The North County Gazette reported yesterday that a panel of judges in the Appellate Division, First Department, heard complaints from the lawsuit against the "Three Men In A Room" Friday over dysfunctional legislative practices in the New York State Legislature… The panel listened to plaintiffs' appeals of counts that were previously dismissed, as well as the State's appeals of lower court decisions allowing some counts to move forward. In February 2005, New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and Assemblyman Tom Kirwan (R-Newburgh) filed suit against Gov. George Pataki, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the Senate, and the Assembly, challenging the constitutionality of various rules and practices that contribute to the Legislature's dysfunction. Categories: General, Legislative Rules