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.

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
PiYo Strength Class

PiYo Strength Class @ Floor Polish

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays. Continues through April 14 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Let's Listen To That Awesome New Calexico Single (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Koch Brothers Infiltrate Pima County Schools With a High School Econ Course (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Laughing Stock: Odd as Ever; Ever Laughable (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Boris Blows Your Mind (and the Rest of Your Body) Away (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation