“Republican political consultant Dave Gilliard said Monday that he is working on a petition drive to overturn the state Senate lines — he wouldn’t say who’s hired his firm — and is looking into a referendum on the congressional district boundaries. Both maps, he said, harm Republicans.”
“At the same time, the president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the organization is considering a court challenge.
“‘We are looking at compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act,’ MALDEF president and general counsel Thomas A. Saenz said, citing concerns particularly with the state Senate and congressional district lines.
“He said the commission declined to create a number of Latino-majority districts that could have been fashioned. ‘That raises a potential issue under the Voting Rights Act,’ he said.”
California redistricting may face court, initiative challenges,
by Patrick McGreevy, LA Times, August 15, 2011
The Redistricting Committee gets a perfect California political score: no one is happy.
Bravo, Committee, bravo.