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Supreme Court to rule on new Senate maps

Cars+Sell Your CarBuy a CarResearch CarsFinanceFind a DealerPlace an AdA group of Republicans will find out Friday if their attempt to block newly drawn state Senate maps from being used in this year's elections was successful.The California Supreme Court announced Thursday that it would release its decision on which boundaries should be New Balance Store used for the June primary and November general election.Republicans want voters to overturn the Senate maps, drawn last year by an independent commission, and already have turned in signature petitions for a ballot initiative. They say the high court should appoint an expert to draw different maps for this year's elections because their initiative is likely to qualify.Attorney Charles Bell argued earlier this month that Republicans had gathered a sufficient number of valid signatures. He said random sampling of the 711,000 signatures found 72 percent of them about 512,000 to be valid, making it "likely" the measure will qualify for the ballot. Supporters need 504,760 valid signatures.The secretary of state's office, overseen by Democrat Debra Bowen, told the court it was premature to conclude the proposed initiative will qualify for the November ballot.The state Senate boundaries New Balance Cyber Monday Deals were part of the work done last year by the 14 member California Citizens Redistricting Commission, an independent panel created by voters to take the once a decade redistricting process away from the Legislature. The commission also drew new boundaries for the state Assembly, congressional districts and the state Board of Equalization based on 2010 Census figures.Republicans stand to lose seats to Democrats under the new Senate maps because of the state's shifting demographics, giving them a better chance of reaching a critical two thirds majority in the Senate. That would bring Democrats a step closer to being able to approve tax increases without Republican support.Orange County Republican activist Julie Vandermost filed the lawsuit in October. She and GOP interests contend the commission did not meet the constitutional criteria for drawing the maps in a transparent way and in trying to keep communities together, violating the federal Voting Rights Act.The Supreme Court justices have several options: They could allow the temporary use of the redistricting commission's maps; use the state Senate districts that have been in place since 2001; devise an alternate plan; or create temporary Senate districts out of pairs of Assembly districts drawn by the commission.The 40 member Senate has half the number of lawmakers as New Balance Black Friday the Assembly. The commission members five Republicans, five Democrats and New Balance Shoes four independents were selected in a random process overseen by the state auditor's office. At least nine commissioners had to support the new boundaries, including at least three each from Democrats, Republicans and independents.
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