Back to the Gates: Judge Will Hear Dem Challenge, But Won’t Stop Espada Today

TROY—A judge has refused to sign a temporary restraining order preventing State Senator Pedro Espada Jr., who claimed to have been elected president pro tempore of the State Senate in a coup Monday that has paralyzed state government, from discharging that office.
However, the judge did reschedule a hearing on the merits of Monday’s coup for Friday morning.
“I think the people of the State of New York are the ones suffering from this, and the people of the State of New York are the ones suffering from the failure to agree,” George B. Ceresia, an administrative judge in Rensselaer County, said.

Back to the Gates: Judge Will Hear Dem Challenge, But Won’t Stop Espada Today