Court Rules that Cuomo Must Face Teachout in Primary

Published 08/12 2014 04:24PM

Updated 08/12 2014 05:23PM

A State Supreme Court Justice has ruled that Governor Cuomo will have to face a Democratic primary against a little-known New York City college professor.

The Cuomo campaign had sought to disqualify Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor and liberal activist, on the grounds that she has not lived in the state for the past five years, as required by the state constitution.

Justice Edgar Walker ruled that Teachout has been living in New York since June 2009 despite maintaining a Vermont driver's license.

The Cuomo campaign plans to appeal.

The primary is scheduled for September 9.

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