Commentary: Frankly, I was not surprised one bit when the NY Supreme Court rejected the referendum. Several things are absolutely clear to me:
a) The USA is run by a powerful Nomenklatura which, just like in the old USSR, has absolute control of all branches of government and the US corporate media.
b) It is obvious from day 1 that Nomenklatura would under no circumstances allow for a real, independent, subpoena-empowered 9/11 investigation. It went as far as to try nominate - of all people! - Henry Kissinger to head the first 9/11 Commission (only protests by the victim's families made them back down).
c) There is overwhelming evidence of a massive and multi-layered cover up of the real circumstances of the events of September 11th 2001.
d) There is strong body of circumstantial and corroborating (and even, in some cases, direct) evidence which points to the fact that, at the very least, elements of the following governments were directly involved in 9/11: US, Israel, Pakistan. Furthermore, the Zionist Lobby and its puppets are dead set against the 9/11 Truth movement. It is reasonable to conclude from this that it has a vital interest in denying a real investigation into what really happened that day.
The rejection of the NYCCAN referendum was therefore the only possible outcome.
I personally suspect that should the truth about the 9/11 events come out, it would shed such a light on the control of the US Nomenklatura over the USA that it could lead to its overthrow by an overt rebellion of an outraged the general public. That is the only logical conclusion I can come to. The efforts to investigate and ascertain the true circumstances of the 9/11 events might therefore well be the single most powerful political weapon in the hands of the anti-imperialists to overthrow the imperial Nomenklatura which currently occupies the USA.