Thursday, May 19, 2011

Groups to Defend Law Ending Prison Based Gerrymandering

This week, the Brennan Center and other civil rights organizations stepped up to defend New York’s law that ends prison based gerrymandering. The law, which requires that incarcerated persons be allocated as residents of their home communities, is currently being challenged by New York State Senator Elizabeth Little and others in the Little v. LATFOR.

Filing a motion in New York Supreme Court asking to intervene to help defend the law, which our colleague Erika Wood has previously discussed on ReformNY, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Center for Law and Social Justice, D­ēmos, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the Prison Policy Initiative are representing fifteen rural and urban voters and three nonprofit organizations.

We will be following this case on ReformNY. For more on Little v. LATFOR, please visit the case page on the Brennan Center's website.

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