state redistricting en Republicans Still Want Redistricting Maps Tossed <p>An attorney for Republican interests asked a federal court today to scrap the map for the new legislative districts. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:48:28 +0000 Howard Fischer 22638 at IRC Wants Judge to Make Redistricting Law Clear <p>Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal judge to rule that state lawmakers are wrong in saying only THEY get to draw lines for congressional districts.&nbsp; Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:34:02 +0000 Howard Fischer 18661 at Plaintiffs Have Asked Court Not to Re-Draw State Districts <p>A federal court will not upset the lines drawn for the state&#39;s 30 legislative districts -- at least not this year.&nbsp;</p><p>The lawsuit filed in federal court by Republican interests charges the Independent Redistricting Commission acted improperly in coming up with the maps. Challengers want a three-judge panel to review those maps and, if they find problems, issue an injunction blocking them from being used in this year&#39;s election. But attorney Mike Liburdi said he is pulling the plug on that request.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 00:53:36 +0000 Howard Fischer 14316 at Brewer and legislative leaders work to try to oust Independent Redistricting Commission chairwoman <p>Governor Jan Brewer and legislative leaders are weighing whether to once again try to fire the chairwoman of the Independent Redistricting Commission.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:56:02 +0000 Howard Fischer 4660 at Brewer fights back against claims she acted illegally in firing redistricting commission chairwoman <p>Governor Jan Brewer is fighting back against claims by drafters of the redistricting initiative that she acted illegally in firing the chairwoman of the commission.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:44:31 +0000 Howard Fischer 4470 at