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Arizona redistricting fight has big implications for California

A major California political reform enacted by the voters is being threatened by the Arizona Legislature's attempt to resume ugly gerrymandering of congressional districts. It's a monumental case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices will hear oral arguments March 2 and rule by summer. Gerrymandering means drawing — twisting — the district lines in a clever way to rig the election outcome. It's usually done to increase the numerical strength of the party that controls the legislature. Democrats and Republicans have been equally guilty, depending on whether it's in a blue or red state. Or, as the California Legislature shamefully did in 2001, the...

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