Alaska high court finds Senate district unconstitutional


March 31, 2022

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that a state Senate district pairing part of east Anchorage and the Eagle River area by the board tasked with rewriting Alaska’s political boundaries constituted an “unconstitutional political gerrymander.”

The court said it was affirming a finding by Superior Court Judge Thomas Matthews regarding Senate District K.

Two House districts equal one Senate district. The Senate district at issue pairs a House district that includes part of Anchorage’s Muldoon area with an Eagle River area House district that Matthews last mon...

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