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Major Cases Likely To Be Decided By Michigan Supreme Court This Week

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The Michigan Supreme Court is wrapping up its business before the end of its term on Tuesday.  One case they will likely decide this week is about a ballot initiative to change the way the state draws its political district lines.

It’s been a long road for Voters Not Politicians.  They’re the grassroots group behind the proposal to create an independent redistricting commission.  Their proposal ran into challenges from mostly Republican-backed groups – and the state Attorney General.  They say the proposal makes too many changes to the state constitution, and it would effectively change the powers of state government.

But Voters Not Politicians says it would be a hit to the democratic process if the measure doesn’t go on the ballot.  That’s because they’ve collected hundreds of thousands of signatures – and they’re confident the proposal passes muster.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

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