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Republicans appeal prisoner count suit

Dec 16, 2011 12:04 am
Senate Republicans are planning to bring their challenge of a 2010 law mandating state prisoners be counted at their last known addresses for purposes of legislative redistricting- to the state's highest court. According to the Times Union's Capitol Confidential, a group of plaintiffs led by Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, filed a pre-appeal statement Tuesday before the Court of Appeals. Albany County Supreme Court Justice Eugene Devine dismissed the suit Dec. 1. The Republicans are attempting to skip the Appellate Division and have their case heard by the Court of Appeals. Read about the appeal in TU's Capitol Confidential.