WPCNR WHITE PLAINS LAW JOURNAL SUNDAY BRIEFING. Excerpts from the decision issued Thursday by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Rochester NY from their Ruling Transcript. April 24, 2022:
UPDATED WITH COMMENTARY FROM PROFESSOR STEPHEN J. ROLANDI of John Jay School of Justice and Pace University as what lies ahead:
I read the 4th Department opinion. If the petitioners (GOP) lose in the Court of Appeals, they will likely appeal to the Federal courts. If the state (Hochul et. al.) loses, they probably will hold the June 28th primary as scheduled for all the state offices and hold a new Federal primary for late August/early September. Time will tell.
Editor’s Note: The following are 4 pages from the transcript of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department issued by the Clerk of the Court, highlighting their decision that the State Senate and Assembly redrawn districts are not unconstitutional, but ruling that the New State Congressional Districts, Senate and Congressional Districts have to be redrawn and submitted by April 30: