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186374798 Memo of Law Re QuashProtective Order HBROC 2152980 v1

186374798 Memo of Law Re QuashProtective Order HBROC 2152980 v1

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SUPREMECOURTOFTHESTATEOFNEWYORK COUNTYOFNEWYORK 
IN THE MATTER OFSUBPOENA ISSUED BY COMMISSION TOINVESTIGATE PUBLIC CORRUPTION TOHARRIS BEACH PLLCIndex No.: __________ I.A.S. PART:JUSTICE
HARRISBEACHPLLC’SMEMORANDUMOFLAWINSUPPORTOFPETITIONTOQUASHNON-JUDICIALSUBPOENAANDFORAPROTECTIVEORDEHARRISBEACHPLLC
99 Garnsey RoadPittsford, New York 14534Telephone: (585) 419-8800Fax: (585) 419-8811
FILED: NEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 11/21/2013
INDEX NO. 160880/2013NYSCEF DOC. NO. 3RECEIVED NYSCEF: 11/21/2013
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES.........................................................................................................iiiPRELIMINARY STATEMENT .....................................................................................................1STATEMENT OF FACTS..............................................................................................................2A. The Governor’s Proposed Public Corruption Reform Legislation..........................2B. The Governor Forms the Commission to Investigate PublicCorruption................................................................................................................3C. The Commission Issues Subpoenas to LegislatorsOutsideEmployers................................................................................................................5ARGUMENT...................................................................................................................................8I. THE SUBPOENA SHOULD BE QUASHED BECAUSE ITEXCEEDS THE COMMISSION’S STATUTORY AUTHORITYUNDER NEW YORK EXECUTIVE LAW............................................................8A. The Subpoena Constitutes an Unconstitutional IntrusionInto the Affairs of the Legislature by the Executive Branchand Exceeds the Jurisdiction Afforded to the ExecutiveBranch by the Moreland Act........................................................................8i. Governor Cuomos Grant of Authority to theCommission to Investigate The Legislature Exceedsthe Governor’s Jurisdiction Under the Moreland Act......................8ii. The Executive Order Impermissibly Relies onExecutive Law Section 63(8) As Authority toPursue Indirectly, Through the Attorney General,What the Governor is Forbidden From PursuingDirectly Under the Moreland Act..................................................10iii. The Subpoena Pursues Indirectly, Through HarrisBeach, What the Commission is Forbidden fromPursuing Directly, From Senator Nozzolio....................................13B. The Subpoena was Improperly Issued to ImplementGovernor Cuomo’s Coercive Strategy To Effect LegislativeReform .......................................................................................................13
 
-ii-C. The Subpoena was Improperly Issued Prior to theCommission’s Promulgation of Rules and Procedure...............................15II. THE SUBPOENA SHOULD BE QUASHED BECAUSE IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN IMPERMISSIBLE FISHINGEXPEDITION........................................................................................................16A. The Commission Has No Factual Predicate to Support theSubpoena....................................................................................................16B. The Admission That the Subpoena is Part of a CriminalInvestigation Subjects the Subpoena to a HeightenedEvidentiary Threshold That the Commission Cannot Satisfy....................18C. The Information Demanded of Harris Beach Is Too Far-Reaching and Bears Little to No Relevance to theCommission’s Purported Purpose..............................................................19III. THE SUBPOENA MUST BE QUASHED BECAUSE IT NOTONLY DEMANDS PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIALMATERIAL, BUT IT IS OVERLY BROAD, VAGUE, UNDULYBURDENSOME AND OPPRESSIVE..................................................................22A. The Subpoena Demands Disclosure of Confidential,Privileged and Proprietary Information.....................................................23B. The Subpoena is Overbroad, Vague and Unduly Burdensome.................25C. The Subpoena Is Oppressive......................................................................29

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