Mastro on ‘Legal Infirmities’ of Term-Limits Extension

Anti-term limits extension Council members Bill de Blasio and Letitia James decided not to appeal after a judge ruled yesterday against an injunction to stop the City Council from voting on the term-limits legislation.

Reached by phone this morning, attorney (and former Giuliani staffer) Randy Mastro said that his clients are "focusing now on the vote."

"This is not the end of the process, this is the beginning," he said. "There are many legal infirmities with what the Council is considering doing."

Mastro says there is a possibility of future legal action.

Any new litigation would be assigned to a random judge, probably not the same one who presided yesterday—Justice Jacqueline Silbermann.

Silbermann phrased yesterday's ruling to address only the narrow issue of whether or not the court could legally stop a legislative body from voting (not in this case, according to Silbermann), but did not address legal aspects of the legislation.

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