Friday, November 14, 2008

Mike Long and Bill Thompson File Lawsuit to Overturn Term Limits Extension by David Seifman - New York Post

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A group of New Yorkers who aren't usually on the same side - including Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long and city Comptroller Bill Thompson - filed a federal lawsuit yesterday to overturn the City Council's extension of term limits.

"We're not going to let a small group of people silence 8 million New Yorkers," said Thompson at a press conference outside City Hall.

The lawsuit, filed in Brooklyn federal court by civil-rights lawyer Norman Siegel and Randy Mastro, a former deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani, claims that the council didn't have the right to overturn two public referenda that installed eight-year term limits.