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Time For Judicial Interventions To Stop

June 12, 2011
By Brian M. Kolb - New York State Assembly Minority Leader , The Post-Journal

On Wednesday, June 8, State Supreme Court Justice Donna Siwek lifted the temporary restraining order she originally imposed back on Tuesday, May 10, that had prevented the State Department of Taxation and Finance from moving forward with collecting taxes on cigarettes sold on Native American lands to non-Native American Indians. The judge's action was a victory for the rule of law. In short, it meant that after almost 17 years of endless legal maneuvering and costly courtroom battles this issue was finally nearing conclusion. And not a moment too soon!

 
 

 

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