Appellate Judge: Espada Jr. Can’t Be Senate President Yet

ALBANY—An appellate judge just granted a temporary restraining order preventing State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. from acting as temporary president of the New York State Senate, a post he claims to have assumed during a floor coup Monday.
I’m still waiting for the actual decision, but Mike Kink, one of the top lawyers for Senate Democrats seeking to stop Espada Jr., Tweeted the results just now from a Kingston courtroom.
Earlier this morning, an administrative judge in Rensselaer County declined to issue a temporary restraining order.  As a result, a Republican-led coalition gaveled the chamber in and out of session, but acted on no bills.

Appellate Judge: Espada Jr. Can’t Be Senate President Yet