In Case You Missed It – this recent editorial in the New York Daily News calls on Judge Caitlin Halligan to explain her sudden recusal from the case that will decide Democrats’ “lunacy petition” to redraw our Congressional district lines.
New York Daily News: Judge Caitlin Halligan’s Mystery: Why Did a Top Judge Quit a Crucial Case?
By The Editorial Board
When Caitlin Halligan, the newest judge on the highest court in New York State, the Court of Appeals, recused herself from what might be the biggest case to come before the seven-judge bench in memory, the question became why did she step aside.
She must explain.
The case is a lunacy petition concocted by partisan Democrats who are sore that the state’s very competitive congressional lines drawn by a court-appointed expert produced 15 Democrats and 11 Republicans. The Republican margin in the House of Representatives is only five, so jiggered New York’s districts might flip the chamber and hand power to the Democrats.
On the law and the state Constitution, the matter should be dismissed. The lines are fine, the state Independent Redistricting Commission failed in 2022 and will get another chance in 2032.
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