The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Thursday, March 27, 2008



Round One in Tutunjian & Co.'s lawsuit goes to the Democrats.

In response to a request by attorney Richard Hanft, Republican Judge Henry Zwack has recused himself from Tutunjian V Troy City Council and the companion case, Raise Happy People V Troy City Council.

According to sources, the basis for the recusal was a conversation between Judge Zwack and a Council member on the pay-hike revocation. That conversation occurred before the lawsuit was filed.

We're joking about Round One going to the Democrats. Far be it from us to presume that a judge would decide a case based solely on political affiliation. However, it's not a stretch to believe Tutunjian & Co. were not entirely displeased at the assignment of Judge Zwack.

The new judge will be Thomas Egan, a Democrat, if that kind of thing is important to you.

Judge Zwack deserves credit for doing the right thing. Needless to say, that doesn't always happen in Rensselaer County.

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