New questions pertained to the ethics duties of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, Justice Anthony Kennedy of the US Supreme Court, who oversees the 9th Circuit, Circuit Judge Richard Posner, and Jewish religious leaders in view of "corruption of courts and the legal profession" in California.
Los Angeles, May 12 - following previous correspondence, pertaining to corruption and racketeering by leaders of Bet Tzedek - the Los Angeles "House of Justice", Dr Zernik forwarded to Tikkun's Rabbi Michael Lerner additional Jewish ethics questions: [[i]]
- In view of the 2010 Professional Staff Report of the UN Human Rights Council, which noted "corruption of the courts and the legal profession - in California", is Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, bound by duty to initiate corrective actions?
- Is Anthony Kennedy, Justice of the US Supreme Court, who oversees the 9th Circuit, bound by duty to initiate corrective actions?
- Is Richard Posner, US Circuit Judge, bound by duty to press his personal friends/colleagues Alex Kozinski and Anthony Kennedy to initiate corrective actions?
- Are California and US Jewish religious leaders bound by duty to press for the initiation of corrective actions?
In reply, Dr Zernik stated that all previous correspondence on the matter, both with Rabbi Lerner himself and with others was published, and copies of the publications were routinely forwarded to Rabbi Lerner. Therefore, Rabbi Lerner's surprise at this point was difficult to comprehend.
Similar questions were addressed to Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law Professor.
Similar questions were previously addressed to Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law School Professor, regarding "corruption of the courts and the legal profession' in California: [[ii],[iii]]
- Is it reasonably ethical for Anti Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham Foxman not to respond on request for opinion regarding public corruption and racketeering in the courts by leaders of the Los Angeles Jewish-legal community?
- Are US judges bound by an ethics duty to initiate corrective actions regarding "corruption of the courts and the legal profession", based on their Oaths of Office?
- Are US judges bound by an ethics duty to initiate corrective actions regarding "corruption of the courts and the legal profession", based on the Code of Conduct of US Judges?
- Is Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, bound by an ethics duty to initiate corrective actions in view of an official 2010 Professional Staff Report of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council regarding "corruption of the courts and the legal profession" in California?
- Is Anthony Kennedy, Justice of the US Supreme Court, who oversees the 9th Circuit, bound by an ethics duty to initiate corrective actions in view of an official 2010 Professional Staff Report of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council regarding "corruption of the courts and the legal profession" in California?
Institutionalized corruption of Bet Tzedek, the Los Angeles "House of Justice" - an affiliate of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation - and racketeering in the courts as the institutional culture, have been the core of Dr Zernik's writing on the subject. ADL's refusal to respond on the matter was the subject of previous questions to Rabbi Lerner and to UCLA Human Rights expert Professor Richard Steinberg.
UCLA Law School Professor Richard Steinberg, Director of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Law Project, has so far failed to respond regarding refusal of ADL National Director Foxman to respond regarding public corruption and racketeering in the courts by Los Angeles Jewish-legal community leaders. [[iv]]
The Project's mission is "to advance the cause of human rights and international justice around the world."Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner wrote:
"I know nothing about the circumstances about which you are talking, and don't want to publicly comment on Mr. Foxman because the only honest things I could say might easily bring me a law suit for slander." [[v]]
ADL was asked to opine on Dr Zernik's writing, which detailed racketeering in the courts by leaders of Bet Tzedek - the Los Angeles "House of Justice" - an affiliate of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation
Dr Zernik has recently filed a request with Mr Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti Defamation League (ADL), for ADL's opinion regarding Dr Zernik's writing, which detailed public corruption and racketeering in the courts by leaders of the Los Angeles Jewish-Legal community. Dr Zernik's writing pertains to current and former officers of BET TZEDEK - the Los Angeles "HOUSE OF JUSTICE", an affiliate organization of the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Federation. [[vi],[vii]]
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 are engaged in corruption of the courts and violations 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 such writing. 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."
Current and former senior officers of Bet Tzedek, the "House of Justice" are involved in racketeering in the courts.
Dr Zernik's writing is 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." [[viii]]
- 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 ARIEL SYNAGOGUE, VALLEY VILLAGE
LINKS[i] 11-05-10 Tikkun�s Rabbi Lerner�s Response on Additional Jewish Ethics Questions
[ii] 11-05-08 University of Chicago Law School Professor Richard Posner is asked to opine regarding ADL�s refusal to opine on corruption/racketeering in the courts by Los Angeles Jewish-legal community leaders
[iii] 11-05-09 Ethics Questions Forwarded to University of Chicago Law Professor Richard Posner
[iv] 11-05-07 Press Release - UCLA Law Professor Richard Stein Berg, A Human Rights Expert, Is Asked to Opine Regarding Human Rights in Los Angeles, California
[v] 11-05-08 Press Release: Tikkun�s Rabbi Lerner opines on refusal by ADL to respond on Public Corruption/Racketeering in the courts by Los Angeles Jewish-legal community leaders.
[vi] 11-05-05 ADL Abraham Foxman is asked to opine on allegations of Public Corruption, Racketeering in the Los Angeles Jewish Community
[vii] 11-05-05 Addendum to request for opinion by ADLs Abraham Foxman in re: Corruption/Racketeering in the Los Angeles Jewish/Legal community-s
[viii] 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)
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