Dems Get Restraining Order To Force NY Senate To Continue To Do Nothing
And round and round and round we go.
A day of legal and legislative drama concluded with ousted Democratic Majority Leader Malcolm Smith obtaining a temporary restraining order declaring him to be the chamber's majority leader and president pro tempore. Smith's legal relief may be short-lived: A state Supreme Court judge will hear arguments from both sides in the four-day-old battle for the state Senate on Friday morning. The order was issued after 5 p.m. -- about six hours after the Senate members currently claiming those titles, Republican Dean Skelos and breakaway Democrat Pedro Espada, managed to fight their way past an angry crowd of protesters to take part in a brief but memorable Senate session.Renegade Sen. Hiram Monserratte is reportedly considering undefecting back to the Democratic side of the aisle. He refused to take part in today's session, leaving the GOP short of a quorum and unable to continue. Not that anything could have been voted on as today's bills were locked in a desk and somebody had hidden the keys. SRSLY.
And now, a restraining order with the clock tick-tocking down on marriage equality. A least the hearing is tomorrow morning.