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Paterson Appeals Lieutenant Governor Ruling

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Attorneys for Governor David Paterson will file an appeal today in Brooklyn, a day after a Long Island judge issued a preliminary injunction, preventing Richard Ravitch from acting as lieutenant governor.

Earlier this month, Paterson named Ravitch to the post in an effort to break the month-long Senate deadlock.

Republicans argued that Paterson does not have the constitutional power to name a lieutenant governor and must wait until next year's election.

A spokesman for the governor called the appointment legally sound and said they are confident the appellate courts will ultimately rule in their favor.

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