THE FLACKS REPORT [1 January 2009]
New York State Court of Appeals
Albany, New York
Case #226 Decided December 29, 2008
In the Matter of the consideration of the suspension of the Hon. Nora S. Anderson, from the office of Surrogate, New York County, pursuant to New York state Constitution, Article 6, section 22 and Judiciary Law section 44, subd. 8.
On the Court's own motion, it is determined that the Honorable Nora S. Anderson is suspended, with pay, from the office of Surrogate, New York County, effective January 1, 2009, pursuant to NY Constitution, article VI, sect. 22 and Judiciary Law sect. 44(8).
Judges Ciparick, Graffeo, Read, Smith, Pigott and Jones concur. Chief Judge Kaye took no part.
Nora Anderson is suspended, with pay, from the Surrogate, N.Y. County, position until the pending charges against her are resolved, one way or another. A judge will be appointed in January, 2009, by the Office of Court Administration to fill the job temporarily--probably a judge with some knowledge and experience in that field and a sitting Supreme Court Justice who doesn't have an interest in the job, long term, if Anderson were convicted of the charges (on campaign finance brought against her by the D.A.), and removed. If she is acquitted, that, as Kipling would say, is another story. . . . At present, a likely scenario.
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Arthur Arluck, father of Party District Leader Curtis Arluck, died on 31st December, 2008, his 90th birthday anniversary. Funeral this Sunday, 4th January 2009, at 1 o'clock p.m. at the Plaza Memorial Chapel, Amsterdam Ave. at W. 91st Str., Manh. (Shiva information will be announced at the funeral.)