Sheldon Silver's Lawsuit

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 02:57 PM


A reader (thank you!) sends over this lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court recently, where Sheldon Silver, the powerful Assembly Speaker, is trying to keep a Republican opponent, Joan Lipp, off the ballot.

The lawsuit is after the jump.


Silver Suit


More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [3]

Patsnyc from NYC

Bottom line is the voters in Sheldon Silver's district have been denied a choice and a voice in the NYS Assembly. Silver has pulled this stunt repeatedly. He is well funded and has a staff assigned to doing just what he has achieved....denying NYC voters a choice. No choices = No Voices, and that is exactly how Silver likes it. 41% of Silver's district are Chinese Americans, many who do not read or write English. Yet, the NYS Board of Elections does not allow the petitions to be printed in Chinese, thereby dienfranchising the Chinese vote. Democrats cry Republicans are disenfranchising the black and hispanic vote, but have no trouble disenfranchising the GOP and in particular Chinese American voters.
Why not let the voters have a choice as to who will go to the NYS Assembly?

Jul. 19 2012 10:13 AM
Mike from LES

Every politician does this. If you can't keep yourself in the election and don't know how to run a campaign you should not be allowed to run plain and simple.

Jul. 23 2010 09:39 AM
J. Myrle Fuller from Little Valley, NY

"I am Sheldon Silver. I must not be opposed."

This is what we call BAD FAITH.

Jul. 22 2010 08:23 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.


About Azi Paybarah



Supported by