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Ruling against new Congressional, legislative district maps stayed, arguments set for April 7

A judge has stayed an order ruling that New York ‘s newly-drawn Congressional and legislative districts are unconstitutional.


The ruling by state Appellate Division Justice Stephen K. Lindley will be in effect until Thursday, when oral arguments are scheduled in the case. A ruling on whether the stay will remain in effect is expected that day. Last week, a judge in Steuben County ruled the newly-drawn maps would illegally benefit Democrats.

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This latest ruling potentially throws Congressional races into turmoil. A number of candidates are campaigning in districts based on the new maps.

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The latest maps were drawn by Democrats in the state legislature after an independent state commission was unable to agree on new maps, which are mandated after each federal census.



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