Battle over NY’s congressional map goes to Court of Appeals, with national implications

The highest court in New York heard arguments Wednesday on whether or not to redraw the state’s congressional map, with the looming decision having wide-ranging implications for the nation’s political future. 

Lawyers representing Democrats and Republicans flocked to the Court of Appeals in Buffalo on Nov. 15 for the initial oral arguments on the matter — with Democrats looking to redraw the boundaries for the state’s 26 congressional districts, and potentially give their party an edge in the 2024 national elections.