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House speaker accuses court commission of religious discrimination (access required)

Speaker of the House Kirk Adams let fly an accusation of religious discrimination Dec. 13 against a state commission that chooses nominees for the Independent Redistricting Commission. Adams said in a press release that it appears Christopher Gleason, a Tucson applicant for the Independent Redistricting Commission, was blocked by the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments because of his faith.

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Myriad questions await 2011 redistricting commission (access required)

When Arizona's second Independent Redistricting Commission convenes in 2011, it will have an advantage that its predecessor didn't - precedent. The first commission, created by a 2000 amendment to the Arizona Constitution to redraw the state's legislative and congressional districts, faced the prospect of ballot initiatives, new legislation and years of court challenges stemming from disputes over the way it determined district boundaries.

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