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Arizona Redistricting

Supreme Court Recognizes That States Can Play A Little Politics In Redistricting

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that Arizona did not violate the Constitution when its redistricting commission re...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that a voter-approved independent redistricting commission in Arizona is constitutional. The conse...

Want Less Partisanship? Change Who Draws the Lines

Corbett A Grainger | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Corbett A Grainger

In most states, the legislators themselves can creatively draw districts that yield their desired outcome -- this is akin to the politicians choosing their constituents. What type of district would be best for a representative democracy? Districts drawn by the politicians themselves, or districts drawn independently according to an objective set of criteria?

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court's Upcoming Redistricting Decision Could Upend Many Other Election Laws | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- How the Supreme Court rules this year in Arizona's redistricting case could affect election laws across the country and lead to a scramb...

The Supreme Court and the Power of the People

Michael Li | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Li

The Arizona Legislature argues this citizen legislation represents a violent break with the Framers' constitutional vision. But, in fact, it is Clement and the Arizona Legislature who offer the radical interpretation.

Supreme Court Justices Raise Doubts About Arizona Redistricting Plan

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

(Adds details from argument, paragraphs 9-11) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ...

John Celock

When You Eat Scorpions For Breakfast ... Defying Brewer, Arizona Redistricting Places Gabrielle Giffords, Ben Quayle in Competitive Districts | John Celock | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) could face a tough fight to return to Washington after Arizona approved new congressional districts Tuesday night --...

John Celock

Court's Rebuke Of Governor Slows Commissioners | John Celock | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

After a frantic November, Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission has settled into a calm December reviewing comments for final lines for the s...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Seeks To Block Redistricting Chair | John Celock | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to overturn its decision to return the state redistricting chair to office....

John Celock

Jan Brewer Recall? | John Celock | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) could become the second governor to face a recall attempt in 2012. Citizens for a Better Arizona, the group that led t...

John Celock

Jan Brewer's Groundhog Day? | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is huddling with her inner circle in an attempt to regroup after the state Supreme Court rejected her attempt to oust the ...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Decision Overturned By Court | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

The Arizona Supreme Court dealt Republican Gov. Jan Brewer a blow Thursday, overturning her decision to oust the chairwoman of the state's independent...

John Celock

Jan Brewer And Ousted Official Go To Court | John Celock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday afternoon over Gov. Jan Brewer's (R) decision to oust the chairwoman of the state's independent...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Seeks To Influence 2012 Elections | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has created a federal political action committee seeking to support Republican congressional candidates in the 2012 electi...

John Celock

Supreme Court Gives Jan Brewer Preliminary Win In Redistricting Case | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

The ousted head of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will remain out of office pending a court hearing next week. A state Supreme Co...

John Celock

Arizona Governor Cuts State Funds For Redistricting Attorney | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has cut state funding for an attorney representing the ousted chairwoman of the state's independent redistricting commissi...

John Celock

Congressman's Mother Said To Have Called Governor About Redistricting | John Celock | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

A Democratic lawmaker in Arizona said that Marilyn Quayle, the wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle and the mother of Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) ca...

Jan Brewer Tongue-Tied Over Redistricting Flap

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer struggled to explain why she pressured state senators to remove Redistricting Chairman Colleen Coyle Mathis in an interview th...

Michael McAuliff

Steve Israel: Impeach Jan Brewer For Tampering With Arizona Redistrciting | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should be impeached for removing the independent leader of her state's redistricting commission, the head of the Democratic Co...

Jordan Howard

Arizona Congressmen Lobbied State Senators To Remove Redistricting Chair | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Democrats have accused four of the state's Republican representatives of pressuring state senators to oust the state's redistric...

John Celock

Democrats Criticize Arizona Governor's Out-Of-State Travel | John Celock | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Legislative Democrats in Arizona are criticizing Gov. Jan Brewer for leaving the state shortly after calling the state Senate into special session to ...

John Celock

Arizona Redistricting Commission Chair Remains Quiet, Plans Challenge | John Celock | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

The recently ousted chairwoman of Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission is remaining silent as she plans a challenge to the state Senate deci...

Arizona Republicans Independent Redistricting Chairman

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled Arizona State Senate voted along party lines on Tuesday evening to remove the chair of the state Independent R...

Jordan Howard

Jan Brewer Argues Arizona Redistricting Maps Too Competitive | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: The Arizona Senate voted 21-6 Tuesday to remove Colleen Coyle Mathis from her position as chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting ...