NY’s Top Court Mapping A Path To Ruin

We want to make sure you saw today’s editorial in Newsday:

By The Editorial Board

Control of the House of Representatives in 2024 may well rest on a ruling by New York’s top court, as state redistricting challenges are being used by both Republicans and Democrats nationwide to get an edge in the fight to win the few seats that will determine the majority. The stakes are just as high for the reputation of the Court of Appeals.

On Wednesday, the court will hear arguments on whether the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission, and ultimately the State Legislature, will be empowered to draw new House maps for next year’s contest, maps that would stay in place until the 2030 Census dictates another look at the boundaries. Democrats bungled the 2020 redistricting when their gerrymandered maps were deemed unconstitutional by the Court of Appeals, clearing the way for an independent expert to draw more competitive districts. That led to unexpected GOP wins in New York including two seats on Long Island key to the GOP winning a knife’s-edge House majority.

Continue reading at Newsday.com


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