Arizona Eagletarian

Arizona Eagletarian

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Redistricting -- more reflections on Hauser's records request

Thinking about last night's post, a couple of things occurred to me.

Hauser's letter, regarding executive sessions involving discussion of the legal services RFP and awarding of the contract, observes -- in addition to and contrast from the purposes stated on the pertinent IRC agendas --  "it appears that candidates were evaluated and qualifications debated." 

I wonder, did she know or did she guess about what was discussed in those meetings?  If Hauser actually knew (knows) what was discussed during that time, how would she know?  Arizona Revised Statutes §38-431.03 makes it very clear that all persons who were in the executive sessions are required to keep the transcripts and discussions confidential. The only people in those executive sessions were the five commissioners, Ray Bladine and a court reporter.

The following Monday morning a reporter called me saying he had heard that Hauser was telling people she was stabbed in the back, or double crossed, or something like that.  Of course, I knew nothing about anything that had been discussed in those executive sessions and told him so.  But that furthers my curiosity as to what Hauser may have known about the confidential discussions.  

The other thing that occurs to me is that Hauser will be the obvious choice to represent Russell Pearce and Ken Kendrick (and whoever else) when they decide to challenge the maps the IRC will eventually issue.   

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