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Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

Case Information

Date Filed: June 7, 2012
State: Arizona
Issue: Redistricting
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona (Case 12-CV-01211); U.S. Supreme Court (Case 13-1314)


(1) Whether the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution and 2 U.S.C. 2a(c) permit Arizona's use of a commission to adopt Congressional districts, and

(2) Whether the Arizona Legislature have standing to bring suit


Amended Complaint filed 7/20/2012. Answer to Amended Complaint filed 8/10/12. Order granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and denying Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 2/21/2014. Appellee's Motion to dismiss or affirm filed 6/30/14. Appellant State Legislature's Reply filed 7/14/14. Appellant's Brief filed 12/2/14. Appellee's Brief filed 1/16/15. Reply of appellant Arizona State Legislature filed 2/17/15. Argued 3/2/15. Opinion Affirming District Court filed 6/29/15.

U.S. Supreme Court Documents

District Court Documents



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