Supreme Court Halts Electoral Map Redrawing in Michigan

The U.S. Supreme Court put orders that directed Michigan to redraw its electoral maps on hold.

Federal judges had said they favored one political party too much. 

Right now the Supreme Court is considering whether voting district maps are unfairly drawn to favor one political party in some states. It’s often called gerrymandering.

Last month we told you that federal judges ruled that at least 34 of Michigan’s legislative and congressional maps unfairly favored Republicans and needed to be redrawn.

State lawmakers were told to redraw the maps by August 1.

But now the Supreme Court is putting that order on hold.

It does not mean they’ve made a decision on redistricting.