Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
Appellants brought this challenge to the 2012 Arizona redistricting plan alleging that the minor population deviations in the plan were motivated by pro-Democratic partisanship. The district court found that they were not. Instead, the district court held that the minor population deviations were motivated by the Commission’s goal of achieving Section 5 preclearance on the first attempt. Now, Appellants urge this Court to hold that achieving Section 5 preclearance approval was not a legitimate or rational justification for the minor population deviations.