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UPCOMING EVENTS – Commission Meeting – July 2016 (Date TBD)

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) will be meeting via teleconference in Sacramento, CA in July of 2016. An agenda will be posted at least 14 days prior to the meeting.

 

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. Documents from the case are posted on this website as they become available.

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

 
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 can be viewed here:

NOTICE – On November 10th, 2014 at approximately 8pm the host server for the CRC Website suffered a catastrophic failure.

The data housed on the server is in the process of being rebuilt from saved backups. This process will take some time to complete. If you cannot find the data you are searching for, please call us directly at (916)709-6303.

RECENT EVENTS – Supreme Court Oral Arguments – 3/2/2015

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) in the matter of Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, on January 23, 2015. On March 2nd, SCOTUS heard oral arguments in the case. A decision will be delivered by the Court on or before June 30, 2015.

The SCOTUS transcript can be viewed here:

 

A ruling against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission would negatively impact 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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