New York Court Rejects Congressional Maps Drawn By Democrats
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court has rejected new congressional maps that had widely been seen as favoring Democrats.
The state’s Court of Appeals agreed Wednesday with a group of Republican voters who say that the district boundaries had been unconstitutionally gerrymandered and that the Legislature didn't follow proper procedure in passing the maps.
A lower court had also ruled that the maps were unconstitutional. I
It had given the Legislature an April 30 deadline to come up with new maps or else leave the task to a court-appointed expert.
The court says it will “likely be necessary” to move the congressional and state Senate primary elections from June to August.