City Goes Judge Shopping; Held in contempt for convention detentions, the city gets a Pataki court to step in
Tom Robbins. Village Voice. 9/28/2004.
Catterson and Sweeny join Pataki's earlier appointees in the First Department, who include Queens Republican Alfred Lerner, who wrote the panel's realpolitik decision denying the Campaign for Fiscal Equity's plea to redirect state education aid to city children. "Society needs workers in all levels of jobs, the majority of which may well be low level," wrote Lerner, upholding the state's right to provide only rudimentary education.