2 Supreme Court cases to determine fate of Arizona legislative map
Depending on the outcome of two U.S. Supreme Court cases, Arizona’s legislative districts could see a radical makeover in the coming year, and either or both could spell trouble for Democrats.
GOP attorney in IRC case says Voting Rights Act ruling should be retroactive
A GOP attorney who is challenging Arizona’s legislative maps said a federal judge should retroactively apply the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that scrapped the preclearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act, even though Arizona was still subject to the law when the maps were implemented.
Brewer OKs extra redistricting commission funds
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill providing yet another supplemental appropriation for the commission that drew up new legislative and congressional districts following the 2010 Census.
Redistricting chairwoman explains shredded documents, vote corralling
Testifying in federal court, Colleen Mathis finally had her chance to give a direct explanation for events that, over the past two years, have been woven into a full-blown conspiracy theory by Arizona Republicans.
House speaker proposes first lawsuit against redistricting map
House Speaker Andy Tobin is planning to ask lawmakers to sue the state’s redistricting commission over the constitutionality of the legislative map the panel crafted.