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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A Shift in Power

Mayor Gets More

Yesterday, the State Court of Appeals ruled that the Mayor no longer has to enforce laws that he deems to be illegal, reducing the City Council's balance of power even further.

Speaker Quinn, admitting that this is indeed a setback for the Council, had this to say in The New York Times:

"What this says is if the mayor disregards our law, I have to sue first as opposed to the reverse," she said. "So that's a technical matter of who assembles their lawyers first, and you know, I hope we don't have to do that but we are fully prepared to do that if and when we have to uphold the law."

The legal professions, again, proves a good place to be!

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