The Man Who Oversees Himself
Unanswered Letters to Richard Emery in his Capacity as Member of the Commission on Judicial Conduct (CJC).
These letters request that Emery be recused from the CJC's deliberations regarding judges accused of illicitly favoring lawyers with an intimate relationship to Emery.
None of these letters was ever answered.
When I approached the State Ethics Commission (the only agency with jurisdiction over the CJC) about the CJC's misconduct, I discovered that Richard Emery was also serving on the that Commission.
It is common sense that a person cannot serve on a commission while also serving on the agency overseeing that commission.
I didn't even bother asking the SEC Richard Emery to investigate or sanction the CJC Richard Emery.
Only a supremely corrupt person would occupy both positions simultaneously, because supervising oneself represents the ultimate conflict of interest in Government.
In either a monumental misjudgment or an indicator of foul play, Mayor Bill DeBlasio recently appointed Emery to lead another critical oversight agency, the notoriously dysfunctional CCRB. Who is advising DeBlasio on his hiring decisions?