News Coverage on Redistricting

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A.M. Roundup: Court asks for redistricting special master

Jimmy Vielkind
Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Good morning! Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember there is both a florist and a Hallmark shop on the Empire State Plaza, if you’re a do-it-at-the-last-minute kind of person. Ahem. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany — unclear if his presumed valentine Sandra Lee will be around — and legislators remain for another day of business. It continues to be fake winter. Here are this morning’s headlines…

A federal judge called for a legal special master tooversee the state’s redistricting process, responding to a legal challenge to the process currently controlled by a legislative task force called LATFOR. (DN/NYT)

Leaders of a caucus of black and Hispanic legislators urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to allow the dilution of minority voting rights as he works toward a compromise on the election lines. (TU)



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