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Jose A. Cabranes – 2008

Jose A. Cabranes – 2008

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Friends: 
Attached the original and three additional copies the captioned amended report for the calendar year 2008, dated August 10, 2009, including four attachments thereto (Attachments and May 13, 2009, was informed George Reynolds, Esq., Staff Counsel the Committee Financial Disclosure (Committee) that the Chair the Committee, The Honorable Bobby Baldock, had granted extension time until August 13, 2009 complete the filing this report. addition, understand that Attachment this report will effectively serve amendment financial disclosure forms for previous years with respect arguable gifts. 
 
This amended report replaces the one filed July 16, 2009 and submitted response Judge Baldocks letter dated August 2009. would pleased answer any inquiry your Committee concerning any aspect the attached material, provide your Committee with such additional information may require. 
 
JAC:jh Attachments: Indicated 
141 Church Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510 
Cabranes, Jose POSITI NS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable positions.) 
 
NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY See Attachment hereto 
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II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable agreements.) 
 
 
III. N-JNVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-14 filing instructions.) Filers Non-Investment Income 
[lJ NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
SOURCE AND TYPE INCOME 
(yours, not spouses) Spouses Non-Investment Income -If you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. (Dollar amount no/ required except for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
 SOURCE AND TYPE 2008 University Chicago Press (Royalites) 
 
2.2008 Thomson-West (Royalties) 
 
 
JV. REIMBURSEMENTS -transportation, lodging, food, entertainment 
(Includes 1hose spouse and dependenl children; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) SOURCE DATES LOCATION PURPOSE ITEMS PAID PROVIDED See Attachment hereo GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.) 	NONE (No reportable gifts.) SOURCE DESCRJPTION VALUE The Quinnipiak Club, New Haven, Lunch {at own exp ense) privilege See Attachment attached hereto 
VI. LIABILITIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 31-33 of.filing instructions.) 
[ZJ 	NONE (No reportable liabilities.) CREDITOR 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing mstructions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 14-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
 
 
 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (Indicate part Report.) 
See Attachment certify that all infonnation given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 
NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544 TIACHMENT 	Positions Trustee Columbia University, New York, Trustee the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, New York, Member the Academic Advisory Committee the Institute for Constitutional Studies, The 
George Washington University, Washington, 
Note: income any kind was derived from any the positions services activities noted this Attachment 
 
 
 
 
 
Jose Cabranes 
U.S. Circuit Judge (Second Circuit) 
July 16, 2009; Amended August 10, 2009 Yale Latino Law Students Association One meal the Yale Latino Law Students Association dinner 
IV. 	 
Columbia University 
New York, 	 
Duke Law School 
Raleigh-Durham, 	 
University Leiden Law School The Netherlands 	 
The Common Good Institute Washington, D.C. 
 
 
New Haven, 	City Bar Association New York, 
connection with being presented their Public Service Award. May 2008 One meal and the cost transportation to/from New York, 
 
connection with presentation the Henry Stimson Medal Assistant United States Attorneys the Southern and Eastern Districts New York. June 2008 ATTACHMENT 
Meals, and the cost transportation and (where indicated) lodging, and from New York connection with duties Columbia trustee each 
the following meetings the Board Trustees its committees New 
York: 
March -8, 2008 
 
October 10, 2008 
December 12-13, 2008 Qodging) 
Meals, the cost transportation to/from Raleigh-Durham, N.C., ground 
transportation and lodging connection with judging moot court. 
February 6-8, 2008 
 
Meals, the cost transportation to/from The Netherlands, ground transportation and lodging for spouse and person reporting connection with lecture The University Leiden seminar. 
March 17-23, 2008 
Meals, the cost transportation to/from Washington, D.C. and lodging connection with attendance conference The Brookings Institution. 
April 14-15, 2008 	 
American Council Trustees and Alumni New York, 
William Nelson Cromwell 
 
 
Foundation 
New York, County Lawyers Association New York, One meal connetion with the presentation the Merrill Award 
Prof. Donald Kagan Yale University 
October 17, 2008 
One meal annual meeting William Nelson Cromwell Foundation held New York, NY. 
November 2008 
One meal and the cost transportation to/ from New York, connection with presentation the Associations Charles Evan Hughes Lecture. 
November 18, 2008 
 
 
U.S. Circuit Judge (Second Circuit) 
July 16, 2009; Amended August 10, 2009 
 
ATTACHMENT Gifts 2008, and for many years since became federal judge December 1979, have benefitted from the opportunity afforded The Quinnipiack Club New Haven, Connecticut (Club) state and federal judges who work New Haven, and the Mayor the City New Haven, have lunch the Club their own Pub. No. 110-402, Section 122 Stat. 4255 (Oct. 13, 2008), Congress enacted legislation prohibiting judicial officer from accepting gift honorary club membership with value more than $50 any calendar year. This legislation was followed May 13, 2009 advisory letter regarding this legislation federal judges from the Chair the Committee Codes Conduct the Judicial Conference the United States, captioned Restrictions Honorary Club Memberships. This legislation and letter caused question for the first time whether the lunch arrangement the Club constitutes gift reportable annual Financial Disclosure Form. After careful consideration the matter, have concluded that, the circumstances presented, reporting the arrangement may appropriate. 
Under the arrangement described above have never been, nor now, member honorary member the Club. Nor have ever been entitled, now entitled, any the usual perquisites Club membership-e.g., the rights have breakfast dinner the Club; provide lodging the Club for guests; use the banquet facilities the Club. Because the luncheon arrangement described above available other group groups persons, and not available for purchase any other group, neither the Club nor are able fix value for the arrangement, much less the fair market value the arrangement. Nevertheless, the interest completeness, and light the recent legislation and the guidance the Committee Codes 
Conduct, hereby report the arrangement, despite the fact that have been unable determine how value the arrangement can determined and despite inability certain its reportability. sum, because the impossibility determining the value this arrangement, have decided discontinue this limited association with the Club, effective the date this annual Financial Disclosure Form. 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Circuit Judge (Second Circuit) 
July 16, 2009; Amended August 10, 2009 
 
ATTACHMENT 
 
VII, 16: -university pension plan since 1984. 
VII, 18: -cash value life insurance policy, which part insurance and part investment, was obtained 1998 and has been effect since then. Initially had reportable investment value. Value indicated refers investment value the policy December 31, 2007. 
VII, 22(D) Shares purchased March 19, 2007 part Peoples United Financial Inc.s initial public offering (or IPO) shares. 
See also Attachment POSJTJ NS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable positions.) See Attachment hereto 
 
 
 
JI. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) 
CX) 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable agreements.) fTl 
 
 
 
III. NON-INVESTMENT INCOME. (ReportingindivUi1U1/and spo1m;see pp. 17-24 offiling instrNctions.) Filers Non-Investment Income 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
 
(yours, not spouses) Spouses Non-Investment Income you -re married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 
(Dollar amount nol required except for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 2008 University Chicago Press (Royalites) 
2.2008 Thomson-West (Royalties) 
 
 
IV. REIMBURSEMENTS -transportation, lodging.food, entertainment 
(Includes those spouse and dependenl children; see pp. 15-17 filing ins/ructions.) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) See Attachment hereo The Quinnipiak Club, New Haven, Lunch (at own expense) privilege See Attachment attached hereto 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable liabilities.) 
 
 
 
Name Penon Reporting 
Date Report 
Cabranes, Jose 
7/J 6/2009 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, va1ue, trans11ctions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets 
(including trust assets) 
Place (X) after each asset 
Income during Gross value end 
reporting period reporting period 
(I) (2) (I) (2) (I) (2) 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g., Date 
Code (A-H) div., rent, int.) Code (J-P) Method Code buy, sell, redemption) Month-Day 
 
Transactions during reporting period 
(3) 
Value Gain Identity 
Code Code buyer/seller 
(J-P) (A-H) (if private 
transaction) Higher Education Trust None 
exempt from prior disclosure 
L___ Fidelity Asset Manager Dividend Higher Education Trust None 
Citizens Bank accounts Interest 
HSBC Savings Account Interest Closed 5/6/08 
Vanguard Money Market Account Dividend 
Vanguard REIT Index Fund Dividend Sold J0/13 Closed 13/08 
 
 
Vanguard Totatl STK MKTETF Dividend Sold 10/16 Closed 6/08 
Vanguard Value Index Fund Dividend Sold 10/14 Closed 10/14/08 
 
10. 
Vanguard Money Market Fund Dividend Buy 10/14 Opened 0/14/08 
 
11. 
Chase Interest Buy 12/17 Opened 12/17/08 
 
12. 
Evergreeen Serv. Co. Dividend 
 
13. 
Macys, f/k/a Federated Department Stores, Dividend f/k/a May Depart. 
 
14. 
WYE Wyeth Dividend Sold 1/23/09 
 
15. 
TIAA-CREF Annuity (vested) Dividend 
 
16. 
TIAA-CREF Pension None 
 
 
17. TIAA-CREF IRA None Income Gain Codes: =Sl.000 less =Sl.OOl -S2.500 S2.501  S5.000 =S5.00t -Sl5.000 =5t5,00t -S50.000 Columns and D4) =S50.00I -SI00,000 =SI00,001 -Sl,000.000 =Sl.000.001 -S5.000.000 =More than SS,000,000 Valu Codes J=S15,000orle SIS,001 -S50,000 =S50,00I  SI00,000 =SI00,001 -S250.000 
(See Columns and DJ) =S250,00I -S500,000 OzS500.001-Sl.OOO.OOO =Sl,000.001 -SS.000,000 =55,000.001 -525.000.000 =S25.ooo.001  sso.000,000 =More than S50,000,000 Value Method Codes :Appraisal =Cost (Real Esiate Only) Assessment -Cash Market 
(See Column C2) =Book Value =-Other WEstimatcd 
 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, alue, 1ransactions r1nc1udes those ofspouse and dependent children: see PP 34-60 offiling instrucrions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets (including 1rusl assets) 
Place (X) after each asset exempt from prior disclosure 
Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
reporting period reporting period 
(I) (2) (I) (2) (I) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
Amount Type (e.g., Value Value Type (e.g. Date Value Gain Identity 
Code div. rent. Code Method buy. sell. Monlh Code2 Code buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Code redemption) Day (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
(Q-W) transaction) 
 
18. Hartford Life Annuity Ins. Co. (variable None ins. policy) 
19. Nuveen Active Assets Tax-Free Trust Interest 1/3 opened /3/08 
 
20. NP! Nuveen Premium INC MUN Interest Buy 8/4 opened 8/4/08 
21. 
Nuveen Conn DVD ADV MUNI Interest Buy 1/3 opened 1/3/08 
 
22. 
PBCT Peoples United Financial Inc. Dividend 
 
23. 
See Attachment hereto 
 
 
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VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (Jndico1porlofRepon.) 
See Attachment 
 
 
 
IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions ofS U.S.C. app.  SOJ et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 
 
 
AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
 
FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E... Washington, D.C. 20544 
 
 
 
U.S. Circuit Judge (Second Circuit) July 16, 2009 
ATTACHMENT 	Positions Trustee Columbia University, New York, Trustee the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, New York, 
 
 
Member the Academic Advisory Committee the Institute for Constitutional Studies, The George Washington University, Washington, income any kind was derived from any the positions services activities noted this 
Attachment 
 
 
 
 
 
Jose Cabranes 
U.S. Circuit Judge (Second Circuit) July 16, 2009 Yale Latino Law Students Association One meal the Yale Latino Law Students Association dinner 
IV. 
New York, 	 
Duke Law School Raleigh-Durham, 
University Leiden Law School The Netherlands 	 
The Common Good Institute Washington, D.C. 
 
 
 
New Haven, 	City Bar Association New York, 
connection with being presented their Public Service Award. May 2008 One meal and the cost transportation to/from New York, 
connection with presentation the Henry Stimson Medal Assistant United States Attorneys the Southern and Eastern Districts New York. June 2008 ATTACHMENT 
Meals, and the cost trnsportation and (where indicated) lodging, and from New York connection with duties Columbia trustee each the following meetings the Board Trustees its committees New York: 
March 7-8, 2008 
October 10, 2008 
December 12-13, 2008 Oodging) 
 
Meals, the cost transportation to/ from Raleigh-Durham, N.C., ground 
transportation and lodging connection with judging moot court. 
February 6-8, 2008 
Meals, the cost transportation to/from The Netherlands, ground transportation and lodging for -person reporting connection with lecture The University Leiden seminar. 
March 17-23, 2008 
Meals, the cost transportation to/from Washington, D.C. and lodging connection with attendance conference The Brookings Institution. 
April 14-15, 2008 	 
American Council Trustees and Alumni New York, 
William Nelson Cromwell 
 
 
Foundation 
New York, County Lawyers Association New York, One meal connection with the presentation the Merrill Award Prof. Donald Kagan Yale University 
Octobr 17, 2008 One meal annual meeting William Nelson Cromwell Foundation held New York, NY. 
November 2008 One meal and the cost transportation to/ from New York, 
connection with presentation the Associations Charles Evan Hughes Lecture. November 18, 2008 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-..  Gifts 2008, and for many years since became federal judge December 1979, have benefitted from the opportunity afforded The Quinnipiack Club New Haven, Connecticut (Club) state and federal judges who work New Haven, and the Mayor the City New Haven, have lunch the Club their own Pub. No. 110-402, Section 122 Stat. 4255 (Oct. 13, 2008), Congress enacted legislation prohibiting judicial officer from accepting gift honorary club membership with value more than $50 any calendar year. This legislation was followed May 13, 2009 advisory letter regarding this legislation federal judges from the Chair the Committee Codes Conduct the Judicial Conference the United States, captioned Restrictions Honorary Club Memberships. This legislation and letter caused question for the first time whether the lunch arrangement the Club constitutes gift reportable annual Financial Disclosure Form. After careful consideration the matter, have concluded that, the circumstances presented, reporting the arrangement may appropriate. 
Under the arrangement described above have never been, nor now, member honorary member the Club. Nor have ever been entitled, now entitled, any the usual perquisites Club membership--e.g., the rights have breakfast dinner the Club; provide lodging the Club for guests; use the banquet facilities the Club. Because the luncheon arrangement described above available other group groups persons, and not available for purchase any other group, neither the Club nor are able fix value for the arrangement, much less the fair market value the arrangement. Nevertheless, the interest completeness, and light the recent legislation and the guidance the Committee Codes Conduct, hereby report the arrangement, despite the fact that have been unable determine how value the arrangement can determined and despite inability certain its reportability. sum, because the impossibility determining the value this arrangement, have decided discontinue this limited association with the Club, effective the date this annual Financial Disclosure Form. 
 
U.S. Circuit Judge (Second Circuit) July 16, 2009 
AITACHMENT 
VIII. Additional information 
VII, 37: -university pension plan since 1984. 
VII, 39: -cash value life insurance policy, which part insurance and part investment, was obtained 1998 and has been effect since then. Initially had reportable investment value. Value indicated refers investment value the policy December 31, 2007. 
 
See also Attachment