If NY AG Schneiderman Resigns, Because of Physical Abuse Allegations, What Happens Next Politically?

Given the horrific report coming out of Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker reporting on NY AG Eric Schneiderman, a number of people have asked me what happens next politically.

I’ve just taken an initial glance, and welcome corrections to the following:

To begin with, if Schneiderman resigns, the NY Constitution Article V provides that the state legislature fills the vacancy until the next gubernatorial election. It looks like Article VI, section 24 allows for impeachment of any officers, but I’d have to do more research to confirm this is correct.

The AG office is up for election this November. It appears that the deadline for nominating petitions for the party primary is July 12, though it appears those officially nominated by the Democratic party state committee may not need petitions.

Update: Schneiderman resigns.


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