The Enablers’ Enabler


This Is What’s Wrong With Albany


” For those who still wonder how Albany works, here’s a short scorecard. Not long after a state ethics commission released a report on the serial sexual harassment by Vito Lopez, it became clear he would have to leave. It also became clear the politicians who enabled him would continue with business as usual.

Right now there’s something of a race regarding Lopez’s departure. The state assemblyman says he’ll resign on June 20. Andrew Cuomo says he should go now or be expelled. Shelly Silver says he’s working on expulsion.

What Lopez did is vile enough. But he couldn’t have got away with it for as long as he did without assistance from the most powerful man in the Legislature, Speaker Silver. Instead of moving to kick Lopez out when two staffers complained of sexual harassment, Silver enabled Lopez by paying the women over $100,000 from public funds to keep them quiet.

Then there’s Gov. Cuomo. The governor says there must be “zero tolerance” for the behavior Lopez showed. But instead of calling for Silver to step down for the coverup, Cuomo is defending him.”



A Little Background on “Shelly” Silver


     This man is allowed to sit on the board of one of the biggest tort law firms in New York , all the while controlling the very legislation that passes through the state government . Given the leftist proclivities of the “people’s republic of NY” Silver is and has been effectively in control of the state assembly for decades . Is it any wonder that trial lawyers rule the state , to the detriment of honest citizens everywhere ? 


1) Find a lawyer – Legal service professional: Sheldon Silver

phone 212-558-5500
fax 212-344-5461
e-mail client relations
Weitz & Luxenberg
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Admitted: New York

Law School: Brooklyn Law School

College: Yeshiva University

Member: Speaker, New York State Assembly

Born: New York, NY


2) Amid scandals, new state financial disclosure mandates

 “That means that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will have to disclose within a narrowed range of income levels how much he earns at Weitz & Luxenberg, the law firm where he is of counsel.

Silver’s relationship with the powerful tort firm has long been an issue, as critics have wondered if it has led to legislation benefitting trial lawyers. The speaker has refused to say how much he earns at the firm.”


3) Sheldon Silver’s law firm digging for gold in “hydro-fracking …

4) NEW TORT STATE: Silver & Luxenberg | Gather

5) BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill tragedy to most, but to Sheldon …

6) Lawmaker And Lawyer: No Conflict, Says Silver – New York Times

7) State Officials Hide What Those in City Must Disclose

8) New York: Ethics Laws, Yes, but State Enforcement Non-Existent