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New York State Government November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter

Christopher B. Garvey
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Attorney General; State of New York


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. The New York State Attorney General is the chief prosecutor for the state and the defender of the people. For which aspect of the job do you think you are most qualified; on which aspect would you personally focus?

Legislative and administrative corruption is difficult for individuals to remedy. Libertarian, and not beholden to an incumbent party, I can attack such corruption. Between government power and individual rights, I favor individual rights. NY's Attorney General is elected, with primary loyalty to the people, rather than to other government branches.

2. Would you target or investigate public authorities, and how would you slow down (or stop) their loophole borrowing?

- New litigation, to overturn: Schulz v. NY, in which a NY Court wrongfully sustained unconstitutional backdoor borrowing.
- Investigate any spending or give-away, that hints of self-dealing, by public authorities.

3. What should be the role of the Attorney General in ending gerrymandering in New York State?

Careful scrutiny of re-districting, backed up by willingness to litigate. Litigation against unconstitutional election laws, and unconstitutional administration of election laws.

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