Statement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos RE: Redistricting

May 17, 2012

Yesterday, the federal three-judge panel denied the motion for a preliminary injunction, and ordered the 2012 Senate elections to proceed under the lines enacted by the Legislature.

The decision comes just two weeks after the New York Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that our redistricting plan complied with the State Constitution, and less than a month since we received preclearance from the Obama administration’s Department of Justice.

I am extremely pleased with this decision, and it ensures the state can administer an orderly and fair election this fall.