Sunday, April 28, 2013

Reapportionment lawsuit expected to be filed Monday

A press conference is scheduled for Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Fulton city hall to announce the filing of a lawsuit against Oswego County over its recently adopted reapportionment plan.
Approximately 10 Oswego County residents are taking the county to court over the manner in which new legislative district lines were drawn.

Buffalo-based attorney Frank Housh said recently that he is representing the plaintiff’s in the case. “There is no question in my mind that the redistricting itself failed to meet the legal requirements,” Housh said.

Among the allegations that the county failed to take into consideration include the formula accounting for prisoners and that there are towns that were split that should not have been, he said.
“Those are the first two issues that we believe are illegal,” he said.

The third cause of action is related to the manner in which the Republican majority proceeded with re-drawing the district lines.  POST

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