By James Brooks
Anchorage Daily News 

Judge finds fault with redistricting map, 'secretive procedures'


February 23, 2022

An Alaska judge upheld most of the state’s newly redistricted legislative district map on Feb. 15 but overturned a decision that created two East Anchorage Senate seats linked with more politically conservative Eagle River.

The judge also ruled in favor of Skagway, which wants to share a House district with the more cruise ship tourism-oriented downtown Juneau than with the Mendenhall Valley portion of the community.

A day after the judge’s ruling, the Alaska Redistricting Board met in executive session and later voted 3-2 to appeal the ruling to the Alaska Supreme Court, with the three...

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