In a suit brought by Nassau County, Suffolk County, and several municipalities challenging the legality of the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District Mobility Tax, enacted in 2009, a Nassau County Supreme Court judge has ruled that the tax was enacted in violation of the New York Constitution. Mangano v. Sheldon Silver, et al., Index No. 14444/10 (Sup. Court, Nassau County, Aug. 22, 2012). The judge held that the law was unconstitutional because it was a special law enacted by the New York State Legislature without complying with the “Home Rule” requirements of Article IX of the State Constitution. The MTA has announced that it intends to appeal the decision, and that the tax remains in effect for now.