Los Angeles, May 7 - UCLA Law School Professor Richard Steinberg, Director of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Law Project, has been asked to provide a legal ethics opinion. [[i]]
UCLA Law Prof Richard Steinberg is uniquely qualified to address questions of criminal justice and Human Rights in Los Angeles County, California
The requested opinion pertains to response, or lack thereof, by the Anti Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham Foxman, on request for ADL's opinion regarding alleged public corruption and racketeering in the courts by key figures in the Los Angeles Jewish-Legal community.
In his request, Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO) notes that Prof Steinberg is uniquely qualified to address the question, given that he is a law professor, with special interests in criminal justice and Human Rights, and most likely also a resident of Los Angeles County, California.
The Project's mission is "to advance the cause of human rights and international justice around the world."
ADL was asked to opine on alleged racketeering in the courts by leading figures in the Los Angeles Legal-Jewish community
Dr Zernik has recently filed a request with Mr Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti Defamation League (ADL), for ADL's opinion regarding alleged public corruption and racketeering in the courts by leading figures of the Los Angeles Jewish-Legal community. The allegations pertain to current and former officers of BET TZEDEK - the Los Angeles "HOUSE OF JUSTICE", an affiliate organization of the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Federation. [[ii],[iii]]
Dr Zernik has expressed his concern that his writing, and the positions held by such individuals, are likely to lead people to conclude that the Los Angeles Jewish community holds in high esteem, or even as its leaders, individuals, who represent the worst in any civil society - individuals who are engaged in corruption of the courts and violation of Human Rights. Moreover, Dr Zernik has pointed out the large number of readers of his writings.
In order to remove any doubts on such important matter, and knowing that ADL has a good-size legal department and considerable resources, Dr Zernik has requested a formal opinion by ADL on these allegations. With the letter, large volume of evidence has been provided to ADL.
ADL's stated mission is "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all."
The allegations are supported by opinions of fraud experts of the highest reputation, and are part of conduct that was opined in the 2010 Human Rights Council of the United Nations as "corruption of the courts and the legal profession in California". [[iv]]
Over the past several years, Dr Zernik has often written, published online, and distributed by email to a large recipient list materials, which may be deemed by some as defamatory of key Jewish organizations in Los Angeles, California:
- BET TZEDEK, the "HOUSE OF JUSTICE", and
- THE GREATER LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION, with whom it is affiliated.
- SANDOR SAMUELS, current and former President;
- DAVID PASTERNAK, former President (possibly current member of the Board of Directors)
- TERRY FRIEDMAN, former Executive Director.
- AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
- ZIEGLER SCHOOL OF RABBINIC STUDIES
- SHALHEVET SCHOOL
- ADAT ARI EL SYNAGOGUE, VALLEY VILLAGE
LINKS[i] 11-05-07 Request for UCLA Prof Richard Steinberg�s opinion on response, or lack thereof, by ADL National Director Abraham Foxman on alleged corruption, racketeering in the courts by key figures of the Los Angeles Jewish-Legal community s
[ii] 11-05-05 ADLs Abraham Foxman is asked to opine on allegations of Public Corruption, Racketeering in the Los Angeles Jewish Community
[iii] 11-05-05 Addendum to request for opinion by ADLs Abraham Foxman in re: Corruption/Racketeering in the Los Angeles Jewish/Legal community-s
[iv] 10-04-19 Human Rights Alert (NG0) submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States as incorporated into the UPR staff report, with reference to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession".
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)Human Rights Alert is dedicated to discovering, archiving, and disseminating evidence of Human Rights violations by the justice systems of the State of California and the United States in Los Angeles County, California, and beyond. Human Rights Alert focuses on the unique role of computerized case management systems in the precipitous deterioration of the integrity of the justice system in the United States.
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