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Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm’n, 13-1314

In a case in which the Arizona Legislature challenged the map the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) adopted in 2012 for congressional districts, arguing that the map and AIRC, an independent commission created by voter initiative and aimed at the problem of gerrymandering, violated the "Elections Clause" of the U. S. Constitution, the District Court's judgment rejecting the complaint on the merits is affirmed where: 1) the Arizona Legislature has standing to bring this suit; and 2) the Elections Clause and 2 U. S. C. section 2a(c) permit Arizona's use of a commission to adopt congressional districts.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/29/2015
  • Published 06/29/2015

Judges

  • GINSBURG

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

Counsel