"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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2008 lawsuit against New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore reporting how she got to her DA position through election fraud, corruption and intimidation in which her husband and senator D'Amato reportedly participated

As promised, I have started to publish lawsuits filed against New York's Chief Judge Janet DiFiore who claims "excellence initiatives" to improve the already-excellent (in her view) court system that she heads.

Of course, Janet DiFiore, as I have revealed in multiple blogs and written testimony to the New York Senate, is not even close to being excellent, honorable, fair - moreover, the only reason why she so far escaped criminal investigations and prosecutions is her high-ranking friends, one of them Andrew Cuomo who appointed her as a quid pro quo for her saving his ass from corruption investigation, see my blog here.

Here is a lawsuit filed against her in 2008 claiming voter fraud and corruption back in her election for her position of the District Attorney of Westchester County.

A specific person indicates that he was personally threatened by DiFiore's husband, attorney Dennis Glazer, that if he does not secure an endorsement for DiFiore from Independence Party in the elections, Dennis Glazer will use his political connections and wealth to destroy him.

Guilio Cavallo complied and secured such an endorsement.  That lawsuit was on file when DiFiore was considered for her position as a Chief Judge.

No investigations were handled by state or federal authorities, attorney disciplinary committee, or the New York Senate of these serious charges filed with federal court under oath.

When criticism of the corrupt endorsement appeared in the local press, Cavallo and DiFiore reportedly met in the local eatery where DiFiore claimed that the owner of the criticizing newspaper was allegedly a member of "Albanian organized crime" and that she will "fix him" when the time comes.

At the same time, according to the statement of the owner of that newspaper in his OWN lawsuit against DiFiore,

DiFiore called the owner of the newspaper Selim Zherka and threatened him with her own and her husband's influence, yelling that the newspaper cannot touch her family and that her husband knows all U.S. Supreme Court justices by their first names and has their direct numbers.  I will post a separate blog about that lawsuit.

Cavallo then describes that he was lured into a GOP meeting where D'Amato posed threats against him in order to have him "make peace with DiFiore", including by mentionin that D'Amato's wife worked for a "powerful federal judge".

D'Amato's wife at the time was Katuria Elizabeth Smith and she worked as a clerk for Loretta A. Preska.  Judge Loretta Preska is still on the bench in the "mother ship" court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and was the court's Chief Judge for several years from 2009.

Judge Preska reportedly had an "unusually warm relationship" with her "law clerk family" - including, obviously, D'Amato's wife, which D'Amato used to threaten Giulio Cavallo.

Guilio Cavallo who, by the time of the meeting, published one article against DiFiore and wanted to publish more, was, as he reports, intimidated and did not publish any further articles.

 Here is what Guilio Cavallo claimed against DiFiore in his lawsuit:

Of course, since the lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where D'Amato's wife clerked for one of its judges, the lawsuit was doomed.

Yet, information from that lawsuit about Janet DiFiore, now Chief Judge of New York State is still on Pacer, and the public is entitled to see it.

Since Janet DiFiore is a licensed attorney, and there is no statute of limitations as to attorney discipline, she must be investigated, disbarred, taken off the bench and, likely, criminally prosecuted based on statements in these lawsuits. 

I will continue to publish lawsuits.


  1. Yes, she is corrupt and because of this was appointed as chief judge to cover up bribery and corruption below her

    1. Predictable behavior of the corrupt system that promoted her for decades.