Comments:Court ruling upholds expulsion of New York Senator convicted of assault

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Basis of judgement004:32, 22 February 2010
Curious001:17, 20 February 2010

Basis of judgement

I wonder if Judge Pauley would allow the "power of the body to determine the fitness" of the law in his courtroom? This question is based on the fact that jury nullification is "embedded in American democracy."

04:32, 22 February 2010

I was surprised when the only description of the assault was that he "dragged her through the lobby" - Emergency_doctor_testifies_in_NY_State_Sen._Hiram_Monserrate_felony_assault_case and Police_describe_bloody_evidence_in_NY_Sen._Monserrate_assault_trial both mentioned injury, caused by a broken glass. This article doesn't explicitly mention that he beat the felony charges that would have been associated with that assault, only making allusions to what could have happened if he'd been convicted on felony charges, and doesn't explain why he was at risk of a felony conviction. I'm not sure if this is something that maybe belongs on the Talk page or not, since if he did beat the felony then as far as the law is concerned, he didn't stab her with a broken glass; although Wikinews isn't a court.

01:17, 20 February 2010