Attorneys for the Assembly Democrats filed paperwork in Brooklyn federal court today saying they had “no objections” to Judge Roanne Mann’s proposed congressional redistricting lines, despite Assembly Speaker Silver’s comments to reporters today at the Capitol that he considered the lines to be simply a “template” for an agreement.
According to a order issued by the federal court today, any party that fails to file objections to the proposed plans by 9 p.m. today may be waiving their right to object to a plan that is sanctioned by the court.
But the Assembly Democrats decided not to make objections to the new districts, which include a far more Latino-heavy district for Manhattan Congressman Charlie Rangel. That district was a point of contention between two influential Assembly caucus members, Manhattan chair Keith Wright and Bronx chair Carl Heastie.
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