By Sam Foster
Last night I received the following press release regarding a potential appeal to Judge Larimer's ruling with regards to the date that Gov. Patterson has announced for the 29th Congressional District special election.
On Friday, June 4, 2010, Federal Court Judge David Larimer issued his Decision in Fox et al. v. Paterson, wherein the plaintiffs sought a prompt Special Election for the 29th Congressional District.
Judge Larimer held that Governor Paterson has a mandatory duty, as required by the U.S. Constitution, to proclaim a Special Election, but that he does not have to issue a proclamation, under New York Law, at any time prior to the date, which will allow the Special Election to be held on the same date as the General Election for that congressional seat --- 11/2/10.
The residents of the 29th District, therefore, will not have a representative in Congress until possibly 11/3/10 at the earliest.
Counsel is reviewing the Decision to determine the appropriateness and viability of an appeal.
There will be no further comment at this time.
I hope that I will be able to provide you a prompt update on whether or not there will be an appeal as soon as possible. Please bookmark this site for further developments.