Monday, July 30, 2012

Who Won the Redistricting Wars?

The lawyers, of course.

Retired state District Judge Jim Hall, who presided over the redistricting trials earlier this year has decided which lawyers get paid how much by the state for their work in redistricting.

In short, taxpayers are out more than $2.9 million.

Here's how the money is being divided:

Sena plaintiffs (Republican legislators) $172,730.54
Multi-tribal plaintiffs (Native American tribes) $685,346.63
James Plaintiffs (Republican legislators) $524,427.87
Maestas plaintiffs (Democratic legislators) $829,441.16
Egolf plaintiffs (Democratic legislators) $756,681.82
League of United Latin American Citizens $20,222.50

Barry Massey of the Associated Press has a story about this HERE.

Below is Hall's 24-page decision

Decision on Attorney's Fees