May 01, 2009

Graziano v. Pataki update: May 1st 2009

Update on Graziano v. Pataki, from the Prison Action Network:

"GRAZIANO VS PATAKI: The Judge has denied the Plaintiffs’ (Graziano motion to compel the deposition of the Defendant, former NYS governor George E. Pataki, citing immunity for high ranking officials, which protects them from “unnecessary probing of the officials’ thought processes”, and such depositions would “likely discourage individuals from public service positions”. Justice Seibel also stated in her decision that “Pataki has offered to answer written interrogatories, and such a procedure is a reasonable middle ground.” Case 7:06-cv-00480-CS Document 121, Filed 4/27/2009."