Court fight over congressional redistricting begins
A legal battle over Arizona’s latest once-a-decade redistricting process is under way, the latest chapter in a high-stakes process for politicians and their parties.
Oct. 31 hearing set in Arizona redistricting case
A three-judge federal court panel has scheduled an Oct. 31 hearing in Phoenix on a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s new map of legislative districts.
IRC to meet on budget, attorney, consultant contracts
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet for the first time in five months to discuss contract extensions for its attorneys, consultant and staff as it prepares to fight three lawsuits pending against it in state and federal court.
GOP lawmakers sue to draw congressional maps
The GOP-led Legislature is suing the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, arguing that the voter approved change to the state constitution that created the mapping body violates the U.S. Constitution.
Redistricting Commission case must go to Court of Appeals
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery can’t skip the Arizona Court of Appeals in his appeal of an open meeting law case he lost involving the state redistricting commission.
Arizona Supreme Court rejects redistricting suit
Arizona’s highest court is refusing to put an open meeting law case related to redistricting on a fast track in the state court system.
Dismissal of Arizona redistricting lawsuit requested by commission
Arizona’s redistricting commission is asking a federal court to toss out a Republican lawsuit challenging new legislative districts approved by the commission for use in elections.
Republican challenge to legislative map drops request for interim 2012 plan
Lawyers for Arizona Republicans challenging the state’s new legislative district map are dropping their effort to have a federal court draw an interim set of districts for use in this year’s elections.
Arizona redistricting judge represented GOP before
A federal judge assigned to a politically-charged Arizona redistricting case represented Republicans in a similar case a decade ago.
Maricopa County says it’s too late to alter redistricting plan
Arizona’s most populous county is moving to participate in a federal court case to argue that it’s too late to temporarily change new legislative districts in time for this year’s elections.
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