Appellate Court Says Congressional Maps Are Invalid

April 22 2022

The 4th Division Appellate Court in Rochester decided in a 3-2 ruling on Thursday evening, that the state senate and state assembly maps are valid, but that the congressional maps were gerrymandered and are unconstitutional.

So what happens with the new maps? The state legislature has until April 30 to come up with new congressional maps (the state senate and assembly maps were considered to be valid). If the state legislature does not design new maps by the April 30 deadline, then Judge Pat McAllister will be have until May 26 for his map maker to come up with new congressional maps for New York State.

However, that’s not the last word: this case will ultimately be decided by the state court of appeals.