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Sen. Little's district could be shaped heavily by inmate court fight
Sen. Little's district could be shaped heavily by inmate court fight

Judge to decide how inmates will shape North Country districts

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Attorneys were in court this week in Albany, arguing a case that could dramatically reshape the way North Country legislative districts are redrawn. A new state law requires that inmates be counted in their home communities -- the places they last lived before being sent to prison.

But that would shift a lot of people back to downstate Democratic districts, stripping population from districts held by North Country lawmakers like Betty Little from Queensbury and Patty Ritchie from St. Lawrence County. Republicans are hoping to overturn the law and as Brian Mann reports, the case could be settled in the next two months.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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