly stating the reasons, the convicted felon, stalker and abuser of women Sol Wachtler:

Within 4 years of her decision, A. Gail Prudenti was elevated to the position of the Chief Judge of the New York State Court system.

I wonder whether she reinstated Sol Wachtler upon the report of the Committee for Character and Fitness and "exhibits thereto", or upon a phone call from someone to whom "New York elite can't say no".

I wonder how Prudenti explained, in good faith and with a straight face, that she is reinstating a monster who systematically used his enormous power to emotionally torture a woman and claim to people around her that her guess that he is the perpetrator of threats, impersonations, stalking and extortion against her is New York Chief Judge Wachtler.

Had Wachtler had his way, he would have locked his girlfriend up as crazy instead of ending up convicted for a crime.

Only the Bush family friendship saved Joy Silverman from that fate.

Wachtler already made claims that Joy Silverman is crazy to her attorney.

For whatever corrupt reason New York elite could not say "no" to reinstatement of Sol Wachtler, evidence against him remains the same damning evidence, knowing which people should not give him a hand to shake - and should protect women and children from his presence.

Touro Law Center is really courting danger by not disclosing on its website the nature of Sol Wachtler's conviction - and thus exposing its students to an exceptionally smart, creative, knowledgeable and merciless stalker and harasser of women.

And, whenever students and members of the public are exposed to this refined and cultured "luminary" with melodical voice, a ready smile and smooth speech, it is good to remember that this is how he described himself to the woman he stalked, to whose child he has sent obscenities - and a condom - and whose child he threatened to kidnap:

"“You expected me to give you everything I’ve collected and learned for $ 20,000?” he wrote. “Are you stupid or do you think I’m stupid? I may be a shitkicker but I’m not a dumb shitkicker.”

"It took me a year and over 1,000 miles in a rented car going between the Big Apple and New Jersey. I spent days in flea bag motels, and a hundred hours parked in New York City watching your comings and goings. I made over 100 phone calls to track you and make a record of your habits. I got into Val’s house on Rosewood Lane, and spent over three days parked in front of the Sutter house waiting for the two of you to be there alone during the day because you didn’t leave on enough lights at night when you were screwing. And then I had to rig up a remote camera in the house because I couldn’t take pictures from the outside because you kept the fucking blinds drawn. And I had to wait until you came back without the kids."

"I had to buy expensive recording equipment. And climb through backyards to tape you at your house (When I was at Rosewood a jogger questioned me— when I was in your backyard one of your gardeners spoke to me— I had to con my way out of both situations). I spent over ten days on Long Island living like a hobo. I think that’s what got my diabetes kicked up (I was out of commission for most of June and July. I guess you thought I was out of business.) I had to buy expensive bug transmitters and bribe my way into your boyfriend’s apartment. I was there twice (once the cleaning lady Maria caught me coming out but I conned her too). I got great audio. Your boyfriend has a good sense of humor but he also has a lot of gas. (You saw me once when you were waiting in the lobby, but you were too busy looking in the mirror). I went to your hotel twice (I couldn’t get into your room but one of your doormans [sic] brought me into your lobby and was going to let me talk to your young lady— as he called her). I left notes for you on both my visits and tipped your doormans [sic] pretty good. I told Ramon that I was going to be walking Jessica home from school afternoons when she got back and when he noticed I had no teeth and a big gut (water from the diabetes), I promised I’d have false teeth and would lose the gut so as not to embarrass her. Do you think I went through all of this for a shitty $ 20,000? I saw how and where you shopped. $ 20,000 is loose change to you. When I need more, I’ll be back, if I don’t croak. At least your $ 20,000 bought you some quiet. If I hadn’t got it, everyone you know and everyone your husband knows and every member of every board you belong to would have received wonderful material like this. And I would be going back on some future date with $ 200,000 or Jessica. You were smart to pay the $ 20,000."

Wolfe, Linda. Double Life: The Shattering Affair between Chief Judge Sol Wachtler and Socialite Joy Silverman (Kindle Locations 3390-3415). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.

It is apparent that Sol Wachtler is a cunning, inventive and ruthless stalker - and that his return to power and glory is outright dangerous for possible new unsuspecting victims who might not have, as Sol Wachtler former girlfriend Joy Silverman, the protection of the Bush family that caused Wachtler's downfall - and prevented us from having Wachtler for New York Governor (he already planned to run) and, later as President of the United States (reportedly, he planned that, too).

Sol Wachtler, according to his own self-characterization, is a SHITKICKER, AND NOT A DUMB SHITKICKER.

And how exactly Sol Wachtler rose to power, ruthlessly, unethically and greedily using people as stepping stones, how he abused his power, what crimes and unethical deeds he has committed - and how he got to the point where the New York State police and attorneys who knew about his crimes were afraid to investigate and report him, even when he committed crimes against a personal friend of the President of the United States and his spouse - is what Sol Wachtler should be remembered for.

Sol Wachtler is lecturing about the "rule of law" and about "complicity" of the German judiciary and lawyers to Hitler's regime.

But, Sol Wachtler has ESTABLISHED a complicity regime in the State of New York which - had Hitler been in power - would have engaged in the same complicity.

As sycophanting of judiciary and the legal elite to Sol Watchler before and after his conviction clearly demonstrates.

I will continue publishing the inventory of Sol Wachtler The Smart Shitkicker's deeds that he needs to be remembered for.

Stay tuned.

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