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May 11, 2022

New York Law Journal

In new analysis for New York Law Journal, Special Counsel Jerry Goldfeder and co-author Andrew Vazquez dive into the New York State Court of Appeals’ decision to invalidate congressional and state senate lines this year.

The authors focus on applying the Purcell principle — a doctrine declaring courts should not change election rules too close to the date of an election — to the state court’s decision.

“Rather than concentrate on the court’s substantive view that the legislatures drew unconstitutional lines (we think they were wrong) or the problems with the redistricting procedures (we think the court overreached on this as well), we focus on the court’s problematic remedy,” Jerry and Andrew write.

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May 11, 2022

New York Law Journal

In new analysis for New York Law Journal, Special Counsel Jerry Goldfeder and co-author Andrew Vazquez dive into the New York State Court of Appeals’ decision to invalidate congressional and state senate lines this year.

The authors focus on applying the Purcell principle — a doctrine declaring courts should not change election rules too close to the date of an election — to the state court’s decision.

“Rather than concentrate on the court’s substantive view that the legislatures drew unconstitutional lines (we think they were wrong) or the problems with the redistricting procedures (we think the court overreached on this as well), we focus on the court’s problematic remedy,” Jerry and Andrew write.

Click here to read more. (Subscription required).

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