More Trouble for Dems in the NY State Senate

By Sadie Bass

Jun 11, 2009 12:28pm

A New York state judge in refused to block a coup by Republican leaders from taking over the New York State Senate today.  After two state Senators defected from the Democrat to Republican party on Monday, Republicans have the 32 votes needed for a majority vote.

Immediately after the judge’s ruling, the new majority went into session without the remaining state Democrats.  Dean Skelos, now the Majority Leader, unlocked the Senate doors that have been sealed since Monday’s takeover, and the session began.

Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia refused a request from the Democrats to intervene directly, but he agreed to listen to more of their arguments. 

Chances are, this fight isn't over yet.

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