MI Supreme Court asked to block redistricting overhaul

Jun 14, 2018

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The decision on whether voters will decide to overhaul how Michigan draws congressional and legislative districts is now before the state Supreme Court. 

The business-backed group fighting the campaign says the proposed amendment to the state constitution is too sweeping and complex to be decided as a ballot question. The group Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution asked the Supreme Court to block any action on the proposal while the case is argued.

Katie Fahey with Voters Not Politicians wants a decision to place the question on the ballot as soon as possible.

“We are planning to have our legal team vigorously oppose this latest effort by the pro-gerrymandering groups.”

The Voters Not Politicians proposal would shift responsibility for drawing district lines from the Legislature to an independent commission.