The case centers on whether an independent commission erred in creating 30 districts with big population differences.
Voters amended the Arizona Constitution in 2000 to give a commission the power to draw congressional maps.
Justices ruled in favor of the work of the Independent Redistricting Commission.
U.S. House bill would bar Arizona Legislature from redrawing lines until the 2020 census.
Republican lawmakers want the power to redraw congressional district lines.
The justices set March 2 to hear arguments about who gets to draw the state's political boundaries.
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.