Six of 8 trustees "booted" off Queens library board after supporting president who lined his pockets with funds are suing borough, attorney general, NY state.
"Six trustees booted from the board of the scandal-scarred Queens public library sued Friday to get their positions back, calling their ouster a 'brazen and unconstitutional power grab' by the borough’s president. The lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court lists Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the state of New York as defendants. The six plaintiffs want their board positions back and they want the state law passed this year that gives the borough president the power to remove them to be scrapped. They also seek unspecified monetary damages from Katz personally." -- Ginger Adams Otis, the New York Daily News