Should Elena Sassower have been found guilty &
sentenced to 6 months in jail for
“Disruption of Congress”?

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Were her First Amendment Rights Violated???


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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, respectfully requested ‘to testify’
to put on record the opposition of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc.
to President Bush’s nomination of NY Court of Appeals Judge,
Richard Wesley, for a lifetime Federal judgeship.

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, respectfully waited through two hours of speeches
in favor of the nominee until Chairman Senator Saxby Chambliss
adjourned the May 22, 2003 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s  Judicial Confirmation,
a Public Hearing without asking if anyone else present wished to be heard.
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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, then said:
“Mr. Chairman, there’s citizen opposition to Judge Wesley based on his documented
corruption as a
New York Court of Appeals judge. May I testify?”

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, within seconds, was removed by the D.C. Capitol Police
from the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Room, hands cuffed behind her back,
arrested and incarcerated for 21 hours.

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorneys’ Office
and on April 20, 2004 was found ‘guilty of Disruption of Congress’
after a week-long Kangaroo Trial[1] before
Superior Court Judge Brian F. Holeman at 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C,

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, on June 28, 2004, was sentenced to six months in jail
by D.C. Superior Court Judge Brian F. Holeman,
for refusing to buckle when he trampled
on her Constitutional & First Amendment Rights.

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, refused to accept Judge Holeman’s cruel and
unusual conditions for her release which were as follows:
(1) Two years probation;
(2) Cease all electronic, verbal and other communication with
her NY Senators  Schumer and Clinton for two years;
(3) 400 hours of community service in Washington, D.C. and New York,
(4) Exclusion from all Capitol office buildings for two years;
(5) Reporting all her activities on behalf of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc.
for two years in tenths of an hour;
(6) “Letters of apology” expressing how remorseful she was, to Judge Wesley, as well as
NY Senators Schumer and Clinton.

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, consulted with her legal advisor, Mark Goldstone;
who advised her that these conditions “would infringe on her rights of free speech."

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, refused Judge Holeman’s terms.
Thus it happened, a judge in our nation’s capitol
doubled the three month jail sentence he initially announced and gave her
the six month maximum, plus a $500 fine, and a
$250 fine payable to the Victims of Violent Acts Fund. Ironically, it was
U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, who was the only victim of a violent act.

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, after being denied a requested stay and no bail being set,
was ordered by Judge Holeman to be taken into custody.
She was immediately seized and locked up by U.S. marshals in the D.C. Capitol jail.

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, immediately started serving her six month sentence
although Mafia felons like John Gotti get 30 days to settle their affairs
before beginning to serve time.

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, began her sentence in our nation’s capitol;
sentenced by a court in our nation’s capital
just in time to “enjoy” our nation’s Independence Day Weekend.

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower’s legal advisor, Mark Goldstone, who sat at the counsel table throughout the trial and sentencing, commented:
"seemed reminiscent of the old Soviet Union....
These are conditions you put on someone who attacks a senator with a knife."

 

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U.S. Citizen, Elena Sassower, now a political prisoner, is known as #301-340.
 She is in the D.C. Capitol Jail at 1901 E Street SE, Washington, D.C., 20003

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[1] Kangaroo court. Term descriptive of a sham legal proceeding in which a person’s rights are totally disregarded and in which the result is a foregone conclusion because of the bias of the court. – Black’s Law Dictionary

 

 

Where in the below “Standing Rules of the Senate”
does it say a citizen who asks a question at a public hearing in the Senate should be arrested?

Standing Rules of the Senate -- Chapter 26: Committee Procedure

5.(B)(6)(d) Whenever disorder arises during a committee meeting that is open to the public, or any demonstration of approval or disapproval is indulged in by any person in attendance at any such meeting, it shall be the duty of the Chair to enforce order on his own initiative and without any point of order being made by a Senator. When the Chair finds it necessary to maintain order, he shall have the power to clear the room, and the committee may act in closed session for so long as there is doubt of the assurance of order.

 

Where in the below “D.C. Code a/k/a ‘Disruption of Congress’”
does it say a citizen who asks a question at a
Congressional public hearing should be arrested?

10 D.C. Code Section 503.16(b)(4) . . . (b) It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons willfully and knowingly:****  (4) To utter loud, threatening, or abusive language, or to engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct, at any place upon the United   States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings with intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of any session of the Congress or either House thereof, or the orderly conduct within any such building of any hearing before, or any deliberations of any committee or subcommittee of the Congress or either House thereof.

 

When did Congress amend the following words in
OUR First Amendment?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

 

Sassower was Arrested, Incarcerated,
Tried, Convicted & Sentenced

May 22, 2003 -- After the official Senate Judiciary Committee hearing ended, Sassower asked: “Mr. Chairman, there’s citizen opposition to Judge Wesley based on his documented corruption as a New York Court of Appeals judge.  May I testify?”

Instead of a humane or ethical reply of either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ the Chairman, Senator Saxby Chambliss, condoned Sassower’s removal by the Capitol Police. .

Sassower then twice asked: Are you directing that I be arrested?”

There was no response from Senator Saxby Chambliss who upon exiting the backdoor of the “hearing” room a few minutes later, saw Sassower in handcuffs; he walked right past her without saying a word.

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United States of America v. Elena Ruth Sassower, M-04113-03
 

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Chronicle of important dates of some of the written requests

Elena Sassower, on behalf of the non-partisan, non-profit citizens’ organization, Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc. (CJA), wrote to related to judicial confirmation hearing opposing President Bush's Nomination of New York Court of Appeals Judge Richard C. Wesley to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Full text of all documentation is available at the Center for Judicial Accountability’s website entitled: “Paper Trail Documenting the Corruption of Federal Judicial Selection/Confirmation and the Criminal Case it Spawned.”
 

March 14, 2003 -- Elena Sassower wrote to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee requesting to testify at the Committee’s judicial confirmation hearing in opposition to President Bush’s judicial nominee, Judge Richard Wesley. There was no response.
 

March 19, 2003 – Letter to Senator Schumer requesting a meeting to discuss CJA’s opposition to Judge Wesley’s confirmation. There was no response.
 

April 23, 2003 – Wrote to Senator Schumer repeating request for info and a meeting. There was no response.
 

April 23, 2003 – Wrote to Senator Hillary Clinton following up two telephone calls of March 19 and 26, 2003 requesting information and a meeting. There was no response.
 

May 5, 2003 -- Written requests to testify sent to: Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee – There was no response.
 

May 19, 2003 – Repeating written request to testify or to have written objections to Judge Wesley’s confirmation made a part of the record -- sent to: Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee – There was no response.
 

May 21, 2003 – Senator Hillary Clinton 's counsel requested that the Capitol Police “get involved” because the Senator did not understand why she [Sassower] continued to contact her office. Detective Zimmerman identified this as behavior “bordering on harassment."
 

May 21, 2003 – Confirmation letter of recitation related to the Capital Police contact was sent to Home-State Senator Charles E. Schumer with copies to President George W. Bush, Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Ranking Member Patrick J. Leahy, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton & Capitol Police Detective Zimmerman.

Summary of above noted letter: The alleged “continued contact” with Senator Clinton’s office, “consisted of two phone messages left for the Senator’s Chief of Staff, Tamara Luzzatto (202-224-4451), the first one at 4:27 p.m. yesterday and the second at 9:43 this morning.”
 

May 22, 2003 – Memo to Committee Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Leahy reinforcing the urgency of their personal supervisory oversight of the May 22, 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee public hearings. There was no response.
 

May 22, 2003 -- As the Senate Judiciary Committee Public Hearing on the confirmation of Richard Wesley was adjourned by Chairman Chambliss, Elena Sassower rose and politely spoke these words : “Mr. Chairman, there’s citizen opposition to Judge Wesley based on his documented corruption as a New York Court of Appeals judge “May I testify?”
 

Instead of a humane or ethical reply of either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ the Chairman, Senator Saxby Chambliss permitted the Capitol Police to physically seize her and remove her from the Chamber.  
 

Sassower then twice asked Senator Chambliss: Are you directing that I be arrested?”
 

There was no response from Senator Saxby Chambliss, who upon exiting the backdoor of the “hearing” room a few minutes later, saw Elena Sassower in handcuffs and; walked right past her without a word.

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All persons have the First Amendment Right to condemn:

  • Presidential nominations of unfit candidates for Federal judgeships

  • Legislative police tactics

  • Judicial tyranny

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Send emails and letters of protest,
with copies to the media and the
Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc.
to:

  • The President of the United States

  • Attorney General John Ashcroft

  • The Senate and House Judiciary Committees
    and your own representatives

 

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