Morning Read, Upstate: Ravitch Blocked

Supreme Court Justice William LaMarca issued an injunction that will prevent Richard Ravitch from acting as lieutenant governor until a hearing in August.
LaMarca wrote that Republicans bringing the suit established a “likelihood of success.” David Paterson’s spokesman vowed an appeal.
Colin Powell brought motivation, traffic jams, to Albany.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, in an anti-obesity initiative, released a study showing that upstaters are more svelte than downstaters.
National Republicans will start running ads that Darrel Aubertine won’t like.
There are other attacks in the district, including against one Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava, alleging her brother’s business has failed to pay taxes.

Morning Read, Upstate: Ravitch Blocked