Memo 1148 and Report 402 | June 2018

In a Nutshell

  • The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering is subject to judicial review, but has not accepted a standard that can be used to evaluate whether any state redistricting plan violates the U.S. Constitution.
  • While the U.S. Supreme Court sent recent cases back to the district courts, it is likely new cases will attempt to set a standard for how the courts should evaluate gerrymandering.
  • Michigan’s congressional and legislative district maps fail several tests that are currently being discussed to evaluate partisan gerrymandering.

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    • Why wouldn’t the fact that Michigan was one of the first successful “Red Map” targeted states (according to their website) be a factor considered when looking at gerrymandering? Seems like enough of a political gerrymander/manipulation.

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      July 1, 2018, @ 8:30 pm Reply

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