Judge Reponds to Senate Republican Motion: ‘You Need to Resolve This’

ALBANY—Judge Thomas McNamara is back, and he still doesn’t want to get involved in the State Senate leadership struggle.
After hearing an argument from Republican attorney Jack Casey, who filed a motion on behalf of State Senators George Winner and John Flanagan, McNamara declined to sign a temporary restraining order against Angelo Aponte, the Democrat-designated secretary of the senate. Casey said Aponte was obstructing the business of the chamber by withholding bill jackets and needed staff.
“This record is getting old,” McNamara, who last week declined to get involved in the issue of who is the temporary president of the State Senate, said in Supreme Court.

Judge Reponds to Senate Republican Motion: ‘You Need to Resolve This’