Arizona order to keep redistricting commission info secret

Posted at 4:33 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 19:33:42-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court chief justice has ordered emergency rule changes keeping information secret about those being considered for the five-member Independent Redistricting Commission, as the application process moves online amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The commission is designated to redraw the state's congressional and legislative boundaries.

The Arizona Republic reported Friday that Chief Justice Robert Brutinel ordered that written information about an applicant that someone wants to be confidential will be kept secret in its entirety.

Brutinel says the changes do not reduce the records subject to public inspection.

Others have raised concerns that information about applicants will now be off limits.