Judge Rejects Amended Redistricting Plan

A State Superior Court judge has sent an amended redistricting plan back to the Alaska Redistricting Board. Fairbanks judge Michael McConahy ruled Friday that the Board must draw a redistricting plan “solely compliant with the Alaska Constitution,” requiring  the Board to “make findings of fact sufficient to allow the courts to independently  measure each district against constitutional standards.”

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