Redraw these lines: Assembly lines should fall and the primary should move later in the summer

Redraw these lines: Assembly lines should fall and the primary should move later in the summer

May 24, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • Monday, Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Larry Love gave lawyer Jim Walden an hour to make his case that the maps now in place for the Assembly violate the state Constitution, as decided by the state’s highest court.
  • The maps, drawn using a process that flagrantly ignored the law of the land ratified by voters, are invalid and must be redrawn, and the June 28 primary pushed later into the summer.
  • Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, talks with reporters about the state budget at the state Capitol, Monday, April 4, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (Hans Pennink/AP) But regardless of whether Love agrees or not, and even if he should side with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the judge still has a duty to move with dispatch to get his written ruling out right quick — today if possible.
  • Heastie and his allies are stalling, claiming, as his lawyer argued in court yesterday, that there’s no time for a remedy, so let’s just keep the rotten map.

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