Redistricting Law Refined

July 19, 2016

Reg Blog

Redistricting cases have long had a prominent place on the Supreme Court’s docket. This past session was no exception. The recently completed 2015 term saw no less than four published opinions on the subject. Arizona has had two redistricting cases before the Supreme Court in the last two years. In Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting, decided last year, the Court upheld the independent commission that Arizona voters adopted in 2000 to draw district lines in the state. This year, in Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the Court rejected a malapportionment challenge to Arizona’s state legislative districts.