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Arizona redistricting panel objects to March trial

Arizona redistricting panel objects to March trialArizona’s redistricting commission is telling a federal court that it’d be too much of a rush to schedule a late March trial on a lawsuit challenging the state’s new map of legislative districts.

A three-judge panel had said the case should go to trial by late March so it can be resolved in time to avoid disrupting the 2014 elections.

But the commission says there are critical pretrial issues that first must be resolved, making a June or July trial more realistic.

The case filed on behalf of 11 Republican voters contends that population variances between some districts dilute votes in violation of constitutional protections for equal protection under the law.

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