Judge: Michigan GOP Redistricting Challenges Unlikely to Succeed

Detroit News

Groups hoping to upend Michigan's new redistricting commission faced a setback as a judge said they weren't likely to succeed in arguing the commission violated their constitutional rights. U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff denied the Republican groups' push for an immediate pause on the redistricting commission and countered their arguments that certain conditions for serving on the commission were unconstitutional. "The court was right to reject the attempt by the plaintiffs to use the courts to thwart the will of the people," added Paul Smith, vice president of the Campaign Legal Center, a national nonprofit that supports the redistricting commission.

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