N.Y. Hospital Closings Unconstitutional, Lawyers Say

Law360, New York (June 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Chadbourne & Parke LLP argued Friday that New York violated the state constitution by allowing appointed members of a commission to close eight hospitals and downsize dozens of others statewide.

At a hearing before a five-judge panel of the New York State Supreme Court's Appellate division, the attorneys accused the government of violating a section of the constitution that says policymaking must be done by elected representatives.

“Here, the legislature abdicated its responsibility to make hard policy decisions,...
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