Legislature Releases List of Candidates for Attorney General
On May 12, the New York State Legislature released the list of candidates who have applied to fill the vacancy for New York State Attorney General. Among the applicants is our own Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan.
As stated in the news release from the New York State Legislature:
Interviews will be held by a bi-partisan, bicameral committee of the Legislature on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 16, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building in Albany. These interviews will be open to the public and will be available for live viewing on the New York State Assembly website:http://nyassembly.gov/av/.
We applaud Judge Ling-Cohan for applying for this important role in New York State government and wish her well throughout this process. (The full text of the news release is available by following the link in the title.)
Times Union Editorial: Shame on you, legislators
As a member of ACCORD, AABANY has been following developments in redistricting. Earlier this week, Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann (EDNY) released Congressional maps in connection with a pending case in Federal court, a little more than a week after being assigned the task. The Times Union editorial has some harsh words to say about the New York state legislature’s inability to draw fair and reasonable lines after working on maps for a year. You can read the full text of the editorial by following the link above. Here’s an excerpt:
How many legislators does it take to draw fair, nonpartisan maps?
Trick question. They can’t.
It took the state Legislature the better part of a year to come up with new congressional district maps, and then, only with a court breathing down its neck. It took U.S. Magistrate Roanne Mann just eight days to do the same thing — and to do it, by most accounts, much better.
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