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UPDATE:  A version of this blog post appeared in the July 14 edition of Bridge Magazine. The recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion affirming the constitutionality of Arizona’s independent redistricting commission has refocused public attention on a fundam...

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Date: Febraury 6, 2018 Speaker: Jordon Newton Venue: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board Topic: Redrawing the Map: Redistricting Issues in Michigan

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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 ...

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Date: August 9, 2018 Speaker: Eric Lupher Venue: Metropolitan Affairs Council Topic: 2018 Statewide Ballot Issues

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Date: September 17, 2018 Speaker: Eric Lupher Venue: GCSI Client Election Briefing Topic: What’s on the ballot in 2018? What do these proposals do?

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Memorandum 1150 | September 2018 The redistricting process affects the core components of a representative democracy. It determines what candidates people are able to vote for and who an elected representative represents. The term “gerrymandering” cha...

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  In a nutshell: Michigan is one of four states (Colorado, Utah, Missouri) with redistricting reform proposals on the November ballot. The proposals have similar requirements for how maps are drawn, requiring transparent and open processes, and placi...

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