If Ravitch Is Restrained, Paterson Sees Him in a Volunteer Role

ALBANY—Supreme Court Justice William LaMarca issued a ruling Tuesday night that prevents Richard Ravitch from serving as lieutenant governor, at least until a higher court hears the case.
“The court concludes that plaintiffs have established a likelihood of success on the merits for their claim that neither the constitution nor legislative enactment authorized the governor to make the appointment,” LaMarca wrote in a 20-page decision. “The court is convinced that this is the rare case in which a preliminary injunction enjoining an act of the governor of the state is appropriate.”
Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, who brought the suit challenging the appointment, said it was the “right decision.

If Ravitch Is Restrained, Paterson Sees Him in a Volunteer Role