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‘Baggage’ in hand, former IRC attorney takes on commission (access required)

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.

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Brewer not ruling out ouster of IRC Dems (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer might still seek the removal of the two Democratic members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. Matthew Benson, a spokesman for the governor, said Brewer still has concerns about the actions of Democratic commissioners Jose Herrera and Linda McNulty, whom he said committed misconduct in coordination with ousted Chairwoman Colleen Mathis.

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Grinding to a halt

The IRC will continue holding the public hearings it has scheduled, but after Saturday’s hearing in Casa Grande, Mathis’ removal from the panel yesterday may put the redistricting process on hiatus until a new chair is selected.

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