A judge has at least temporarily stopped a restraining order blocking Richard Ravitch from serving as New York Gov. David Paterson’s lieutenant governor.
Justice Pricilla Hall of the Appellate Division Second Department in Brooklyn on Wednesday stayed an injunction issued the day before. Both sides believe the case will ultimately reach the New York state Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.
A spokesman for Paterson says they’re confident the courts will confirm Ravitch.
An attorney for the Republicans, who filed the restraining order, says the decision only gives the governor more time before Ravitch is rejected.
Paterson appointed the former head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, earlier this month to break a monthlong leadership deadlock in the state Senate. unconstitutional.