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New York AG Schneiderman Asks Court to Reject Challenge to Marriage Equality Law

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked a New York court on Friday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the state's marriage equality law, the AP reports:

Schneiderman New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and several other opponents of the law sued on July 25, claiming in part that the law should be nullified because the state Senate violated its own rules and the state’s open meetings law before the critical vote that led to its narrow passage.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman argued in papers filed Friday that the opponents have not been harmed by the law, don’t have standing to challenge the actions of the Senate and any procedural actions of the Senate and governor aren’t subject to judicial review.

Schneiderman has requested an October 17 hearing.

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  1. Schneiderman is right. The Senate (not the judiciary) is the judge of its own rules and procedures and how they are applied. The bigots cannot show any harm (other than teeming rage) the law has caused them. And they don't have standing to challenge. Let's hope NOM spends all their money on this frivolous lawsuit.

    Posted by: wimsy | Sep 20, 2011 8:57:10 AM


  2. Not a chance in Hell that it will be overturned!!! Good luck trying!!!

    Posted by: Jeffrey Dunivant | Sep 20, 2011 8:59:12 AM


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