Lawyer says Voting Act drove new districts, not politics as GOP claims.
The justices to decide if the U.S. Constitution requires lawmakers to make the boundaries.
PHOENIX — Claiming illegal political motives, attorneys for Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to void the lines drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission for the state’s 30 legislative districts.
Will state lawmakers get to redraw congressional lines?
Voters had a right to take redistricting away from the Legislature, lawyer says.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to give its members back the right to draw the lines for the state’s nine congressional districts.
PHOENIX — A federal court refused Tuesday to disturb the lines for the state’s 30 legislative districts even if they were designed in part to favor Democrats.
PHOENIX — A federal court refused today to disturb the lines for the state's 30 legislative districts even if they might favor Democrats.
PHOENIX — Arizona voters have a constitutional right to wrest control of drawing congressional boundaries from the Legislature, a federal court ruled late Friday.
PHOENIX — A lawyer for the Republican-controlled Legislature asked a federal court Friday to void a decision by Arizona voters to have an independent commission decide how the state is divided into its nine congressional districts.
PHOENIX — Supporters of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to rule the Legislature has no right to challenge the voter-approved law.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for the Independent Redistricting Commission are asking a federal court to dismiss what they contend is a power grab by state lawmakers.
Republicans in the Legislature continued their shameless attack on the Independent Redistricting Commission last week, this time asking a federal court to take away the commission’s power to redraw congressional districts just in time for the 2014 elections.
PHOENIX - A bid by Republicans to upend the state's 30 legislative districts could be bolstered - thrown out of federal court - because of the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
PHOENIX - State lawmakers are about to give the Independent Redistricting Commission another $635,226 in tax dollars to continue to fight lawsuits - including one filed by legislators themselves.
PHOENIX - Republican interests head to federal court today hoping to realign the state's legislative districts more to their liking.
PHOENIX - The Independent Redistricting Commission is going to get the cash it needs, at least enough to get it through a trial set to begin next month.
PHOENIX - Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission do not need to answer certain questions from those who are suing them, a federal court has ruled.
Senate President Andy Biggs says the $500,000 will let commission lawyers be ready for a trial set to begin in March.
PHOENIX - State lawmakers grudgingly approved $500,000 Thursday to keep the Independent Redistricting Commission in business - and help it fight the Legislature.