By Rafael Martínez Alequín
February 18, 2010
Former N.Y. State Senator, Hiran Monserrate, and his attorneys appeared at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, seeking a favorable ruling in their call for a court injunction that would reverse his removal as State Senator. Monserrate's civil attorney, Norman Seigel, said they are hoping for a favorable ruling in their case. And said, they would appeal should the federal ruling calling for an injunction not go their way. Siegel added that Monserrate's constituents, as a result of his removal were being punished and, that their constitutional rights denied, because there is no representation for the residents in the 13th senatorial district in Queens. Presiding Judge William H. Pauley, told a packed courthouse that he will rule on the Monserrate Case, tomorow, Friday 18th of February. Observers of New York State politics will be watching closely.
object width="425" height="344">VIDEO by Rafael Martínez Alequín (YFP)