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Super slow-mo good for sports, not districting

The slow process of using the state procurement process to evaluate and hire IRC staff, attorneys, and, soon, mapping consultants, had Freeman all but openly regretting that the commission didn't go about hiring without the help of the Department of Administration.

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Like a good neighbor…

Based on recent history, observers of Arizona's second independent redistricting process predicted a partisan fight among IRC commissioners, but several signs are pointing in the opposite direction.

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Adams’ pick for redistricting commission: Scott Freeman (access required)

State legislators have begun the final step of appointing nominees to the Independent Redistricting Commission, which will redraw the boundaries of the state’s legislative and congressional districts. The process kicked off Monday, Jan. 31, as Republican House Speaker Kirk Adams selected Scott Freeman, an attorney from Maricopa County, to serve as a commission member.

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That’s our list and we’re sticking to it

In the face of prodding by Adams and Pearce, the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments rejected crafting a new list of Independent Redistricting Commission candidates and instead voted to refuse to accept the withdrawals of GOP nominees Mark Schnepf and Stephen Sossaman.

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