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New York Justice Orders Erie Canal Land Deal Records Released

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· Story link A New York justice ruled against a claim of executive privilege by New York Gov. George Pataki…

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A New York justice ruled against a claim of executive privilege by New York Gov. George Pataki and said that records of a controversial contract to develop land along the Erie Canal must be turned over to a legislative committee investigating the deal. Justice Joseph R. Cannizzaro said the governor’s office faiues to show that releasing the information would harm the public interest. (12/31/04)