In this Aug 7, 2014 photo, Fordham University law professor and liberal activist Zephyr Teachout speaks to supporters in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Teachout is opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next month�s Democratic primary but Cuomo has no plans to debate her. He hasn�t even publicly mentioned the liberal law professor from Fordham University by name.(AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Teachout Again Survives NY Residency Challenge
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Zephyr Teachout has survived another attempt by supporters of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to knock her off next month's Democratic Primary ballot.
On Wednesday, a panel of appellate judges upheld a lower court's decision that Teachout is eligible to challenge Cuomo. Cuomo supporters alleged that the law professor didn't meet the five-year residency requirement.
The challenge was brought by two men listed online as Cuomo campaign interns. They noted in court papers that Teachout listed a Vermont address on documents in 2012 and obtained a New York driver's license this spring.
It was unclear Wednesday if they planned to appeal to the state Court of Appeals.
Teachout says she moved to New York City in 2009 and that Cuomo wanted to keep her off the ballot to silence opposition