The Hill: Supreme Court upholds use of independent panels for redistricting

Ben Kamisar
Jun 29, 2015
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J. Gerald Hebert, the executive director of the Campaign Legal Center which authored a friend of the court brief supporting the commission, praised the court in a statement.

“Today’s decision is a victory for representative democracy and a sharp rebuke to the Arizona legislators who sued to overturn the popular will of the state’s citizens in order to regain their ability to handpick their constituents and safeguard their seats through blatant political gerrymanders,” he said.   

“We are pleased that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of voters over their elected officials, but disappointed to see four Justices willing to deny voters a fair chance to choose their own representatives.”

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