ICYMI: Democrats again violate the state Constitution – NYDN

In case you missed it, we want to make sure you saw this editorial in this morning’s Daily News:

Albany’s unforced error on ERA: Legislature’s Democrats again violate the state Constitution

By the Editorial Board
New York Daily News

Will the Democrats who run the New York State Legislature ever learn to obey the state Constitution? We wanted the Democrats to win control of the Senate in 2018, (joining their longtime power base of the Assembly) but we didn’t want them to violate the fundamental law of the state as expressed in the Constitution.

As we predicted in January, they have once again run afoul of the Constitution, this time in proposing a constitutional Equal Rights Amendment without following the procedures detailed in the very document they want to change. Instead of the ERA being on the statewide ballot this November for voters to approve or reject, a court has correctly ordered it off the ballot. The rules do matter.

Earlier they broke the Constitution with their attempted naked gerrymander of the congressional districts and in refusing to vote on Gov. Hochul’s nomination of Hector LaSalle to be the chief judge (that constitutional breach was only on the Senate.)

Read the full piece at NYDailyNews.com


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