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Sept. 16, 2013: Constitution Day, Kathy Sheehan, Sen. Ball, Rachel Treichler

The Maxwell School at Syracuse University celebrates Constitution Day on Tuesday. Judiciary Studies Professor Keith Bybee joins us with a preview of the day’s events and significance. Bybee is the Director of the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media & Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

Kathy Sheehan won her bid for the Democratic nomination for Albany Mayor. While she faces a Republican, a Conservative and possibly a Green party candidate in the general election, the conventional wisdom (and overwhelming Democratic enrollment) says Sheehan will likely be the next mayor. We speak with her about her plans for Albany.

Once an outsider, State Senator Greg Ball has been named to the State Senate Republican Campaign Committee. We attempt to discover what makes this conservative Republican tick.

As reported by the Finger Lakes Times: “The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is taking the state Department of Health to court after not receiving requested documents related to hydrofracking. SLPWA attorney Rachel Treichler of Hammondsport filed an Article 78 proceeding Friday in state Supreme Court in Albany. An Article 78 is used to challenge a decision of a governmental body, governmental agency or governmental official.” Treichler joins us on the show.

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