Randy Mastro’s lawsuit against City Councilmember Debi Rose and the Working Families Party has officially been settled, with Rose paying the W.F.P. more money for services they provided during the campaign. Notably, there is no admission that the organization did anything wrong.
Rose will pay the W.F.P. about $8,000 Read More
At the suggestion of a reader, I’ve been comparing the campaign expense reports filed by Debi Rose and Ken Mitchell in the City Council campaign, which are now the subject of a lawsuit on Staten Island.
The lawsuit, filed by Randy Mastro, alleges that Rose received an unfair advantage from the Working Families Party because Read More
Bill Thompson and others just spoke to reporters outside City Hall, saying they hoped to persuade the federal Justice Department to block last year’s term-limits extension, which they say will have a “chilling” effect on minorities running for office.
Tomorrow is the soonest the D.O.J. could issue a decision on whether the term-limits extension unfairly Read More
During a recent appearance by Rudy Giuliani on CNN, a box flashed under his orange tan and orange tie identifying him first as "Fmr. GOP Presidential Candidate" and then "Fmr. New York City Mayor."
Mr. Giuliani is in danger of being a permanent "Fmr."
If he wants to have a public future outside of Read More
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 Read More
The New York City Bar Association just released a statement opposing the term-limits legislation that the City Council is considering. According to the A.B.A., Michael Bloomberg’s plan would undermine the public’s confidence in the legislative process.
From the statement:
"It would indeed be a tall order to convince New Yorkers that in taking this Read More
The idea that the Wall Street crisis makes a third term for Michael Bloomberg more appealing to voters sounds familiar to Randy Mastro, a former deputy mayor who served under Rudy Giuliani.
"Looking back at historical precedents, the same argument was made after 9/11 when Rudy Giuliani was in office," Mastro said Read More
Rudy Giuliani is not the first person many conservatives would have picked to deliver the keynote address at the Republican convention later this month, but given the uphill battle many of them see John McCain facing in November, it appears to be a choice they can live with.
"Maybe in other years I’d be more Read More
Earlier this afternoon, a diverse cast of politicians gathered in front of the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue to protest the Bloomberg administration’s plan to reopen and expand the downtown jail. (It was the Bloomberg administration that closed it back in 2003, due to high costs).
Councilman and Read More