Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Judges To Hear Redistricting Challenge

Three federal judges have been appointed to hear a constitutional challenge to the state's redistricting commission process. The Republican controlled Legislature led by Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin filed suit in federal court in June 2012. They argued that the United States Constitution gives state Legislatures the right to regulate congressional elections and that Proposition 106 in 2000 took that power away. The law created the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to draw district maps.

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