It looks increasingly like a court-appointed special master will have to draw the new map for New York’s congressional districts. Will that plan reflect reality as well as federal law? That test is apparently too tough for the state lawmakers whose duty it is to set the new lines – but who seem more focused on carving out racial and ethnic silos.
On Friday, I respectfully submit a letter to Federal Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann urging the Court’s consideration of several factors to consider in drawing congressional redistricting maps.
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Earlier this week, in his trademark, "What You Should Know" release, Bronx State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr.