Suit Expected to Challenge Michigan Redistricting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is expected to announce a lawsuit challenging portions of the new boundaries.

The Michigan Capitol is shown at twilight Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, in Lansing, Mich. Lawmakers continue work on budget bills that deal with a $2.8 billion shortfall before an Oct. 1 deadline. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is expected to announce a lawsuit challenging portions of the new boundaries approved for districts in the state Legislature.
A press conference has been scheduled for Thursday at a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People office in Detroit.
The lawsuit's primary emphasis will be state House districts, according to Democratic Rep. Thomas Stallworth III of Detroit.
Democrats are upset that maps approved by the Republican-led Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder would force incumbent state lawmakers from Detroit to run against each other in 2012.
It was not clear late Wednesday how or if the suit might address districts representing Michigan in the U.S. House.

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  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Dec 8, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    Liberals crack me up. Guess they've forgotten that Conservatives had to deal with the exact same thing when the Liberals had the majority. Hey Liberals, this happens every time there is a census, so depending upon which party is in charge at the time, the redistricting is ALWAYS done to favor that party. Why do Liberals always run to the lawyers when things don't go their way? Please announce which members of the caucus will be filing the lawsuit, so we can be sure to force them to reimburse the hard-working taxpayers for the cost. You can bet if they had to pay for the lawsuit out of their own pockets, they would think twice about filing it. Liberals are always good at spending other peoples' money, just not their own.
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