ALBANY—Everyone expected that there would be legal action if David Paterson moved to enact bills passed during the coffee-run coup. Apparently that wasn’t necessary to trigger a suit.
State Senator Darrel Aubertine, a Watertown Democrat, filed suit against several Assembly staffers for not performing what he asserts is a “ministerial” duty of sending along the bills to Paterson’s office. He is seeking a court order called a “writ of mandamus” to try to compel them to do so.
While Paterson has said he does not think the bills should become law because they are “disputed,” Democrats in the
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