“The seven judges on New York’s top court are all appointees of Democratic governors. But that’s not necessarily a guarantee they will side with the Democratic-drawn House maps that are facing a final challenge in the Court of Appeals this week.
“Regardless of party, the judges of the court are going to look very strongly at whether this process in a way that follows with the constitution and they have a strict duty that ensures that constitutional language that was approved by the people is followed to a T,” said Rob Rosborough, a partner at the law firm Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna and the editor of a blog on the court, in an interview with Capital Tonight.
The court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the ongoing legal challenge to the legislative drawn maps. The stakes for both Democrats and Republicans are potentially enormous: the House of Representatives is narrowly divided between the two parties, and Republicans are expected to make national gains this year. “
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Reisman, Nick. Spectrum Local News 26 April 2022.