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Center files Amicus Brief on behalf of Drafters of Redistricting Initiative

On Thursday, November 10, 2011, the Center filed an amicus brief with the Arizona Supreme Court in the Special Action challenging the Governor and Senate's removal of Commissioner Mathis.  The brief was filed on behalf of the drafters of the constitutional amendment that created the Independent Redistricting Commission in 2000.   

Court of Appeals Agrees with Center:Legislature Can't Use Sale Proceeds to Fund State Land Department

On November 10, 2011, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's ruling in Rumery v. Baier and held that the legislature's attempt to use sale proceeds to fund the State Land Department violated Arizona's constitution.  The opinion can be found here: http://azcourts.gov/Portals/89/opinionfiles/CV/CV100807.pdf

 

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Arizona Supreme Court Lets Court of Appeals Decision Upholding Renewable Energy Rules Stand

September 20, 2011:  The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept the Petition for Review filed by the Goldwater Institute, letting stand the recent decision by the Court of Appeals that upheld Arizona's renewable energy rules. 

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