Almost 11 years ago to the day, Thomas Zlaket was the chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court and he apologized to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments for being unable to free them of the high-profile political duty of creating the pool of potential IRC members.Read More »
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Legislative candidates across the state are quickly learning how difficult it is to run a campaign without knowing where their districts will be.
The uncertainty also complicates fundraising.
It's unclear what will happen with a batch of applicants who wanted to replace the ousted - then reinstated - chairwoman of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission Colleen Mathis.
But the scramble over the search for a replacement for Mathis passed a key milestone this week nonetheless, as 19 Arizonans formally stepped forward to fill what is perhaps the most scrutinized and thankless job in the state right now.
A lawyer for the ousted chair of Arizona's redistricting commission says the commission would be a joke as an independent body if Gov. Jan Brewer's removal of Colleen Mathis is allowed to stand.Read More »
Attorneys leading an investigation into whether Arizona's redistricting commission violated open meeting law in hiring a mapping consultant withdrew one of their top claims as a judge heard arguments Wednesday over whether to end or revitalize the civil probe.Read More »
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 »
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.
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 »