New York court to examine pivotal redistricting lawsuit

New York's highest court is set to hear a lawsuit that could impact the redrawing of the state's congressional districts and the 2024 House control battle.

Democrats are aiming to overturn the current district lines after surprising losses helped Republicans secure a majority in the U.S. House. The upcoming hearing follows a failed Democrat-led redistricting attempt for the 2022 elections, which was thwarted by a legal challenge and subsequent court intervention to create a more politically balanced map. Now, the court must decide whether to allow a new redistricting process or maintain the existing map, amidst Democrats' efforts to regain lost ground and Republicans' intent to preserve their gains.