NY County Election Law Doesn't Apply To DA: Appeals Court

Law360, Los Angeles (August 19, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court ruled Friday that Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota could run for re-election in September, finding that a county law limiting elected officials' terms didn't apply to state officials.

Spota’s term ends in December, at the end of his 12th consecutive year in office, and he was petitioning to seek re-election, according to Friday’s decision. Although Suffolk County law disallows elected officials to serve more than 12 consecutive years, the law doesn't apply to state officials like district attorneys, the appellate panel...
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