Little v. LATFOR

This week the plaintiffs in the “Little v. LATFOR” case officially withdrew their challenge to the 2010 New York law which requires the state to count incarcerated people as residents of their legal home addresses for state legislative redistricting purposes.  After a drawn-out...
03/16/2012
Blog
NEW YORK - The New York Court of Appeals today declined to hear plaintiffs’ direct appeal in Little v. LATFOR, a lawsuit challenging New York’s law ending prison-based gerrymandering. The plaintiffs — who include upstate elected officials and residents who would no longer unjustly benefit from...
02/14/2012
Press Release
If powerholders in the New York State government have any decency, they will “…spare New Yorkers further hypocrisy and keep to themselves ridiculous claims that their bold-faced power grab was done in the name of minority enfranchisement.” This is just one of the dozens of bitter statements that...
01/27/2012
News/Resource
In this declatory judgement action, plaintiffs now seek summary judgement on their first cause of action which seeks a judicial declaration that Part XX of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2010, which requires that inmates be counted for reapportionment purposes in their last known residence prior to...
12/02/2011
Publication
Albany, NY – New York Supreme Court Justice Eugene Devine today upheld New York’s law ending prison-based gerrymandering in the Little v. LATFOR lawsuit. His decision squarely rejects the plaintiffs’ claim that the New York law violated various provisions of the New York State Constitution. Read...
12/02/2011
Press Release
The New York Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the lawsuit to overturn a law passed by the 2010 Democratic legislative majority that would count prison inmates in the communities they are from, instead of in the towns and counties where they’re incarcerated. The lawsuit was brought by six...
10/03/2011
News/Resource
On behalf of Demos, I'd like to thank the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) for this opportunity to testify about reapportionment in New York State. Demos is a national, non-profit, non-partisan public policy, research and advocacy organization committed to...
09/20/2011
Publication
In 2010, New York passed a law mandating that incarcerated persons be counted at their home residences for the purposes of drawing state legislative districts. Prior to the legislation’s enactment, they were counted at the prisons, meaning that legislative districts with prisons were credited with...
09/13/2011
Publication
Why is it important for civil rights and good government groups to to be granted status as intervenor defendants in a lawsuit about counting prisoners in redistricting? Because the legislative commission charged with drawing the lines, LATFOR, hasn't exactly been vigorous in defending itself in a...
07/11/2011
News/Resource
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