from Ballot Access News
Oral Argument Held in Oklahoma Case over Whether Redistricting Commission Can be Composed Only of Democrats and Republicans
February 16th, 2011
On February 16, an Oklahoma State Supreme Court referee heard oral arguments in Duffe v State Question 748, case no. 109127. This lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of a new Oklahoma law that the voters passed last year. It sets up a Redistricting Commission, which draws the legislative district boundaries if the legislature fails to act. It says that all the members must be Democrats or Republicans. The law specifies those two parties by name. See this article. The plaintiff, Clark Duffe, is actually a Libertarian, and was an independent candidate for Congress last year because the Libertarian Party wasn’t on the ballot.