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CURRENT EVENTS
CRC Ash Grant Committee Schedules Meeting for November 20, 2017

On November 20, 2017, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission’s (CRC) Ash Grant Committee will meet in Sacramento to discuss proposals and guidelines for use of the grant awarded to the CRC by The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

 

Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 1st, 2017 in Los Angeles

On December 1st, 2017, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) will meet in Los Angeles at the James Irvine Foundation offices to review Commission policies, receive an update on current litigation impacting the Commission, and vote on proposals for use of the $100,000 grant awarded to the CRC by The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

RECENT EVENTS – California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission Awarded Top 2017 Harvard Public Engagement in Government Award – July 6, 2017

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, announced the California Citizens Redistricting Commission as the winner of the 2017 Roy and Lila Ash Innovation Award for Public Engagement in Government. The $100,000 grand prize to support the replication and dissemination of the initiative was presented at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2017.

The video of the CRC final presentation to the selection committee can be viewed here:

The final draft of the CRC Handbook was approved with minor edits and can be viewed here:

 

LITIGATION – DeWitt v. California Citizens Redistricting Commission

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) has been named as a defendant in Case No. 3:15-cv-05261. On May 31, 2016 the Court granted Defendant’s motion to dismiss. The Plaintiff in this case filed a Notice of Appeal on June 29th, 2016. Documents from the case are posted on this website as they become available.

Notice of Appeal – Filed June 29, 2016
Judgement – Filed May 31, 2016
Order Granting Motion to Dismiss – Filed May 31, 2016
Joint Case Management Summary – Filed May 19, 2016
Plaintiff Objection To One Judge Case Management – Filed May 19, 2016
Plaintiff Request for Three Judge Intervention – Filed May 19, 2016
Plaintiff 2nd Amended Complaint – Filed March 17, 2016
Order to Show Cause – Filed April 4, 2016
Plaintiff Response to Order to Show Cause – Filed April 11, 2016
Request for Briefing on Plaintiff Request for 3 Judge Panel – Filed April 15, 2016
Defendant Motion to Dismiss – Filed April 15, 2016
Defendant Response to Request for Briefing – Filed April 22, 2016
Plaintiff Response to Request for Briefing – Filed April 25, 2016
Plaintiff Opposition to Motion to Dismiss – Filed April 28, 2016

AMICUS BRIEF Commission Files Amicus Brief in Major Redistricting Case, September 5th, 2017

On September 5, 2017, the California Redistricting Commission (CRC) filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court in the case of Gill v. Whitford. The CRC has a strong interest in this case because it addresses the fundamental proposition that redistricting can be done in a transparent and non-partisan manner, provided that criteria such as those applied in California by the CRC are followed.

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SCOTUS DECISION – Evenwel v. Abbott – 4/4/2016

The Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) affirmed a state or locality may draw its legislative districts based on total population. You can read the full opinion on the SCOTUS website at the link below.

The SCOTUS opinion issued April 4th, 2016, and transcript can be viewed here:

 

CRC filed an amicus brief in the case. A ruling against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission would have negatively impacted California’s Prop 20, the measure passed by voters in 2010 that mandated California’s Congressional Districts be drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission in a non-partisan, open, and transparent process.

The CRC amicus brief can be viewed here:

The SCOTUS docket file can be viewed here:

An assessment of the case’s potential impact by the Brennen Center for Justice can be viewed here:

 

VIEW INTERACTIVE MAPS OF COMMISSION’S FINAL DISTRICTS

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has adopted final district maps for Congressional, State Assembly, State Senate and Board of Equalization districts.
image of globe and magnifying glassCLICK HERE to view the final certified maps at the Statewide Database site

VIEW COMMISSION’S FINAL REPORT

SECTION 5 PRECLEARANCE SUBMISSION

Letter to CA Dept. of Justice, Re: Final Section 5 Preclearance Submission
Notice of Final Section 5 Preclearance Submission

COMMISSION LETTERS CONCERNING DISTRICTS REFERENDUMS

Letter to CA Dept. of Justice, Re: Proposed Congressional Referendum
Letter to CA Dept. of Justice, Re: Response to Title & Summary
Response from CA Dept. of Justice, Re: Title & Summary
Letter to Charles H. Bell, Jr., Esq., Re: Title & Summary
Letter to Secretary of State, Re: Title & Summary
Letter to CA Dept. of Justice, Re: Title & Summary

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PETITIONS CHALLENGING MAPS CERTIFIED BY THE COMMISSION

The Supreme Court of California requires electronic submission of petition and related documents challenging electoral maps certified by the Citizens Redistricting commission within 45 days of certification.

Supreme Court letter to the Citizens Redistricting Commission
Supreme Court News Release (Updated 8-16-2011)
Supreme Court Administrative Order (Updated 8-16-2011)

 

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