On Friday, June 26, Governor Paterson sued all 62 Senators, asking Justice Joseph Teresi to issue a writ of mandamus ordering the Senate to convene with a quorum for extraordinary session.
The case is returnable on Monday, June 29 at 4PM.
A copy of petitioner's papers are available here.
Governor Paterson's lawsuit against all 62 members of the Senate was heard by Justice Joseph Teresi on Monday, June 29, 2009. The judge issued an order requiring all members of the Senate "to convene into session as one group consistent with the Senate Rules on June 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM.
A copy of the order is available here.
A copy of papers submitted by respondents from the Senate Democratic Conference are available here.
A copy of papers submitted by respondents from the Senate Republican Conference and Senator Espada will be posted as soon as they are made available.
A copy of papers submitted by Governor Paterson are available here.
Counsel for respondents from the Senate Republican Conference and Senator Espada have announced their intention to appeal the ruling and invoke an automatic stay of Justice Teresi's order; this site will be updated upon future action in the case.
The appeal filed by the Senate Republican Conference and Senator Espada and the related invocation of an automatic stay will be held by Justice Bernard Malone in the Appellate Division, Third Department on June 30, 2009.
Copies of appellate papers are available here.