A four-judge panel ruled on Wednesday that Fordham Law professor Zephyr Teachout’s insurgent primary campaign against Gov. Andrew Cuomo can continue, marking the second rejection by the governor’s re-election campaign to knock her off the ballot.

The ruling, issued this afternoon, tossed aside the challenge to Teachout’s residency, which Cuomo lawyer Martin Connor has argued does not meet the state’s five-year residency requirement.

The Appellate Court determined in a two-page ruling that the burden proof isn’t on Teachout to show she meets the residency requirement, but on Cuomo’s campaign to “show by clear and convincing evidence she does not meet the resident requirements” in the state’s Constitution, although today’s ruling left the door open to the potential for Teachout’s residency to be challenged.

The ruling comes after a lower court upheld Teachout’s ballot status.

The appeal court that ruled today includes Judge Peter Skelos, the brother of Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos.

The effort to knock Teachout off the ballot has dwindling legal options: Because the appeals court was unanimous in its decision, the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, doesn’t have to automatically agree to take the case.

In addition to Teachout, Cuomo faces comedian and activist Randy Credico in the September primary.

Updated: Cuomo campaign spokesman Peter Kauffmann said there are no plans to appeal today’s ruling, guaranteeing Teachout will remain on the ballot for next month’s Sept. 9 primary.

237329905-Weiss by Nick Reisman