State of Michigan

Michigan Redistricting Commission Challenge

Detroit News, Inc. v. Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

Lawsuit filed on behalf of multiple Michigan-based news organizations against Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The complaint alleges that the Commission violated multiple state constitutional provisions regarding transparency in the redistricting process. Specifically, the plaintiffs argue that the commissioners did not hold an Oct. 27 meeting in public as required by the Michigan Constitution and they withheld crucial documents that were central to these private meetings, despite multiple requests from news organizations. The Supreme Court of Michigan held an oral argument on Dec. 15. The court held that the Commission must release the Oct. 27 meeting recording and seven memoranda related to the redistricting process.

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