The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lower court ruling that would have forced Michigan’s congressional and state legislative voting maps to be redrawn to give Republicans less of an advantage.
The one-sentence order issued Monday was expected in light of the high court’s June 27 decision insulating partisan gerrymanders from challenges in federal court. That
The Supreme Court’s action doesn’t directly affect the independent commission Michigan voters approved last year to draw voting lines for 2022 and beyond. The commission is being challenged in a separate lawsuit.
A three-judge panel had invalidated Michigan’s GOP-drawn maps, saying they were so partisan they violated the Constitution. The groups challenging the Michigan maps, led by the League of Women Voters, conceded to the Supreme Court that the justices’ ruling in June required setting aside the lower court ruling.
The high court previously put the Michigan ruling
The new Supreme Court order follows a similar
The Michigan case is Chatfield v. League of Women Voters, 19-220.
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