Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SCOTUS Upholds Constitutionality of Arizona's Independent Redistricting Panel

In a 5-4 decision on June 29, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Arizona’s independent redistricting panel. The ruling in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission affirms the practice of setting up independent panels to redraw congressional districts, an effort to avoid the partisan gerrymandering that can result from state legislatures redrawing the lines each decade. Justice Ginsburg wrote in the majority opinion that, “Arizona voters sought to restore the core principle of republican government, namely, that voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around.”

The day after handing down the ruling in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting the Court agreed to hear another case from Arizona Republicans who claim in their case that the commission “intended to ‘pack’ non-Hispanic white Republican voters in overpopulated districts to gain an advantage for the Democrats by overweighting the votes of Democratic voters.”

You can find the full opinion for Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission  here.

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