Saturday, March 5, 2011

Who did the New Jersey Supreme Court appoint to the redistricting commission to cast the tie breaking vote?

"... [Alan] Rosenthal is perhaps the most powerful person in New Jersey politics. On Thursday, he was appointed the 11th, tie-breaking member of the commission that redraws the state’s legislative district boundaries for the next 10 years based on Census data. That may not sound like a big deal, but think about it this way: How those districts are shaped in the new map will go a long way toward deciding which party controls the Legislature for the next decade, and it’s really up to Rosenthal to decide what the new map will look like. The commission has to produce a new map by early April."

The Star Ledger has more here.

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