The Hopi reservation sticks out like a sore thumb on the state's congressional map. Instead of being in the same district as the larger Navajo Nation, which surrounds it, the Hopi land is connected by the Colorado River to residents in the far western side of the state.Read More »
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The U.S. Census Bureau confirmed what local politicos had long expected, that Arizona will gain a ninth congressional seat.
But states with far less growth grabbed new seats that Arizona hoped would be its tenth.
Yesterday, Adams said he found it "absurd" that Bender could be relied on to be an independent commission member, and today more clear evidence of Republican unease with the former DOJ attorney came about.Read More »
Observers wouldn’t be wise to bet on Arizona Chief Justice Rebecca Berch granting Adams and Pearce’s request for a new redistricting nominee selection process, one member of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments told our reporter.Read More »
One letter even led the Commission on Appellate Court Nominees, the body charged with choosing nominees for the Redistricting Commission, to seek a legal opinion on the eligibility of a candidate, law professor Paul Bender.Read More »
Arizona is gearing up for the once-a-decade job of drawing new political boundaries for the state. The Arizona version of redistricting, as the drawing of new maps of congressional and legislative districts is called, involves blowing up current districts and starting from scratch, says the Independent Redistricting Commission's former chairman.Read More »
Steve Lynn, who chaired Arizona’s inaugural Independent Redistricting Commission, is scheduled to offer his advice today (Nov. 16) when the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments meets to screen 78 applicants for the Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »