IRC testimony may shed light on unanswered questions, accusations
Win or lose, a pair of lawsuits seeking to overturn maps drawn by the state’s redistricting commission may shed new light on accusations and unanswered questions that have dogged the panel for much of the past year.
3-judge panel to hear challenge to Arizona map
A panel of three federal judges will hear a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s map of new legislative districts.
GOP lawmakers seek to overturn redistricting commission’s authority to create maps
Republican lawmakers today authorized the Legislature to file a lawsuit challenging the state redistricting commission’s authority to draw congressional and legislative maps.
Republicans file 2 lawsuits challenging redistricting maps
Republican critics of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will file two lawsuits that seek to force the redrawing of the commission’s approved legislative and congressional districts.
Feds pre-clear new legislative districts
The U.S. Department of Justice today approved the legislative map drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
AZ Supreme Court unanimous in decision to reinstate redistricting chair
The Arizona Supreme Court acted unanimously last fall to reinstate Colleen Mathis to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, finding that Gov. Jan Brewer’s stated reasons for removing her did not rise to the legal standards required.
Ariz. high court to explain redistricting ruling
The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to issue a long-awaited opinion today explaining why it overturned Gov. Jan Brewer’s removal of the head of the state’s redistricting commission.
Justice Department approves congressional redistricting plan
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced it has approved Arizona’s proposed congressional redistricting plan, despite a last minute appeal by some Republicans who said minority voting rights could have been strengthened.
GOP lawmakers raise voting rights concerns with DOJ
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, two Republican lawmakers said the congressional and legislative maps approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission fall short in protecting minority voting strength.
Brewer signs bill with Ariz. redistricting funding
Arizona’s redistricting commission is getting more money so it can keep going while its new congressional and legislative district maps await federal approval and possible legal challenges.
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