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Arizona Wins, NC Loses


The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling approving independent commissions to redraw legislative districts is good news for voters. The case came from Arizona where 56 percent of the voters approved a ballot initiative giving redistricting authority to an independent commission. Some of the state’s legislators sued, claiming the initiative was unconstitutional.

In writing the majority opinion, Justice Ruth Ginsburg wrote “the invention of the initiative was in full harmony with the Constitution’s conception of the people as the font of governmental power.” The ballot initiative is a...

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