Morning Hearing Granted to Sort Out Albany Mess

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Appellate Court judge Karen Peters just granted a hearing to sort out the Albany mess. The hearing is set for tomorrow morning in Albany at the State Supreme Court. The judge's denial of a temporary restraining order against the Republicans and coup leader Pedro Espada was overturned on appeal. That means that Republicans can't officially install Skelos as majority leader and Espada as Senate president until the court matter is settled, say aides to Malcolm Smith. But Republicans didn't schedule their session to resume until Monday, anyway. By then, the dispute may be settled in court.