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Superior Court rejects Redistricting Board lines


Courtesy of Alaska Redistricting Board

The Redistricting Board’s interim statewide map of legislative districts.

The Alaska Redistricting Board will once again appeal a Superior Court Judge's decision to redraw district lines.

Alaska Redistricting Board Executive Director Taylor Bickford said an appeal will be filed on Friday.

Judge Michael McConahy issued a decision last week in the 2011 Redistricting Cases v. Alaska Redistricting Board case, saying that “The Board did not comply with the directive of the Alaskan Supreme Court to draw and provide support for a Hickel [v. Southeast Conference] plan.

The “Hickel Plan” is a 1994 Alaska Supreme Court decision requiring the board to comply with th...

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