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  •  Not quite (0+ / 0-)

    The vacancies didn't occur until the new year, when the House members resigned to take their new offices, which was in the covered period.  So statutorily, Smith was correct to invoke the provision, but it gets trumped by the Constitution.

    Also, the Court makes clear that the new maps don't take effect until the 2014 primaries, should there be another vacancy in the interim. See p6.

    •  What is the covered period start date (0+ / 0-)

      When it said

      Whenever a vacancy shall occur in either house of the General Assembly on the same day as the filing of a preliminary reapportionment plan by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission or during the period between such filing and the date that a final plan attains the force of law,
      Is the date Jan 1 or is the date the date the LRC proposed their first maps.  it sounds like the latter in the wording, but it seems like you're saying its Jan 1.

      "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

      by rdw72777 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 09:06:15 AM PST

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