The state supreme court's decision that Brewer did not meet the constitutional requirements for removing a commissioner will reinforce the views held by some in the state that Republicans crossed the line on this issue.
The long-term impact of the decision is the map initially passed by the commission is likely to stand. The map was a win for Democrats: It makes already-vulnerable freshman Republican Rep. Paul Gosar's district more Democratic, makes Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' swing district more Democratic, and creates a new district in Phoenix that could be winnable for Democrats.
This means each party has a roughly equal shot at holding an edge in the state's delegation despite Arizona's slight Republican lean — Republicans currently hold a 5-3 advantage in House seats. With the fast-growing Hispanic population, demographics could keep pushing the Arizona towards a more purple hue.