Court orders reinstatement of AZ redistricting official

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    Nov 18, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    "The Arizona Supreme Court Thursday evening reinstated the chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, rebuffing Gov. Jan Brewer¹s unprecedented action earlier this month."

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/11/17/20111117arizona-court-hears-challenge-redistricting-ouster.html
    I find this ODD that Fox in Phoenix hasn't reported a peep about this.. I just checked three minutes ago.. other media outlets are reporting, Fox is silent.

    Gov Brewer just had her hiney handed to her.. by her own Supreme Court.
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    Nov 18, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    thankfully, the court found that "independent" means independent from political meddling. it's clear that the republican controlled state house and senate, and the republican governor wanted more "safe" republican congressional districts. when they didn't get them, they turned to interferring in the voter-mandated independent redistricting commission.

    the checks-and-balances of the AZ constitution proved a foil for their political aims of gerrymandering.
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    Nov 18, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    "does not demonstrate 'substantial neglect of duty, gross misconduct in office or inability to discharge the duties of office.'

    there simply is no way to prove any of the above. and the courts have been loathe to overturn voter-approved laws/amendments in AZ.

    "Mapping is an improper basis for removing the chair," she said. ["]It's the commission's duty to draw maps, and if people disagree, the remedy is to go to court, not to remove commissioners,["] she said.


    i also think that once the real story about the Quayle's family involvement comes out, the court will be even less likely to accept the governor's request.
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    Nov 19, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    tailgater_3 said"does not demonstrate 'substantial neglect of duty, gross misconduct in office or inability to discharge the duties of office.'

    there simply is no way to prove any of the above. and the courts have been loathe to overturn voter-approved laws/amendments in AZ.

    "Mapping is an improper basis for removing the chair," she said. ["]It's the commission's duty to draw maps, and if people disagree, the remedy is to go to court, not to remove commissioners,["] she said.


    i also think that once the real story about the Quayle's family involvement comes out, the court will be even less likely to accept the governor's request.
    It'll be interesting to watch how this plays out!

    The voters in Fl passed an amendment similar to the AZ one setting up an independent remap outside of the political camps.. but two state house members have co-drafted a bill to eliminate that (one is rep, one is dem)..
    Wait until the voters find out that their congressional asses in the state house are trying to make their demands void.

    That wont sit well at all!~