The New York Law Journal reports that the New York Court of Appeals is expediting the briefing schedule on a motion for leave to appeal a lower court decision that upheld an extension of term limits on elected offices in the City of Yonkers.
The Appellate Division, Second Department, decided on June 23 that Yonkers acted appropriately in extending term limits from three to four consecutive four-year terms. A group of residents in Yonkers had challenged the extension on the grounds that it required a city-wide referendum. The Second Department disagreed.
Harris Beach, which represents the City of Yonkers, has filed an opposition to the motion for leave to appeal. The Court of Appeals is expected to decide in the coming weeks whether to grant the motion and allow the appeal to proceed. Click to read the New York Law Journal article.