Redistricting trial still set to start March 25 - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Redistricting trial still set to start March 25

Updated:

PHOENIX (AP) - Federal judges are sticking by a March 25 start date for a trial on a Republican-backed challenge to Arizona's map of legislative districts.

Lawyers for the state redistricting commission and those challenging the map have been arguing over pretrial disclosures and whether the trial can start on schedule.

But several orders by a panel of 3 judges keep the March 25 trial date and respond to other disputes.

One order says the commission cannot withhold certain documents based on claims of the legal privilege held by legislative bodies.

Another rejects one commission's request that the commission's lawyers be ordered to give him various records that he says he needs for a pretrial deposition.

The Republicans' lawsuit contends that the commission drew districts with unequal populations to benefit Democrats.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices