Alaska Redistricting Board to Appeal Superior Court Decision
Anchorage, Alaska - The Alaska Redistricting Board voted unanimously today to appeal Judge McConahy's recent decision in 2011 Redistricting Cases v. Alaska Redistricting Board with the Alaska Supreme Court.
The Board will ask the court to overturn Judge McConahy's decision and approve the Amended Proclamation Plan as adopted on April 5, 2012.
The Alaska Supreme Court allowed for that option in its March 14, 2012 Order, finding that if the Board's Amended Proclamation Plan has not been approved by both the state court and the U.S. Department of Justice in time for this year's elections, it may petition for use of its Original Proclamation Plan as an interim plan.
Along with adopting its Amended Proclamation Plan on April 5, 2012 the Board also adopted a plan to be used as an interim plan. The plan is based on the Board's Original Proclamation Plan, with fixes made across the Fairbanks North Star Borough districts as mandated by the Alaska Supreme Court.
If needed, the petition for use of an interim plan will be filed with the court at a later date under the direction of Board Chairman John Torgerson.