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The two sides in the controversyover the “Sensation” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art wrangledover discovery yesterday before Eastern District Judge Nina Gershon.

Floyd Abrams of Cahill,Gordon & Reindel, who represents the Brooklyn museum, filed a memorandumin support of a motion for a preliminary injunction against the City andMayor Giuliani personally. Mr. Abrams argued in court papers that the Mayorretaliated against the museum and attempted to punish it for proceedingwith the exhibit, which the Mayor called “sick” and “disgusting.” The memorandumlays out a course of events over the past nine months that Mr. Abrams claimedshows city officials, including the Mayor, were well aware of the natureof the exhibit in advance and never objected.

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