Final redistricting challenge shot down by Idaho Supreme Court

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The Idaho Supreme Court ruled Friday on the last outstanding redistricting challenge, officially clearing the way for the state’s spring primary election. The sole challenge to the congressional map alleged that the commission missed its 90-day constitutional deadline to submit its final plans, and lacked the ability to divide existingContinue reading “Final redistricting challenge shot down by Idaho Supreme Court”

Legislative redistricting maps approved by Idaho Supreme Court

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  Challenges to Idaho’s redistricting plans have been denied by the Idaho Supreme Court, which means new legislative districts are officially finalized for the primary election this spring.  In a ruling issued Thursday, the court affirmed the redistricting commission’s decision to prioritize the smallest possible population deviations between legislative districts overContinue reading “Legislative redistricting maps approved by Idaho Supreme Court”

Idaho Supreme Court hears congressional redistricting arguments 

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The Idaho Supreme Court heard the sole challenge to Idaho’s congressional redistricting map this week, bringing the state one step closer to finalized electoral maps that will be in place for the next decade.  On Monday, Jan. 24, the court heard arguments on whether the 2021 redistricting commission completed itsContinue reading “Idaho Supreme Court hears congressional redistricting arguments “

Idaho Supreme Court hears oral arguments over redistricting challenges

The Idaho Supreme Court heard legal challenges to the state’s adopted legislative redistricting plan on Friday, Jan. 14. Arguments in a separate case challenging the congressional redistricting plan are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 24. Here’s a writeup of the courtroom action by Clark Corbin of the Idaho Capital Sun: Idaho Supreme CourtContinue reading “Idaho Supreme Court hears oral arguments over redistricting challenges”

Idaho’s final redistricting maps approved 

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports In a short meeting Friday, the Idaho redistricting commission approved legislative plan L03 and congressional plan C03 to become the state’s electoral districts for the next 10 years. The bipartisan six-member commission began their work on Sept. 1 and approved the final maps three weeks ahead of the Nov. 30Continue reading “Idaho’s final redistricting maps approved “

One person, one vote, forty-four counties

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports As Idaho communities have grown unevenly over the past decade, how should the interests of urban and rural areas best be represented? That’s one of several issues before Idaho’s redistricting commission as they decide how to lay out 35 legislative districts across the 44 counties. The bipartisan six-member commission spentContinue reading “One person, one vote, forty-four counties”

Redistricting commission headed to eastern Idaho 

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment makes the final leg of their statewide tour next week, visiting eastern Idaho to gather public input on new legislative and congressional maps. Fort Hall Wednesday, Oct. 6 1 p.m. Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel Chokecherry Room 777 Bannock Trail, Pocatello, Idaho 83202  Pocatello Wednesday, Oct. 6 7 p.m. Idaho State UniversityContinue reading “Redistricting commission headed to eastern Idaho “

“We don’t want to be with them. We’d like to be with these folks instead.” 

The 2021 Commission for Reapportionment is getting a clearer idea of which areas of the state to group together in new legislative and congressional maps. Commissioners made their way down the panhandle last week gathering input from residents in northern Idaho.

Magic Valley next stops for redistricting tour

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment, which is in charge of drawing new legislative and congressional maps after the 2020 census, continues their statewide tour this week in the Magic Valley. The commission is seeking feedback from local communities of interest, including “demographics, economics, geography, population trends and political andContinue reading “Magic Valley next stops for redistricting tour”

Redistricting commission touring north Idaho

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Commission for Reapportionment continues its statewide tour this week, with stops in the Idaho panhandle to hear public testimony regarding new legislative and congressional maps that will be in place for the next decade.  The commission legally has until the end of November to finalize a redistricting plan,Continue reading “Redistricting commission touring north Idaho”