A judge will consider Wednesday whether to end or revitalize a civil investigation into whether Arizona's redistricting commission violated open meetings law when it selected consultants to help draw new congressional and legislative districts.Read More »
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The Arizona Supreme Court has released a list of 19 applicants to replace the recently ousted redistricting commission chairwoman, Colleen Mathis.Read More »
It seems few people are interested in signing up for a full-time, unpaid job that will immediately make them one of the most controversial people in the state.
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments, which is tasked with nominating candidates for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, has only received four applications for the vacant chairman’s post, and one is likely ineligible.
The deadline for applying for the IRC job left vacant with the removal of Mathis is tomorrow at 5 p.m., and so far it appears that job offer is receiving a lukewarm response.Read More »
Civic activists who wrote the constitutional amendment approved by Arizona voters a decade ago to create the state's redistricting commission say Gov. Jan Brewer's removal of the panel's chair violates the measure's intent to take political map-drawing out of the hands of governors and state legislators.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to temporarily reinstate the state redistricting commission's chairwoman who was ousted a week earlier by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in a move that has touched off a legal and political battle.Read More »
FAIR Trust, the high-powered, highly secretive legal team being used by incumbent Republican politicians to try to guide the redistricting commission’s decisions, is now an official lobbyist.Read More »
Marilyn Quayle, the wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle and mother of U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle, said she never contacted Gov. Jan Brewer about the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, refuting a rapidly spreading rumor that she urged the governor to oust the panel’s chairwoman to help her son.Read More »
Last night on “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” Cherny repeated as fact a rumor that has been burning like a wildfire in the Arizona political community this week: Marilyn Quayle called Brewer and persuaded her to seek the removal of IRC members.Read More »
Seven months ago, attorney Lisa Hauser was trying to land a job serving as the redistricting commission's Republican attorney, just as she did a decade ago.
But by the time Senate Republicans ratified Brewer’s decision to remove the commission's chair for what the governor described as “gross misconduct in office,” Hauser had taken on a new redistricting client — Brewer, who will soon be called upon to defend her unprecedented action in court.