Thursday, December 16, 2010

Drawing The Lines, Updated

Posted By on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM

After I wrapped this week's Skinny, the Independent Redistricting Commission saga had a few new developments. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic rounds them up:

Commissioner Louis Araneta, who questioned Gleason's ability to separate his spiritual views from his civic duties, resigned from the commission Tuesday.

In a statement, Araneta, a retired Maricopa County Superior Court judge, said his comments were "misinterpreted to infer that I was not in support of Mr. Gleason's application because of his religious beliefs."

Adams and Pearce said the nominating commission must ensure the religious beliefs of future candidates don't factor into the selection process.

That extends to all faiths, Pearce said, including Islam.

They called on the commission to tape future meetings so there would be no ambiguity about what transpired.

In response to the lawmakers' concerns, Rebecca Berch White, who as chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court oversees the nominating commission, is setting up another meeting of the commission.

Read the whole thing here.

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