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.
PHOENIX - The state Court of Appeals blocked prosecutors Tuesday from further inquiries into whether the Independent Redistricting Commission broke the law in how it hired a consultant.
PHOENIX - A federal court has agreed to give Republicans a chance to argue the state's 30 legislative districts should be redrawn for the 2014 election.
PHOENIX - An attorney for Republican interests argued Wednesday that maps drawn just last year for the state's 30 legislative districts are illegal and should be scrapped.
PHOENIX - A judge threw out a bid by some Republicans to void the congressional lines drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission, but the case could come back.