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This past week, New York’s highest court, in a 4-3 decision in Matter of Hoffman v. NYS Independent Redistricting Commission, ordered the state’s bipartisan Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) to reconvene and to redraw the state’s congressional districts. There’s much to be said about that decision, both legally and politically.(click to enlarge for a better view)Presumably,

We previously looked at the increase in cases being heard at New York’s highest court since Rowan Wilson was elevated to Chief Judge this past April and, more specifically, since he began producing the Court’s calendars starting with this September’s. We saw that the increase has already been half-again what it was previously. That is

Source: Annenberg Public Policy CenterWe learned last week that she had passed away. We knew it was coming. We knew she was quite ill and that the Justice O’Connor we knew had already left us. But we are, nevertheless, newly aggrieved that she is gone.I didn’t know Justice O’Connor well on a personal or social level.

 Yikes! It’s been a few months. First, it was severe neck trauma that kept me totally out of commission for a while, and since then it’s been zealously catching up on delayed deadlines and postponed commitments. Now, for better or worse, I’m back!There’s lots to address about both the Supreme Court and New York’s high

It is vital that we restore the Courtto its position of national preeminence.–Chief Judge Rowan D. Wilson, Opening RemarksSenate Confirmation Hearing, April 17, 2023  At Columbia Law SchoolIn previous posts in this series, we reviewed Rowan Wilson’s eventual selection to sit on New York’s highest court in 2016 by then-Governor Andrew Cuomo, and his nomination to