I'm in a workshop on doing video by Ted Warren from AP. It's reassuring that at least there is something I'm up to speed on, plus there are good tips for improvement.
But I just checked my email and a reader sent me a copy of the Judge McConahy's order on the Amended Proclamation plan.
Let me get this up now and I'll add more later. This seems to be the key sentence in the ruling, but I'll have to read more. I can't cut and paste the pdf I got.
Essentially, the Board's been told to do a real Hickel process and I suspect the Board is not going to be pleased. I'm not sure the order is completely realistic - the Board is told to redo Southeast Alaska without consideration of VRA. My sense is that you have to take both the constitution and VRA into consideration at the same time.
UPDATE: 3:05pm I'm attaching a copy of the whole order.
120420_Order - Order Remanding Alaska Redistricting Amended Plan Back To Board April 20, 2012