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Redistricting Litigation

Alaska Supreme Court Full Decision & New Litigation Deadline

On February 16, 2022, the Superior Court ruled for the Board on three of the 5 lawsuits, finding that all 40 of the Board's adopted House districts fully complied with the Alaska Constitution.  One plaintiff, Calista retired their claims.  The remaining plaintiffs and the Board petitioned the Alaska Supreme Court to review the Superior Court's findings and rulings.

The Supreme Court found for the Board on 4 of the 5 challenges and remanded the Board to make changes to Senate District K and to return Cantwell to House District 30 with the remainder of the Denali Borough.  The Board met 8 times between April 2 and April 13 culminating in the adoption and issuance of a 2022 Proclamation Plan.

On April 20, the East Anchorage Plaintiffs filed a motion for the Superior Court to reject the adopted 2022 Anchorage Senate pairings.  On April 22, three Girdwood residents challenged the 2022 Proclamation Senate pairings for Anchorage.  On May 17, the Superior Court found for the Girdwood plantiffs and directed the Board to adopt Anchorage Senate pairings Option #2 as an Interim plan for the 2022 Statewide elections.  The Board appealed to the Supreme Court who affirmed the Superior Court order and directed that the Board await their full decision before taking any further redistricting action.

On April 21, 2023 the Alaska Supreme Court issued it's full 144 page decision on all 2022 Redistricting actions.

On May 15, 2023 the Board adopted the 2022 Interim Plan as a Final Redistricting plan. No new litigation was filed within 30 days making the 2023 plan the final plan until a new map is adopted following the 2030 Census.

Superior Court Filings & Order

Alaska Supreme Court Remand

Alaska Supreme Court Pleadings

2021 Litigation

The Alaska Constitution provides that lawsuits brought against the Board's adopted Redistricting Proclamation must be filed within 30 days of Proclamation adoption.  The Board adopted the 2021 Proclamation of Redistricting on November 10, 2021 meaning that lawsuits must be brought no later than December 10, 2021.

The Board's Response to Challenges:

Five lawsuits were filed with Alaska Court system

  1. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough >
    Doyon Coalition moves to Intervene on Behalf of the Board in the Matsu Case >
  2. The City of Valdez >
  3. The City of Skagway >
  4. Wilson, Martinez & Silvers >
  5. Calista Corporation >

Two months of legal work later...

From December 10 to February 9 legal teams for all sides worked long nights and weekends to refine and advance their cases to the Superior Court.

On February 9th, the Superior Court received written Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law from each party.  These are the most complete distillation of each complaint and the Board's defense in light of the extensive testimony and discovery which had occurred over the course of the previous two months.

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Court System List of Case Files

Superior Court Decision and Process Orders

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