Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission Stands
The US Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the legality of Arizona's 15-year-old independent redistricting commission. Gerrymandered districts have allowed partisan legislators to effectively select the voters that will elect them, rather than having districts drawn to make legislators accountable to the voters. Today's decision provides momentum to calls by nonpartisan organizations such as the League of Women Voters for other states, including Wisconsin, to establish independent redistricting commissions ahead of the next census.
NPR has excellent coverage of the decision here.