Court Rules Ravitch Not Lieutenant Governor
The court's ruling agrees with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's reading of the state constitution, which finds the only appropriate method of Lieutenant-Gubernatorial installation to be an election.
Ravitch hasn't been doing much anyway since his secret steakhouse swearing-in on July 8 at the height of the Albany Coup, as another court had already prohibited him from presiding over the senate -- the LG's big job -- until all this was straightened out. So he can just go back to whatever it was he was doing before this mess spilled. (The court did make a point of praising, in its unanimous ruling, "Mr. Ravitch's stature, knowledge, and experience," so he can use that as a recommendation to future employers.)
Our only worry is that Pedro Espada will take it another cue for another Coup.