ALBANY—Power sharing? In Albany?
A state Supreme Court justice this morning told Republicans and Democrats battling over the leadership of the State Senate to work it out, and Democratic lawyers said they were moving toward an "unprecedented" power-sharing agreement.
But there is useful precedent elsewhere.
As Justin Phillips, a political science professor Read More
ALBANY—Justice Thomas McNamara, anticlimactically, ordered the warring parties in a leadership struggle for the State Senate to continue negotiating.
"As a matter of public policy, you guys should work this out so I'm directing you to go across the street and do that and report back to me at 1 o'clock," he said. "There are Read More
ALBANY—Michael Cherkasky, the man David Paterson appointed to lead the embattled Commission on Public Integrity as he seeks to dissolve it, just issued a statement "respectfully" saying the governor was wrong to call for the commissioners to resign.
"After my full review, I respectfully submit, however, that the Governor's request should be withdrawn," Cherkasky Read More
Tom Suozzi’s campaign made the claim today that Eliot Spitzer essentially put the Nassau police union up to suing Suozzi, an argument they base on the fact that Richard Emery and his law firm — also the PBA’s lawyers — have ties to Spitzer.
Between the PBA, whose hostility to Suozzi is legendary, and Read More
Richard Emery recently got a check for $190,000 from Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. That’s in addition to the $100,000 that the Mayor already sent him. The New York Civil Liberties Union’s checks from Mr. Giuliani run into the six figures. The Center for Constitutional Rights has collected $56,000. Ronald Kuby figures he has gotten more than Read More