Memorandum of Law Presented By Senator Malcolm A. Smith

Earlier today, Senator Malcolm A. Smith filed a lawsuit to enjoin Senator Pedro Espada from carrying out the functions of the Temporary Senate President.

The memorandum of law presented by plaintiff Senator Smith's counsel this morning is attached below. 

File: 
SMITHVESPADA.BRIEF_.6.11.09.pdf

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Temporary Restraining Order Issued By Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court

Justice Peters has granted the temporary restraining order Senator Smith requested. Senator Espada is restrained from exercising any powers as the President Pro Tem of the Senate, pending further order of the Supreme Court Albany County.

Please see the attached PDF for the full TRO.

File: 
Smith V Espada App Div.pdf

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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER IN RESPONSE TO THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM SHOOTING

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

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SENATOR SKELOS HONORS ROSALIE NORTON AS HIS 2009 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today honored Rosalie Norton, president of the West Hempstead Civic Association, as his 2009 Woman of Distinction.  The recipients were honored on June 10, 2009 at a reception in the Capitol Building in Albany.

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SEN. YOUNG HONORS TWO AS “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Mrs. Betty Flynn of Mount Morris and Mrs. Maclain Berhaupt  of Jamestown honored at ceremony in Albany

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LOCAL RESIDENT HONORED BY SENATOR LAVALLE

2009 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction Named

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Senator Farley Is Pleased Great Sacandaga Lake Permit Rules Put on Hold

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is pleased to announce he has heard from Governor David Paterson's office that the changes to the controversial Great Sacandaga Lake permit system have been withdrawn for the time being.

 

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Senator Adams Expresses Grief Following Shooting at the Holocaust Museum in D.C.

NYS Senator Eric Adams expresses shock and grief following the hateful and deadly attack at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC today.  Senator Adams' thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the brave security guard, Stephen Tyrone Johns, whose heroism and sacrifice will never be forgotten. 

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Senator Seward Honors "Woman of Distinction"

ALBANY, 06/11/09-- New York State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) this week honored Jackie Hinckley of Richfield Springs as the 2009 Woman of Distinction for the 51st senate district at the 12th annual senate Women of Distinction ceremony.

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SENATE LEADERS UNVEIL TAXPAYER EMPOWERMENT ACT

I recently joined Senator Dean Skelos and other Senate leaders to unveil the “Taxpayer Empowerment Act” (TEA), a five-part program that addresses the root causes of New York’s fiscal and economic problems -- spending too much and taxing too much. This plan goes to the heart of the reasons that people, businesses and jobs are leaving New York for other states.  The TEA will strictly limit taxes, spending and mandates and will increase accountability at the state and local levels. 

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