The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment

New district lines ‘as bad’ as before
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 2:18PM

Recent revisions to district lines have done little to darn the disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — released its updated district maps on March 12, angering Democrats [...]

Redistricting battle: Court steps in
News Michael Pantelidis 2/15/2012 at 3:30PM

Inaction by lawmakers has prompted a federal judge to recommend court intervention in New York’s redistricting process. Judge Dora Irizarry said on February 13 that federal courts should be placed in charge of ensuring the state’s election process for Senate, Assembly and Congressional districts adheres to state and federal law, and suggested a special master [...]