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Friday, April 1, 2011


The selective racial outrage of federal judicial nominee Donna Murphy
Pajamas Media
The story noted she was one of the DOJ lawyers sanctioned by a federal court for unethical conduct relating to Georgia legislative redistricting. If she were now to ascend to the federal bench, she might be the first lawyer ever sanctioned by the ...


Penny Pinching or Partisan Politics? California and its Presidential Primaries
PublicCEO.com
According to the CSAC bulletin, counties are in favor of this legislation in hopes of eliminating two separate primary elections, as well as the fear that an early primary would require local officials to finish redistricting months sooner than the law ...


OK, so while we're gerrymandering
Record-Searchlight (blog)
And strange or not, under the old redistricting system, it's easy to imagine a scenario where Democrats might have uprooted Shasta County and replanted it in the coast. In 2001, the district's senator and assemblyman -- Republicans Dick Dickerson and ...


S.J. officials to citizens redistricting panel: Make us whole
Stockton Record
The county became the state's first this week to pass a resolution recommending a course of action for the new California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The county supervisors' recommendation is that most of San Joaquin County fall within a single ...

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SJ officials to citizens redistricting panel: Make us whole
Stockton Record
The county became the state's first this week to pass a resolution recommending a course of action for the new California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The county supervisors' recommendation is that most of San Joaquin County fall within a single ...

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State redistricting panel coming to Marysville
Appeal-Democrat
"I think this is the most important redistricting for California since the Civil War." Created by voter initiative in 2008, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission will use US Census data and public comments to draw new boundaries for state ...


League asks Sen. Simitian to talk about civility
San Jose Mercury News
... what gives form and purpose and shape to the great debates that we have in democracy." After closing his speech, the senator took questions from the audience. Education, high speed rail, water and redistricting were all issues posed by attendees.


Redistricting hype
Press-Enterprise
Only political insiders would conclude that the state's new redistricting panel is hopeless before the group does any actual work. Californians should ignore the self-interested hyperbole of the state's political class, and wait until the commission ...

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The Roundup for March 31, 2011
Firedoglake
Here's a good look at what redistricting could do in California and Florida, both of which have independent commissions now. I don't think you can talk about 2012 until we see where the district lines are drawn. African-American migration to the ...


Video: Citizens Redistricting Commissioners Explain Their Job
KQED News Fix (blog)
Two commissioners from the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, Vince Barabba from Capitola and Connie Galambos Malloy from Alameda, appeared on Forum today, discussing their work and some of the criticism that is already being thrown their ...