Democrats Want the Judge to Go Back in Time; Republicans Want Him to Freeze It

ALBANY—Asked by a judge to settle their dispute internally, the competing sides of a leadership struggle in the State Senate

ALBANY—Asked by a judge to settle their dispute internally, the competing sides of a leadership struggle in the State Senate emerged from a closed-door negotiating session agreeing that they can’t stop bickering until the judge himself weighs in.
“We talked, but we have decided that we need the judicial decision from Judge McNamara tomorrow morning,” State Senator Pedro Espada Jr., a Democrat who Republicans consider to be the chamber’s duly elected president pro tempore. “We need judicial intervention, we need judicial clarity.”
The Republicans filed a motion last Friday asking that the lawsuit–pending before Justice Thomas McNamara–which was filed by the Democrats,

Democrats Want the Judge to Go Back in Time; Republicans Want Him to Freeze It