News from the Law Offices
of Anthony P. X. Bothwell
350 Bay Street, Suite 100 PMB314, San Francisco, CA 94133-1966 Tel.
November 22, 2004 Vol. VI / No.5
 RUSSIANS HEAR AMERICAN IDEAS ON FIGHTING CORRUPTION;
PUTIN FOE WAS JAILED ON CHARGES CALLED TRUMPED-UP
 FROM PIERRE SALINGER'S LIBRARY: TIPS FOR PRESIDENTS
 PATRIOT ACT AND POST-9/11 REFORM PROPOSALS DEBATED
 POW-WOW DOWN UNDER HEARS CASE FOR INDIAN TREATIES
 AIRLINE PILOTS, IN APPEAL, SAY FAVORITISM MOTIVATED
 BOTHWELL LAW OFFICES SERVE DIVERSE CLIENTS
 RUSSIANS HEAR AMERICAN
IDEAS ON FIGHTING CORRUPTION;
PUTIN FOE WAS JAILED ON CHARGES CALLED TRUMPED-UP
Sandy Saunders and John Pappalardo – Washington, DC attorneys
for Russian billionaires Mikhail Khordokovsky and Alexander Lebedev,
and MENATEP Ltd., in matters related to Yukos Oil Co. – will address
a delegation of prominent Russian anticorruption lawyers 11/22 in a
San Francisco seminar chaired by Atty. Tony Bothwell. Khordokovsky was
jailed on trumped-up tax charges because he funded anti-Putin political
parties, Saunders told an American Bar Association session 8/9 in Atlanta.
Laurence Kornfeld, San Francisco's chief building inspector, addressed
a delegation of leading Russian architects 11/8 in an anticorruption
seminar Bothwell led. Architect Dick Ling, engineering group leader
responsible for architectural code compliance at Lawrence Livermore
Nat'l Lab, and Kalina Wong, retired as Lab group leader who monitored
compliance with federal regulation of nuclear and toxic materials, also
spoke. The Russian delegations were brought to the Bay Area by the Center
for Citizen Initiatives and Rotary clubs.
 FROM PIERRE SALINGER'S LIBRARY:
TIPS FOR PRESIDENTS
Pierre Salinger, JFK's press secretary (who died 10/16 in Le Thor, France)
had donated several books to John F. Kennedy University Library, which
in 2003 sold them to the Bothwell law firm.
In a 1961 Christmas gift (a copy of The Presidents and the Press, a
1947 book by James Pollard), Bill Hillman inscribed: "To President
John F. Kennedy / A reminder, needless perhaps but historic and inevitable
in the future, of the rough road the press too often guarantees the
President of the United States." Pollard's chapter on George Washington
said, "With the onset of the Revolution, he found the press an
important source of military information. But he was concerned with
the indiscretions of the patriot press in disclosing information to
the British. …. Washington came to the end of his days apparently
still a believer in the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights….
But despite his own lofty detachment, he had suffered both in his public
and in his private life from the exercise of those freedoms."
San Francisco journalist Liz Cunningham gave Salinger a copy of her
1995 book, Talking Politics: Choosing the President in the Television
Age, signed with a note, "To Pierre Salinger – with many
thanks & much admiration." Her book quoted Salinger's call
for presidential campaign reform: "I would eliminate…advertising
on television or radio, because I think that the advertising has been
turned into strictly negative advertising, and I don't think that is
a useful way of running a campaign…. And then I would change the
whole system of debate. I would put in the European debate, where two
candidates sit opposite each other and debate each other."
 PATRIOT ACT AND POST-9/11 REFORM
Joel Cohen, ex-N.Y. federal prosecutor, noted the 9/11 Report documented
inept performance of U.S. officials. But he defended Bush antiterror
policies – except those struck down by the courts, which, he said,
"shows our system works." Nicholas Cowdery, an Australian
prosecutor, noted it took three years for U.S. courts to find unconstitutional
parts of the USA Patriot Act. Atty. Tony Bothwell urged that "a
more effective way to make us safer" would be "competent enforcement
of the laws that existed before 9/11 and competent analysis of available
intelligence – instead of warrantless searches, imprisonment without
charges, and inadequate funding for counterterror efforts and first
responders." They spoke to a lawyers' meeting 10/26 in Auckland,
 POW-WOW DOWN UNDER HEARS CASE FOR
U.S. treaties with Native American Indian nations should be enforced
in accord with Art. VI of the U.S. Constitution and Art. 26 of the Vienna
Convention on the Law of Treaties, Atty. Tony Bothwell said in a paper
presented 10/26 at the International Bar Association's 2004 meeting
in Auckland. The Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, for example, said South
Dakota Sioux land "shall be and the same is set apart for the absolute
and undisturbed use and occupation of the Indians." Bothwell, a
John F. Kennedy School of Law professor, noted, "By the time European
explorers began arriving along the Atlantic seaboard, Native American
nations…already possessed the attributes of sovereign, independent
states under international law as it then existed." The session
also heard from experts on Canadian, Australian and New Zealand indigenous
 AIRLINE PILOTS, IN APPEAL, SAY FAVORITISM
"It remains undisputed that the FAA has not identified a single
airline accident anywhere in the world attributable to pilot age,"
said counsel for 12 pilots asking for rehearing en banc on a D.C. federal
circuit panel's denial of exemption from age 60 retirement. "FAA
officials, including two Federal Air Surgeons, have conceded that there
never was any safety or medical basis for the agency's no-exemptions
policy, and that its sole intended purpose was economic favoritism for
members of the industry they are supposed to regulate," the pilots'
lawyers said in a petition filed 11/9. The pilots are represented by
Attys. Tony Bothwell and Jim Klimaski in Washington, D.C.
 BOTHWELL LAW OFFICES SERVE DIVERSE
The Bothwell law firm has won cases against multibillion-dollar government
agencies and large corporations. Currently we represent clients in whistleblower
retaliation cases in San Francisco and Livermore, and discrimination
cases in San Francisco, Fresno, Modesto and the nation's capital. We
have assisted clients dealing with federal tax collectors in Beverly
Hills, injury accidents in San Francisco, and human rights issues in
Austria and Guatemala.
ANTHONY P. X. (TONY) BOTHWELL, Esq. – Member:
The State Bar of California, Bar of the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of California, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the District of Columbia Circuit, American Bar Assn. (2003 delegate
to the International Court of Justice, The Hague), National Lawyers
Guild (chair, Native American Indian Affairs Committee), American Bar
Association, International Bar Association (Human Rights Institute),
U.S. Holocaust Museum, Southern Poverty Law Center (Leadership Council).
Academe: Georgetown Univ. School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S.; Boston
Univ. School of Public Communication, M.S.; John F. Kennedy Univ. School
of Law, J.D.; Golden Gate Univ. School of Law, LL.M. summa cum laude.
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