A State Supreme Court justice has dismissed a state lawmaker’s lawsuit seeking to force the collection of taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian retailers. . . ."No standing" . . . That means that Justice Sackett avoided ruling on the merits of Assemblyman Townsend's case . . .
State Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Sackett tossed out the legal challenge by a North Country convenience store and Assemblyman David R. Townsend Jr., a Republican from Kirkland in the Utica area, saying neither had the legal standing to bring the action.
"No standing" . . . I guess that means that State Legislators have no standing to sue to ensure that the laws they pass are enforced. . . .
"No standing" . . . I guess that means that someone who is harmed by the unequal enforcement of tax laws has no standing to see that the inequity is fixed.
"No standing?" Why bother having a Judicial System?