‘This Mess Is Worse Than Ever’

ALBANY—Apparently, the court decision that both sides in the State Senate leadership struggle were waiting for has changed nothing.
Both sides claimed victory when Justice Thomas McNamara dismissed a suit filed last week by the Democrats, a suit which would have declared Malcolm Smith (still!) the majority leader and president pro tempore in the Senate. Democrats said they would not appeal the ruling, and once again reiterated their desire to work out some sort of power-sharing agreement. Once again, the Republicans demurred, claimed the 32-30 vote taken last week was valid and held a “session” without enough members to pass any legislation.

‘This Mess Is Worse Than Ever’