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New York legislative maps added to the highest court in state

NYS Independent Redistricting Commission

The state Appellate Division in Rochester issued a split decision tossing New York's congressional maps, ruling they violated the state constitution. The judges ruled Democrats drew the maps to favor themselves, with 22 of the state's 26 districts having a Democratic enrollment edge.

But the court reinstated the new state Senate and Assembly maps, which a lower court had also thrown out. Now, it will be up to the state's top court, the Court of Appeals, to decide once and for all, perhaps as soon as next week.

The state's primary elections are currently set for June 28.