Oct 20, 2015

Quelland pushes plan to revamp Redistricting Commission

A former state lawmaker is proposing a major revamp of the redistricting process to finally give independents the political muscle he said they deserve.

Mar 26, 2013

The familiar conspiracy

Before this morning’s (March 25) federal court trial, the Republican story has been that Dem commissioners and the IRC’s independent chairwoman worked together to thwart the desires of GOP commissioners, all the while advancing map proposals pushed by Dems. But Miranda’s name was not connected to that theory.

Jul 30, 2012

IRC to meet on budget, attorney, consultant contracts

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet for the first time in five months to discuss contract extensions for its attorneys, consultant and staff as it prepares to fight three lawsuits pending against it in state and federal court.

May 31, 2012

Arizona Supreme Court rejects redistricting suit

Arizona's highest court is refusing to put an open meeting law case related to redistricting on a fast track in the state court system.

May 23, 2012

Tell us what you really think

In a motion to dismiss the legal challenge of the congressional lines, IRC attorney Mary O’Grady savaged the arguments made by Lisa Hauser and Mike Liburdi as “bogus legal claims” based on “conspiracy-theory-rooted allegations” that depends on “flawed interpretations that… would require this court to write into the constitution procedural requirements that do not exist.”

May 21, 2012

Arizona redistricting judge represented GOP before

A federal judge assigned to a politically-charged Arizona redistricting case represented Republicans in a similar case a decade ago.

May 9, 2012

Maricopa County says it’s too late to alter redistricting plan

Arizona's most populous county is moving to participate in a federal court case to argue that it's too late to temporarily change new legislative districts in time for this year's elections.

May 7, 2012


IRC testimony may shed light on unanswered questions, accusations

Win or lose, a pair of lawsuits seeking to overturn maps drawn by the state’s redistricting commission may shed new light on accusations and unanswered questions that have dogged the panel for much of the past year.

May 4, 2012

3-judge panel to hear challenge to Arizona map

A panel of three federal judges will hear a lawsuit challenging Arizona's map of new legislative districts.

May 2, 2012

GOP lawmakers seek to overturn redistricting commission’s authority to create maps

Republican lawmakers today authorized the Legislature to file a lawsuit challenging the state redistricting commission’s authority to draw congressional and legislative maps.

Apr 27, 2012

Republicans file 2 lawsuits challenging redistricting maps

Republican critics of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will file two lawsuits that seek to force the redrawing of the commission’s approved legislative and congressional districts.

Apr 26, 2012

Feds pre-clear new legislative districts

The U.S. Department of Justice today approved the legislative map drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.