State of Michigan

Michigan Redistricting Challenge (Detroit Caucus)

Detroit Caucus v. Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

Lawsuit filed on behalf of members of the Michigan House of Representatives representing Detroit, the Romulus City Council and Black voters challenging Michigan’s new legislative and congressional maps. The complaint argues that the new maps dilute the voting strength of Black voters, particularly in and around the city of Detroit, in violation of the state Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. The plaintiffs allege that the two majority-Black congressional districts under the old map were eliminated in this round of redistricting and state House and Senate maps also decreased the number of majority-Black districts. The plaintiffs ask the court to declare the current maps invalid and order the commission to redraw the maps to comply with the Michigan Constitution.

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