Research

New York State Commission on Government Integrity Litigation Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These state and federal court records document litigation that resulted from the Commission's investigation of state and local political party committees and political action committees. Documents include pleadings; notices; motions; affidavits; briefs; memoranda of law; transcripts of proceedings; and orders. Litigation concerned efforts to vacate, cancel, or quash subpoenas requiring testimony before the Commission or the submission of documents to the Commission; to change court venue; or to file an appeal or support motions for a stay pending appeal.
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18 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1987-1989
Series Number:
15827

Arrangement

Arranged by case, then chronological by date of document.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of state and federal court records documenting litigation resulting from the Commission's efforts to conduct its investigation. The litigation concerned efforts by parties being investigated (e.g. state and local political party committees, political action committees) to vacate, cancel, or quash subpoenas requiring testimony before the Commission or the submission of documents to the Commission; to change court venue; or to file an appeal or support motions for a stay pending appeal.

Documents in the series include: pleadings; notices (e.g. notices of motions or cross-motions); motions; affidavits; briefs; memoranda of law; transcripts of proceedings; and orders (e.g. orders to show cause; orders denying motions).

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Civil Rights Law, Section 73.8, and other statutes. Public hearing transcripts, press releases, published material, and other records that have been previously available to the public are available without restriction. Access to other information is permitted only by permission of the commission or the Governor's office.

Some items in "correspondence" folders might be subject to attorney-client privilege; archivist will review to determine access.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Item lists of court documents (excluding correspondence) in each accretion are available at the repository.

Related Publications

Commission reports are published in Government Ethics Reform for the 1990s: The Collected Reports of the New York State Commission on Government Integrity (Fordham University Press, 1991).

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