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LITTLE v. LATFOR SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT 4-4-11

LITTLE v. LATFOR SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT 4-4-11

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SUPREMECOURTSTATEOFNEWYORKCOUNTYOFALBANY
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SENATORELIZABETHO'C.LITTLE,SENATORPATRICKGALLIVAN,SENATORPATRICIARITCHIE,SENATORJAMESSEWARD,SENATORGEORGEMAZIARZ,SENATORCATHARINEYOUNG,SENATORJOSEPH
GRIFFO,SENATORSTEPHENM.SAIAND,
SENATORTHOMASO'MARA.JAMESPATTERSON,JOHNMILLS,WILLIAMNELSON,ROBERTFERRIS,WAYNESPEENBURGH,DAVIDCALLARD,WAYNEMcMASTER,BRIANSCALA,PETERTORTORICI,
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Plaintiff(s)designate(s)
ALBANY
CountyastheplaceoftrialThebasisofthevenueis
DEFENDANrSRESIDENCE
Plaintiffs,
SUMMONS
Plaintlff(s)residers)at-against-
NEWYORKlEGISLATIVETASKFORCEONDEMOGRAPHICRESEARCHANDREAPPORTIONMENT,NEWYORKSTATEDEPARTMENTOFCORRECTIONS,
CountyofDefendants.
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Totheabove-namedDefendant(s)
Youareherebysummoned
toanswerthecomplaintinthisactionandtoserveacopyofyouranswer,or,ifthecomplaintisnotservedwiththissummons,toserveanoticeofappearance,onthePlaintiff'sAttorney(s)within
20
daysaftertheserviceofthissummons,exclusiveofthedayofservice(orwithin
30
daysaftertheserviceiscompleteifthissummonsisnotpersonallydeliveredtoyouwithintheStateofNewYork);andincaseofyourfailuretoappearoranswer,judgmentwillbetakenagainstyoubydefaultforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaint.Dated:NewYork,NewYorkApril
4,2011
DAVIDltis,ESQUIRE
AttorneyforthePlaintiffs
225
Broadway,Suite3300NewYork,NewYork
10007(212)285-2290
Defendant'saddress:NYSLegislativeTaskForceonDemographicResearch
&
Reapportionment
250
Broadway,Suite
2100
NewYork,NewYork
10007
NYSDepartmentofCorrectionalServicesBuilding21220WashingtonAvenueAlbany,NewYork
12226-2050
 
SUPREMECOURTSTATEOFNEWYORKCOUNTYOFALBANY
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SENATORELIZABETHO'C.LITTLE,SENATORPATRICKGALLIVAN,SENATORPATRICIARITCHIE,SENATORJAMESSEWARD,SENATORGEORGEMAZIARZ,SENATORCATHARINEYOUNG,SENATORJOSEPHGRIFFO,SENATORSTEPHENM.SALAND,SENATORTHOMASO'MARA,JAMESPATTERSON,JOHNMILLS,WILLIAMNELSON,ROBERTFERRIS,WAYNESPEENBURGH,DAVIDCALLARD,WAYNEMcMASTER,BRIANSCALAandPETERTORTORICI,IndexNo.
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VERIFIEDCOMPLAINT
Plaintiffs,-against-NEWYORKSTATELEGISLATIVETASKFORCEONDEMOGRAPHICRESEARCHANDREAPPORTIONMENTandNEWYORKSTATEDEPARTMENTOFCORRECTIONALSERVICES,Defendants.
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Plaintiffs,herebycomplainofthedefendants,NewYorkStateLegislativeTaskForceonDemographicResearchandReapportionment,andNewYorkStateDepartmentofCorrectionalServices,asfollows:
PRELIMINARYSTATEMENT
I.Thisisanactionseekingadeclaratoryjudgment,pursuanttoCPLR§3001thatSection)(XofChapter57oftheLawsof2010isunconstitutionaland,
interalia,
atemporaryrestrainingorderandpermanentinjunctionagainstthedefendantsfromcarryingoutanyactsinfurtheranceofSectionX)(.
 
NATUREOFTHEACTION
2.PlaintiffsbringthisdeclaratoryjudgmentactionseekinganOrderdeclaringthatSectionXXofChapter57oftheLawsoftheNewYork("SectionXX"),amendingtheCorrectionLawandtheLegislativeLawascontainedinanArticleVIIbudgetbill,isunconstitutionalandthus,nullandvoid,andtemporarilyrestrainingandpermanentlyenjoiningtheNewYorkStateLegislativeTaskForceonDemographicResearchandReapportionment,andtheNewYorkStateDepartmentofCorrectionalServicesfromactinginaccordancewithsaidSection
xx.
SectionXXisunconstitutionalbasedupontheNewYorkStateConstitution,ArticleISection11,ArticleIII,Sections1and4,andArticleVII,Section4.SectionXXexacerbatesvotedilutionofcertaincommunitiesandenhancesthevotingpowerofothercommunitiesbythefictitiousmovementofaphantompopulationofalmost58,000non-votingprisonersintoresidencesalreadyoccupiedbyothers,andfromupstateRepublicandistrictstodownstateNewYorkCityDemocraticdistrictswhichconstitutespoliticalgerrymandering.
INTRODUCTION
3.SectionXXwasinsertedbythen-GovernorDavidPatersonintoanArticleVIIbudgetbillafterextensivelobbyingbyDemocraticStatelegislators,includingthecurrentAttorneyGeneral.4.SectionXXmadenoappropriationanddidnotrelatetostaterevenues.5.AmendingtheCorrectionLawandtheLegislativeLaw,SectionXXprovidedthatforthepurposessolelyofredistricting,incarceratedpersonsshallbe"countedasresidentsoftheirplacesofresidence",andthatsuchplacesshallbedeemedtobethose"priorto[their]incarceration"asopposedtotheFederalDecennialCensusplaceofenumeration,theplaceoftheirincarceration.
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