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.”
A federal judge assigned to a politically-charged Arizona redistricting case represented Republicans in a similar case a decade ago.
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.
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.
A panel of three federal judges will hear a lawsuit challenging Arizona's map of new legislative districts.
Republican lawmakers today authorized the Legislature to file a lawsuit challenging the state redistricting commission’s authority to draw congressional and legislative 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.
The U.S. Department of Justice today approved the legislative map drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
The Arizona Supreme Court acted unanimously last fall to reinstate Colleen Mathis to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, finding that Gov. Jan Brewer’s stated reasons for removing her did not rise to the legal standards required.
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced it has approved Arizona’s proposed congressional redistricting plan, despite a last minute appeal by some Republicans who said minority voting rights could have been strengthened.
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, two Republican lawmakers said the congressional and legislative maps approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission fall short in protecting minority voting strength.
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s threatened lawsuit for more funding was once again delayed after the commission decided not to sue the state today, as originally planned.