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  • Scalia slams 'chaos' of law bagging Bruno & Blago

     
    Last week, following up John Riley???s earlier critique of the criminal case against former Sen. Joseph Bruno, we cited the years of contention that has surrounded the ???honest services??? fraud statute and how flexibly federal prosecutors use it. On.......
  • Panel: Ex-op Dopp opts to drop suit v. ethic cops

     
    Walter Ayres of the state's public-integrity commission just put out an unusually pugnacious press statement saying that commission nemesis Darren Dopp -- who's refused to appear before it saying its Spitzer-related probe was a fix -- has dropped his........
  • In Albany, a green light is due on red-light cameras

     
    The Long Island counties??? bid to raise revenue with red-light surveillance cameras may clear a first state legislative hurdle Monday. Last year, upstate Assemb. David Gantt's measure would have mandated a technology ex-Sen. Joseph Bruno now sells....
  • Ex-Sen. Joe Bruno: 'Desperate search of a crime'

     
    Former Bill Clinton lawyer Abbe Lowell has filed a motion to dismiss the pending indictment of former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, declaring: "The government has filed an indictment in desperate search of a crime." The motion, available...
  • Capitol coup winners: LI's clout, NYC defectors, Indies

     
    Many movers and shakers on Long Island will say that the restoration of GOP conference power in the state Senate, headed by Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), will bolster the clout of the counties and help LI's share of the......
  • Senate split: 'Two votes' for Espada a power posture

     
    Putative Senate president pro-tem Pedro Espada (D-R-?) said the other day he can break chamber deadlocks because he can vote twice in the event of a tie, being both a senator and the lieutenant governor under the Constitution. This same......
  • Senate split: Time for the steel cage?

     
    Players in this State Senate standoff might wish to take a cue from New Mexico, where the law says that if an election is tied, the winner is chosen by a game of chance. Five-card stud, a simple high-card......
  • Senate split: How relevant is Roger, really?

     
    Last week, the Times quoted Independence Party operative Steve Pigeon as saying that Roger Stone, the famous and flamboyant self-promoting Republican NIxon-Reagan-Dole dirty trickster, knew in advance of the unfolding Republican coup that has taken hold...
  • Senate split: It's just business....

     
    Tom Precious of the Buffalo News suggests that this standoff needs to be settled in Family Court. Pretty good idea. But politics equals business at the Capitol. So we're taking the state Senate story line in the direction of......
  • Senate split: Paterson's end game

     
    Trying to figure out Gov. David Paterson???s end game has become an Albany pastime. But in this crisis it seems clear he is determined to push the month-long, first-of-its kind state Senate deadlock toward a resolution in court. And......
  • Senate split: What's it all mean for Deadlock Dean?

     
    Viewing the drama from afar, many will see this as Republican Senate leader Dean Skelos' famous Albany power play -- one that sent the house's reputation from the basement to the sub-basement. "Sorry, but Skelos signed up with skells.......