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New Court Challenge To Legislative Districts Sierra Vista Herald

Sat, Jul 4, 2015

Redistricting

WASHINGTON — Just one day after it said the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was legal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a challenge to the commission’s Statehouse district plans.The court agreed to hear a case brought by more than a dozen Arizona voters who accused the commission

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Redistricting, Citizens Redistricting Commission

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Supreme Court strikes a blow for Arizona citizens

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Redistricting

By Laurie Roberts The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to gift the Arizona Republican Party with several new seats in Congress.The high court upheld the right of a citizen commission to draw congressional maps, rejecting Republican legislative leaders' opinion that only they (meaning the Legislature) can draw the lines.

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Bipartisanship elusive in redistricting process

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Redistricting

The common wisdom has it that elections are all about fielding the best candidates and letting the voters decide. But if recent legal developments are any indication, it’s who draws the district maps that matter just as much. This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case involving Arizona’s independent redistricting commission.

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Independent Redistricting Commission

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-Arizona Redistrict Panel To Get More Cash

Sun, Mar 25, 2012

Redistricting

A reluctant and angry Legislature approves a measure giving 700,000 to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to cover its current bills, even as House Speaker Andy Tobin threatens a lawsuit that would further tap public coffers.

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-Redistricting Arizona: Fragmented

Fri, Dec 23, 2011

Redistricting

The “tentative final” maps approved late Tuesday by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission split Casa Grande into two state legislative districts.Casa Grande, Eloy and Coolidge are whole in the map for the 1st Congressional District, but Florence and San Tan Valley are in the 4th District, which runs northwest to

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-Arizona redistrict panel turns in new map

Wed, Dec 21, 2011

Redistricting

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on Tuesday approved a congressional map for 2012 that puts Republican Reps. Ben Quayle and Paul Gosar in competitive districts, positioning them for possible tough fights next year.It also moves Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., into a district that reflects his traditional political base and eliminates

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-AZ Legislative Republicans may seek voter approval for reforms to AIRC

Sat, Dec 10, 2011

Redistricting

Now that the outright abolition of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission appears to be off the table, legislative Republicans may seek voter approval for a host of reforms to the panel.A handful of proposals are floating around the Legislature, most of which focus on the many complaints Republicans have with

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-Redistricting panel begins final push to create maps

Sat, Dec 10, 2011

Redistricting

The Independent Redistricting Commission began the final push Thursday to creating maps that ensure minorities can elect who they want in 10 of the state's 30 legislative districts.

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-Attorneys: Bring back ousted redistricting chairwoman

Sat, Nov 5, 2011

Redistricting

The chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission should be immediately reinstated to her post because Gov. Jan Brewer and the state Senate exceeded their authority when they removed Colleen Mathis earlier this week, commission attorneys told the state Supreme Court Friday.The attorneys asked the court for a stay on

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-Redistricting Comm. chair proposes possible Ariz. CD map, could be compromise

Thu, Sep 29, 2011

Redistricting

PHOENIX — The leader of the state’s redistricting commission offered a possible compromise Monday, proposing a partial congressional map that would include two all-rural districts and have three districts that include portions of the border with Mexico.

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