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Court Rules Citizen Panel Senate Map Criticized by GOP Can Stand for 2012; Read the Full Decision

January 27, 2012 | 9:49 am

Court Rules Citizen Panel Senate Map Criticized by GOP Can Stand for 2012; Read the Full Decision

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10:55 a.m. The California Supreme Court has ruled that the State Senate maps drawn by the California Citizen’s Redistricting Commission can be used in the Nov. 2012 election. Read the full decision here; it’s also embedded below. KQED Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers reports on today’s decision: Today’s ruling is a sound rejection of critics […]

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Today’s California Supreme Court Redistricting Case Explained

January 10, 2012 | 10:40 am

Today’s California Supreme Court Redistricting Case Explained

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The California Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Vandermost v. Bowen , a rather complicated case related to the redistricting lines that the California Citizens Redistricting Commission drew last year, and which the state Republican Party is none too happy about. Our Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers was at the courtroom tweeting. His blog […]

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The Frenzy Over ProPublica’s Redistricting Report

December 22, 2011 | 2:13 pm

The Frenzy Over ProPublica’s Redistricting Report

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Yesterday’s ProPublica report provocatively titled “How Democrats Fooled California’s Redistricting Commission” is — as you might imagine — causing quite a stir. Some headlines today: California’s ‘independent’ redistricting fiasco: a cautionary tale Democrats Used Underhanded Tactics in Redistricting California Did California Democrats Rig the Redistricting Process? ProPublica report sparks GOP outrage The report alleges that […]

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California Supreme Court Rejects Two GOP Challenges to Redistricting

October 26, 2011 | 2:24 pm

California Supreme Court Rejects Two GOP Challenges to Redistricting

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The California Supreme Court has unanimously rejected two Republican challenges to the state’s new electoral maps. The state’s high court on Wednesday rejected petitions challenging the validity of the state Senate and congressional redistricting maps recently adopted by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The court voted 7-0. Voters approved the redistricting commission […]

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August 19, 2011 | 4:21 pm

Blog Beat: State Law Hinders Police Oversight; Redistricting and Marin; SF Tagger Caught on Video

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From The Informant: State laws put police oversight behind a wall of secrecy Dick Spotswood, the militant centrist, thinks redistricting worked out well for Marin. Call me sheltered, but I have to admit I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before: Someone caught in the act of graffiti tagging. Video from Stevenson off of Sixth […]

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Redistricting Process Ends — Analysis

August 1, 2011 | 10:49 am

Redistricting Process Ends — Analysis

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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 that second option — judicial intervention — only will happen if opponents prevail in court, […]

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July 29, 2011 | 9:30 am

Redistricting Commission Approves New Legislative Boundaries; Bay Area Political Implications

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Before and after maps here The Citizens Redistricting Commission has approved its redrawing of new legislative boundaries. http://twitter.com/#!/KQED_CapNotes/statuses/96978177045430276 (More live tweets from today’s commission meeting here.) A vote on the adoption of the new maps will be held August 15. KQED’s John Myers broke it all down for us last night. “You’ve got a lot […]

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Morning Splash: House GOP Fails to Pass Debt Plan; Final Redistricting Maps; SFPD Says Harding Gun Found; Ed Lee; Amazon Tax Dispute

July 29, 2011 | 7:44 am

Morning Splash: House GOP Fails to Pass Debt Plan; Final Redistricting Maps; SFPD Says Harding Gun Found; Ed Lee; Amazon Tax Dispute

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House Again Seeks Votes, After Failing to Pass Debt Plan (NY Times) House Republican leaders, who had abruptly put off a vote on their proposal to raise the debt ceiling and cut government spending, called their rank and file back into another closed-door session on Friday to resume their overnight search for the last few […]

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July 28, 2011 | 3:44 pm

California Redistricting Commission Maps

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For the inside dope on the redistricting end game, KQED’s John Myers has been tweeting about the release of the latest working drafts by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, leading up to tomorrow’s final vote. Barring any changes today, these will be the final maps. And from what Myers has been tweeting, changes at this […]

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Live: Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting

July 22, 2011 | 9:13 am

Live: Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting

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If you’re interested in the kinds of issues (translation: complaints) that various constituencies are bringing to the Citizens Redistricting Commission in regard to the first round of draft maps and its working draft of visualizations being floated, people are speaking up right now at today’s meeting in Sacramento. (Update 9:45: The public comment period is […]

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