Time set aside for possible redistricting hearing
JUNEAU (AP) — The judge overseeing challenges to Alaska's redistricting plan has set aside time to tentatively hear arguments in the case.
Numerous motions are currently pending before Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy, but he says it's not yet clear whether an evidentiary hearing will be needed on any issue.
In a written order last week, he said he wanted to give parties time to plan accordingly, should a hearing be needed. That's why said he had reserved full trial days from Nov. 7 through Nov. 15, though any hearing might not require all that time.
McConahy, in late August, said he would like to have all issues in the case resolved within 90 days, suggesting a decision by late November.