Congressional Districts Ruling
The U-S Supreme Court also ruled today that an independent commission can draw Arizona’s Congressional District lines…And not lawmakers. In a five-to-four ruling – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave the majority decision. She wrote in part, “The voters should choose their Representatives, not the other way around.” The case arose after voters claimed lawmakers drew district lines favoring their own party. But the state legislature argued a clause in the state’s constitution gave them the power to draw the lines.