Supreme Court Rules on Gerrymandering

Michigan’s Legislature will not be forced to redraw legislative and congressional districts for the 2020 election following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday, June 27. After the 5-4 decision, the high court states that federal courts have no role to play in deciding claims of partisan gerrymandering. During the last election in November, Michigan voters passed a constitutional amendment creating an independent commission to handle the once-a-decade redistricting process after the census. The amendment will go into play for the 2022 election and then every ten years.