Redisctricting

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are asking a federal judge to toss a challenge the state’s new redistricting law.


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The United States Supreme Court issued an order Friday stating lawmakers in Lansing can pause their efforts for now when it comes to redrawing Michigan’s political district lines. 


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The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Wednesday proposed cutting spending in Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office to fund a new redistricting commission, a move she said violates the intent of the constitutional amendment approved by voters last fall.

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A group opposing a November ballot initiative to change Michigan's redistricting process has launched a radio ad that calls Proposal 2 a "blank check" for a commission of 13 people that would draw congressional and legislative lines once a decade.

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Emails produced in a lawsuit over Michigan's legislative and congressional maps show Republicans eager to pack Democratic voters in certain districts after the 2010 census.

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Michigan voters likely will be asked if they want to create a commission to draw districts for seats in Congress and the state Legislature.