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Supremes Won't Block Redistricting Maps

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If the state Senate districts drawn by California’s new citizens redistricting panel are going to be erased and redrawn this decade, it will only happen if a referendum qualifies for the November ballot and voters agree. That’s because the final … Continue reading »


The Frenzy Over ProPublica's Redistricting Report

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It should come as little surprise that California’s political class is all abuzz over a new and lengthy report on the state’s first ever independent redistricting process, one that describes in great detail private machinations apparently employed to help influence … Continue reading »


Redistricting Lawsuits Rejected

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The odds of survival for the state’s first ever independently drawn political maps grew dramatically this afternoon, as the California Supreme Court summarily rejected legal challenges to the new districts for the state Senate and Congress. The state’s high Court … Continue reading »


Redistricting Referendum Timeline Tight... or Impossible?

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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 … Continue reading »


A Hefty Redistricting Referendum

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When the petition to overturn the new state Senate maps hits the streets this weekend, it’s going to be not a page, but a packet. Signature gatherers are being required to tote along not just a page for voter signatures, … Continue reading »


Redistricting Maps Official. Soon, Officially Challenged.

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You’d be hard pressed to describe the mood of most members of California’s first-ever independent redistricting effort as anything other than relieved — relieved that a very long and complex process has come to its official end with certification of … Continue reading »


For Some, Redistricting is Splitsville

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Even with testimony from the public and formal guidelines written into law, California’s first-ever citizens redistricting effort has found no easy answers to the question, “What is a community?” And so, in the statewide maps being certified Monday morning, some … Continue reading »


Competition, Communities Dominate Redistricting Reactions

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Perhaps Angelo Ancheta, a member of California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission, didn’t know he was invoking the memory of one of the state’s legendary politicians last week as the panel finished its work — a politician who took great pride as … Continue reading »


Redistricting: The Line Dancing Ends

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There are two, and only two, options left at this point for the political districts in which Californians will reside for the next decade: the current maps from the state’s citizens redistricting panel or as-yet-to-exist maps drawn by judges. And … Continue reading »


Redistricting's Final, Controversial, Push

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As California’s bold experiment with independent redistricting enters the homestretch, it’s clear that drawing political boundaries is neither simple nor without controversy. And for the 14 men and women picked to do the work, the questions will soon be: can … Continue reading »