Washington and Arizona File Amicus Briefs in Ninth Circuit over Tucson Elections, on Opposite Sides

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By Richard Winger As reported earlier, on November 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit struck down Tucson’s system of city council elections, in Public Integrity Alliance v City of Tucson, 15-16142. The vote was 2-1 and the city asked for en banc rehearing. On January 5, 2016, the state of Washington filed an amicus brief on side of the city of Tucson. But on January 15, the state of Arizona filed an amicus against the city of Tucson.
The issue is the city’s system of electing city councilmembers. The city uses partisan elections. In the partisan primaries, parties nominate with …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2016/02/02/washington-and-arizona-file-amicus-briefs-in-ninth-circuit-over-tucson-elections-on-opposite-sides/