SCOTUS DECISION – Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission – 6/29/2015
The Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) affirmed the decision of the lower court in the matter of Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The U.S. Constitution does allow Commissions established by a vote of the people of the State to draw Congressional voting districts. You can read the full opinion on the SCOTUS website at the link below.
The SCOTUS opinion issued June 29th, 2015 can be viewed here:
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UPCOMING EVENTS – Commission Meeting – 6/30/2015
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) will be meeting at Springfield College in Tustin, CA on June 30, 2015 at 10:30AM. Agenda items include a discussion of the SCOTUS decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and a vote on final approval of the CRC Handbook. A copy of the proposed handbook is available at the link below:
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.
CLICK HERE to view the final certified maps at the Statewide Database site
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)