NY leaders quickly appeal ruling against redistricting plan

NY leaders quickly appeal ruling against redistricting plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders moved quickly to appeal a trial court judge’s ruling that declared the state’s new congressional and legislative district maps unconstitutional. Notices of appeal were filed hours after Judge Patrick McAllister threw New York’s primary season in turmoil Thursday by ruling the districts were illegally gerrymandered to benefit Democrats. By Friday afternoon, separate notices of appeal were filed on behalf of the executive branch, the state Senate and the Assembly. The appeals were made to the state’s mid-level appellate court in Rochester.

Photo: FILE – The New York state Senate meets in the Senate Chamber on the opening day of the legislative session at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)