NY Home Rule Power Could Be At Stake In NYC Taxi Appeal

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A move by New York's top court reviving Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to deploy a new cab fleet in New York City's outer boroughs would hand sweeping power to the state lawmakers who approved it and undercut cities' legislative autonomy, lawyers for cabbies said ahead of oral arguments next week.

Their comments came as lawyers for the city and the state seek to revive the billionaire mayor's Hail Act, deep-sixed in August as an unconstitutional infringement on municipal legislative power in the Empire State. The law would...
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