February 11, 2006

SNAP Fails To Remove Spargo From Church Case

North Country Gazette

ALBANY---The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Mark Lyman, co-chairman of Survivors Network of Those Abused By Priests (SNAP) to remove Albany Supreme Court Justice Thomas Spargo from a case involving church protests.

Last month, Lyman asked the Appellate Division pro se to remove Spargo from the case involving protests outside the Holy Cross Church in Albany, saying that Spargo was biased in favor of the Catholic Diocese and because he had conflicts of interest.

Lyman said in court papers that he believed a "very serious miscarriage of justice has occurred and will continue to occur unless the court immediately reviews" the fact.

But the five-member panel summarily denied Lyman's motion including Lyman's attempt to reverse Spargo's prior rulings in the case.

Posted by kshaw at February 11, 2006 08:54 AM