Lawsuit Charges California Redistricting Commission with Holding Unpublicized Meetings

On November 30, a California Republican national committeewoman, who is also an attorney, filed a lawsuit in the California Supreme Court to direct the California Redistricting Commission to stop holding unpublicized meetings. See this story, which has a link to the Complaint. The case is Moreno v Citizens Redistricting Commission. The court has asked for a response by December 7.


Lawsuit Charges California Redistricting Commission with Holding Unpublicized Meetings — 8 Comments

  1. How many open and undercover RED commie donkeys on the CA Gerrymander Comm ???

    esp the alleged *nonpartisan* members ???
    NOOOO G Comms

  2. As I have said earlier, these “nonpartisan” redistricting commissions get taken over by the people who they are supposed to be independent of, just like regulatory bodies.

  3. Obviously, there’s no perfect way to district. At large has its drawbacks, too. While nonpartisan commissions are not perfectly nonpartisan, they at least make some kind of effort to be, unlike legislatures. What are some good ways to compare the track records of the two to see which if either is relatively more even handed in the real world as opposed to in theory?

  4. I’m not sure if there is enough data from non-partisan redistricting commissions to compare them to legislatures. But, there is no denying that legislatures are blatantly partisan. At least there is a perverse honesty there.

    IMO, a better and more original solution would be to mandate minimum district sizes. This would have the effect of creating multi member districts, at least in metro areas. With a fair-minded alternative voting method, such as RCV, in multi member districts, the voters could “create” the virtual districts with their own votes.

  5. @WZ,

    You could simply let individuals propose maps that met some objective standard such as respecting political subdivisions and predefined community of interest. Then have a large cross-section of the electorate rank their potential district under the various plans, The rankings of the districts represent the rankings of the plans. Use Condorcet to determine the most favored plan. Perhaps repeat for each district under the favored plan to measure acceptablity of the plan for that district.

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