The Rural Patriot

September 25, 2006

Judge Himelein to Decide on Cattaraugus Co. Redistricting Issue

Filed under: Cattaraugus County,Redistricting — theruralpatriot @ 10:09 am

Judge Himelein will hear arguments from Cattaraugus County Attorney Dennis Tobolski and the attorney for David F. Wright this Thursday, September 28, regarding Mr. Wright’s concern alleging that the redistricing performed in 2003 may violate statute.

Both sides have agreed to seek summary judgment that will allow Judge Himelein to decide the case without taking it to a jury.

Mr. Wright said today that statutes call for one redistricting vote every 10 years. The County Legislature, he claims, redistricted twice in 2003.

The first was a weighted voting plan that is designed to meet the “one man, one vote” qualities in the Constitution, and the second was a 17-member County Legislature in eight re-drawn districts.

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