Supreme Court wipes out ruling on Michigan partisan gerrymander

Supreme Court wipes out ruling on Michigan partisan gerrymander

But in June, ruling on cases from North Carolina and Maryland, the Supreme Court said federal courts could not consider partisan gerrymander claims because they present “political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.”

In response to a request from Michigan, the justices put the three-judge panel’s ruling on hold. Monday’s ruling wiped it off the books.

After the 2020 census, the job of drawing new political maps will be in the hands of a bipartisan commission, a system approved by voters in a statewide referendum in 2018.

While the Supreme Court’s ruling in June shut the door to federal lawsuits over partisan gerrymandering, the claims can still be heard by state courts.

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