Courts move to redistrict New York
Feb 29, 2012 12:03 am
[caption id="attachment_18170" align="alignright" width="350" caption="Common Cause's proposed Congressional map for the WGXC listening area."][/caption]On Mon., Feb. 27 a three-judge panel and special master charged with overseeing the legislative and Congressional redistricting process ordered all stakeholders to provide maps they believe should be considered by Wed., Feb. 29, and to file formal responses to any of those proposals, by Friday, March 2. US Magistrate and Special Master, Roanne Mann, set a March 12 deadline, to produce final Congressional district maps with a public hearing on that proposal set for March 15. Throughout the proceeding, both the three-judge panel and the Magistrate emphasized the short-time frame by which the work must be accomplished and set clear deadlines and criteria by which the map drawing will be accomplished. Common Cause is one group that has a Congressional map, and they turn our area into the 19th District (currently it is the 20th), and make it a much more east-west district than the current district that runs north to Saratoga.