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.

Apr 20, 2012

AZ Supreme Court unanimous in decision to reinstate redistricting chair

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.

Apr 9, 2012

Justice Department approves congressional redistricting plan

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.

Apr 5, 2012

GOP lawmakers raise voting rights concerns with DOJ

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.

Mar 16, 2012

IRC holding off on lawsuit

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.