Against Ousted Bronx Pol Andy King
Proceeds in SDNY With Discovery Extended
Russell Lee, Patreon
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Oct 28 – Back in December
2020, with a legal filing full
of misspellings asking to
enjoin an election or its
results, a dozen constituents
of ousted New York City
Council member Andy King asked
a Federal judge for a
restraining order. It was
District Court for the
Southern District of New York
Judge Valerie E. Caproni, in a
proceeding covered by Inner
City Press, asked how the
plaintiffs had standing.
(King's own lawsuit against
the City Council for ousting
him 48-2 for misconduct had
Caproni declined to issue a
preliminary injunction in
Marchant et al v. De Blasio et
al., 20-cv-10544 (Caproni).
April 12, fellow SDNY Judge Paul A. Crotty
held a proceeding in the case King v. City
of New York, 20-cv-8283 (Crotty). He gave
King's lawyer Pamela Hayes two weeks to file
more papers. She asked for three.
said he was not inclined, but then relented.
He gave three weeks but said if the papers
are not in, he will dismiss the case. That
case is King v. City
of New York, 20-cv-8283 (Crotty).
On May 27,
SDNY Judge Edgardo Ramos held a proceeding
in a case against King, by former staffer
Shana Melius for retaliation. The NYC City
Council was refusing to produce documents
unless ordered by a court. So ordered.
On October 28,
Judge Ramos held another proceeding in this
case. He was amazed that some discovery
remained to be done, but gave a brief
extension for it to happen..
This case is
Melius v. New York City Council et al.,
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