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Michigan Supreme Court doubles down on decision to toss redistricting lawsuit

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The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its earlier decision to not hear the case against Michigan’s redistricting commission. Edward Woods III is the commission’s spokesperson.

“We respect the court’s decision.”

Democratic state Representative Tenisha Yancywas among the plaintiffs. She says she’s still confused why the court originally turned them down.

“It was because of lack of expert testimony. And usually that’s done during the discovery process, so I feel that the due process—like due process was not followed in this case. I’m not sure why.”

The plaintiffs argued the maps illegally diluted the region’s Black population—making it hard for that community to elect its preferred candidates.

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Colin Jackson is the Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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