Redistricting Referendum Timeline Tight... or Impossible?

October 15, 2011 · Filed Under CA Politics, Elections · 2 Comments 

Senate Map/CA Redistricting Commission

California's top elections official belives there won't be enough time for a court-appointed panel -- if one is chosen -- to redraw the state's political maps for the 2012 elections.

That's the gist of a legal filing by Secretary of State Debra Bowen in the California Supreme Court fight over the maps drawn by the state's Citizens Redistricting Commission. And it highlights not only a simmering debate over how to interpret the language of 2010's Proposition 20, but the long and bitter history of redistricting fights in California.
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