Monday, January 19, 2009

The Flacks Report [21 January 2009]

Jeff Siegel to D.C.---Marilyn Kahn---New Chief Judge Appointed---Additional Civil Court Vacancy---Term Limits Lawsuit Dismissed---Stackhouse to Leave Early

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Jeff Siegel to D.C.

Jeff Siegel, Ansonia Dems prez and CB7(M) member, has become legislative counsel to Rep. Michael McMahon (D.-S.I.), who replaced Vino Fossella.

Marylin Kahn

Condolences to Gerry Kahn former Ansonia D.L., whose wife Marilyn recently died.

New Chief Judge Appointed

Justice Jonathan Lippman's--Judith Kaye's protege-- appointment by the guv as New York's Chief Judge (was anyone surprised?) now leaves two vacancies in the App. Div.'s First Dept.: A new P.J. to replace Lippman and the vacancy created by Milt Williams's retirement. If the new Presiding Justice post is filled from among those on the A.D. bench, then there would still be two vacancies.

Additional Civil Court Vacancy

Manhattan Acting Supreme Tolub won't seek re-election to Civil Court this year (if re-elected he would serve just one more year). His term expires at year's end providing another Civil Court vacancy in the 9th C.C. Dist., primarily the Lex Club's bailiwick.

Term Limits Lawsuit Dismissed

Federal Judge Charles Sifton (E.D.N.Y.) dismissed the challenge to the N.Y.C. Council's extending term limits, ruling that there was no justiciable Federal Constitutional issue.

Stackhouse to Leave Early

State Supreme Court Justice John E.H. Stackhouse, who leaves the bench this year because of reaching the mandatory retirement age, will retire early, sometime in April or shortly thereafter, to pursue other interests such as art and writing.



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