The Legislative Council voted 12-1 to approve filing a legal brief backing the lawsuit.
Vic Fischer, the last surviving delegate from the 1955 Alaska Constitutional Convention, has said now is not the time for another one.
All three members who were appointed by Republican elected officials supported the map; the two who were not appointed by Republican officials opposed it.
The policy change also ends mandatory screenings for lawmakers, legislative aides, executive branch employees and news reporters to enter the Capitol.
The ruling reverses a Superior Court decision that 94 positions filled by Dunleavy appointees had been vacated in December.
The Alaska Legislative Council voted on Thursday to keep the Capitol closed to the public, at least until the next Legislature convenes in January. Legislative staff and the news media will still be allowed in the building.
Kodiak Island’s last ferry of the season pulled away from the dock on Saturday, Jan. 11, and there won’t be one returning until April.
The council turned to the Wells Fargo building after Gov. Bill Walker threatened to veto $32.5 million the council planned to spend to buy the Anchorage Legislative Information Office.
The building’s owners were seeking $34 million from the legislature. They said it cost nearly $37 million to build.
A report suggests Alaska could save $7.5 million if lawmakers abandoned plans to purchase its new, remodeled office space in Anchorage and instead moved to a state-owned building.