Articles on the Constitution by Peter Applebome
Sunday, May 15, 2011
MINEOLA, N.Y. — Even by the raucous standards of Nassau County politics, it was a wild day. Almost 200 residents, mostly minorities, trooped into the county office building for 10 hours last Monday to testify, shout, wave placards and threaten to...
The current process of local redistricting does not offer the same protections from gerrymandering that the constitution establishes for state legislative and congressional districts. A constitutional amendment would ensure fair redistricting practices that would minimize gerrymandering, and prevent lawsuits.