Judge dismisses wordy suit over congressional maps

By Jeremy Duda

A Maricopa County judge threw out a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s congressional maps, ruling that the complaint was too long-winded and contained reams of irrelevant information.

Superior Court Judge Mark Brain dismissed three of the six complaints outright, saying they simply weren’t valid. The rest of the complaints, however, violated a rule of civil procedure stating the complaints must contain “a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief.”

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