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GOP Fights Anti-Corruption Commission in Court

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Republicans in the Senate who are targets of subpoenas by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission are fighting back in court.

The subpoenas were sent by the Moreland Commission to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee, as well as the campaign committees of Democrats, seeking internal documents and emails.

The Senate GOP has filed a challenge in Supreme Court, claiming it's not fair to compel Republicans to hand over documents outlining their political campaign strategies to a commission appointed by a Democratic governor. 

A spokeswoman for the Moreland Commission says commissioners do have the "full legal authority" to issue subpoenas, and predicts they will "prevail" in court.

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