Adams admin ‘evaluating next steps’ after NYC noncitizen voting bill ruled unconstitutional by state court

The Adams administration is mulling its next steps on noncitizen voting in New York City after a state appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the plan violates the state Constitution.

Paul Wooten, an associate justice of the Appellate Division for the state’s Second Judicial Department, upheld a 2022 decision by a Richmond County Supreme Court judge striking down the law. The appeals court weighed in on the case following an appeal from Mayor Eric Adams’ administration; it’s not clear whether Adams would pursue another appeal.