NY Judge's Term Limits Ruling Could Rankle Local Officials

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge's ruling that three Suffolk County officials including District Attorney Thomas Spota aren't subject to a 12-year county term limit law isn't likely to sit well with other county officials, an attorney for the county said Friday.

Suffolk County Judge Ralph T. Gazzillo's Sept. 25 decision held that Spota, as well as county Sheriff Vincent F. De Marco and Judith A. Pascale, the county clerk, are elective officials whose jobs are delineated under the New York State Constitution, and that they therefore...
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