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Update!!! CAMPAIGN TRAIL: 32-Day Pre Primary Disclosure reports – 79 AD

The 32-Day Pre Primary Disclosure reports are going online at the NYS Board of Elections later this afternoon. [This post was edited 8/12/2014 at 12:18PM.] In the contested 79th AD: Marsha Michael, backed by the Bronx County Democrats, reported taking in $22,970 in … Continue reading

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Disenfranchised Voters Deserve Better Than a Brush-Off | City & State NY

My latest OpEd in City and State New York. My jaw dropped when I read this week about some 300 upstate voters inadvertently disenfranchised from the federal primary due to a mapping error. Unbelievable! For six weeks, no one had … Continue reading

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Justice Department Preclears NY Assembly Lines | New York Daily News

Celeste Katz over at the Daily Politics blog posted the US DOJ’s official letter pre-clearing the State Assembly’s redistricting plan. The DOJ had until May 27th to render its decision. Today’s letter is the final administrative hurdle to elections this … Continue reading

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Federal Court denies preliminary injunction halting elections (Favors v. Cuomo)

Politicker reports that the Last Lawsuit Against Redistricting Stumbles as a judge denied a Democratic request for a preliminary injunction against the redrawn map, which means that there won’t be enough time now for the trial to intervene before primary season begins … Continue reading

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Court Orders Assembly Majority to advise on status of DOJ pre-clearance

On Thursday, the US District Court ordered lawyers for the Assembly Majority to advise the Court by next Tuesday, May 15, 2012, about the status of the DOJ preclearance process as it relates to the Assembly Redistricting Plan and the status … Continue reading

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Camara Calls COA Ruling ‘Disenfranchisement’

The SOP blog reports on reaction from Brooklyn Assemblyman Karim Camara to the NY Court of Appeals ruling upholding the constitutionality of the formula creating a sixty-three seat State Senate. Assemblyman Karim Camara, the chairman of the Legislature’s Black, Puerto … Continue reading

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Capitol Confidential » State’s highest court upholds state Senate upsize

This morning, the state Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Senate Majority created a constitutionally permissible 63 district plan. The Times-Union’s Jimmy Vielkind wrote The ruling is a major blow to Democrats hoping to wrest control of the Senate … Continue reading

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DOJ Pre-Clears NY Senate Redistricting Lines

As I expected the US Department of Justice has pre-cleared the state’s legislative redistricting plan. On Friday, Assistant US Attorney Thomas Perez, head of the Civil Rights Division, sent a letter to lawyers for the NYS Senate Majority saying that … Continue reading

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Three-Judge Panel Questions New York Senate and Assembly Redistricting Plan

Laura Nahmias, City&State, reports that the “three-judge [federal court] panel in Brooklyn decided today they would not dismiss complaints challenging the constitutionality of the recently enacted New York state legislative redistricting plan.” Nahmias also reports that “the judges said they … Continue reading

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A Redistricting Lawsuit’s Fate Could Be Decided Wednesday

Tonight, State of Politics Nick Reisman reports A three-judge panel on Wednesday will decide whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the redistricting process, with a hearing taking place in Brooklyn federal court at 2 p.m. An update on the court’s website posted … Continue reading

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