For those that don't remember last January the JDOPEs from JJOKE denied applications for exemptions from groups that did not want to disclose the source of their funding. At that time I blogged how stupid the JJOKE commissioners were and that I could not wait to see the dissents and commission opinion explaining why the exemptions were denied. I also predicted NYCLU would kick JJOKE's ass if they brought an Article 78 claiming JJOKE was arbitrary and capricious.
Turns out it was even easier than that. A hearing officer hearing the appeal by the groups that were denied ruled that JJOKE . . . JDOPE . . . JCOPE was clearly in error in denying the applications and that was based only on the record because JJOKE didn't bother to submit any additional information, no opinion other than the "we do what we want pronouncement" no written dissents nothing. Your tax dollars at work.
The hearing officers decision was the equivalent of a bitch slap to Horwitz and the rest of the legal geniuses that engineered this fiasco. Smart NY lawyers, the smartest guys in the room DOPES one and all.
And you have to love Milgram's comment once they found him and the 2nd floor told him to comment. He said this is the first time that JCOPE has been overturned. WOW hey Milgram you asshole it's also the first time anyone appealed one of your decisions. But I've got a hunch it won't be the last.
Do you think that anyone at tomorrows meeting will discuss this public beatdown? My guess is all the smart NYC lawyers just act like it never happened.
I'd love to see and hear Horwitz Weismann Levine Hormozi etc justify this stunning proof of their lack of legal acumen.
Hope springs eternal when it comes to JJOKE