Justice Joseph Teresi ordered all 62 state senators to enter the chamber and convene an extraordinary session at 10 a.m. today. He used the words "rude, inconsiderate and egotistical."
Previous extraordinary sessions during this fight were "a fiction," Teresi said.
Republicans are planning an appeal this morning. Filing one should automatically stay Teresi's ruling.
Even in light of Teresi's order, the two sides grew further apart in their negotiating stances. David Paterson claimed a victory in the order.
Bill Hammond thinks Paterson is doing a great job with his "get tough on the Senate" strategy.
Some senators are getting an earful from constituents.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is still working on draft regulations for gas drilling in the Southern Tier.
And below, a video of Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos on the chamber floor attacking Democrats: