Michigan Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Redistricting Ballot Initiative

The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether a proposed redistricting initiative will be on the November ballot.

As of now, districts are drawn by Michigan lawmakers, which can unfairly favor one party.

It’s a practice called gerrymandering.

But under a recent proposal, the legislature would be replaced by an independent commission to be in charge of redistricting.

After hearing counter arguments to the initiative on Wednesday, Michigan’s Supreme Court now must decide whether the proposal will make it to the November ballot.

A ruling is expected by early August.