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4/30/2013
Redistricting ruling clarified

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska’s highest court says the first step in the redistricting process is to draw political boundaries based on state constitutional requirements.

The Alaska Supreme Court last week clarified an earlier decision in which it had ordered the Alaska Redistricting Board to redraw the state’s political map for next year’s elections. The board had requested clarification on two points, including whether the board is prohibited from keeping the current configuration of any districts in the future plan.

The court, in a written order, said as long as the board begins by drawing districts that meet state constitutional requirements, the fact a resulting district is the same or similar to a prior iteration wouldn’t prevent the new district from being approved.