Court rules PLF may continue to challenge discriminatory commissioner selection scheme

September 05, 2014 | By RALPH KASARDA

We received good news this week from the California Court of Appeal.  The court reversed a decision by the lower court, and allows us to continue our legal challenge against the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.  The court’s favorable decision is here.  As we posted earlier, a California statute requires that members of the C ...


California insists “race” is a qualification for public office

August 01, 2014 | By RALPH KASARDA

California voters hoping to serve on the next Citizens Redistricting Commission better make sure they’re a member of the right “race” when they apply.  Forget the Fourteenth Amendment.  A California statute requires that members of the Commission be chosen partly on their race, and one court says that’s okay.  So attorn ...