Michael O’Keefe (A. 1370)

166 Public Papers of Governor Roosevelt

to make a person who is a non-resident of the State a sole defendant, or where the defendant is so aged or infirm that there is a reasonable probability that the action can not be reached for trial and tried without a preference on the calendar. There are already many preferred cases and if this bill were to become a law, it would only open the way for hundreds of similar cases.

Theodore Roosevelt

State of New York
Executive Chamber
Albany, May 5, 1900

Memorandum filed with Assembly bill No. 1370 introduced by Mr. O'Connor, entitled "An Act to confer jurisdiction upon the court of claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Michael O'Keefe against the State of New York for damages alleged to have been sustained while in the employ of the State" — Not approved

This bill is very strongly opposed by the Attorney General.

Theodore Roosevelt


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