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Supreme Court to review independent redistricting commissions
Supreme Court to review independent redistricting commissions

The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday that it had voted to hear 11 new cases, including a major challenge to the independent commissions created in California and Arizona that use citizens rather than state legislators to draw election districts for members of Congress. The justices agreed to hear a complaint from Arizona state legislators who argue that they alone have redistricting power, regardless of what voters think. They point to a provision in the U.S. Constitution that says "the times, places and manner of holding elections for senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof." Washington attorney Paul Clement, representing...

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