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Legal battle resumes in redistricting case

A legal battle that’s already lasted most of this decade has resumed in Arizona courts, raising the possibility that a significant part of the state’s political landscape could be redrawn.

The Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard arguments on an appeal of a judge’s ruling that the constitutional requirements weren’t met when a commission redrew Arizona’s 30 legislative districts.

Current districts have been used in the last three elections while the case has been in court. Attorneys disagree on whether there’s still time for new ones to be used in 2008 voting if the challengers win.

Key issues are whether the commission put required emphasis on creating districts winnable by each major party and how courts should decide that.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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