"Not only is it a victory for retaining this nonpartisan independent redistricting body, but it also strategically is an important victory for legislating through the ballot box," said Sam Wercinski, executive director for the Arizona Advocacy Network.
Had the court ruled otherwise, Wercinski
said, it could have put at risk all other citizen-passed laws.
criticized the Republican-dominated Legislature for filing the challenge in the first place.
"I think it's unfortunate that every year we see a Republican majority backed by big-money special interests challenging laws that have been passed by the voters of Arizona," Wercinski
Proposition 106 was approved overwhelmingly by state voters in 2000.