High court makes case to end Michigan’s gerrymandering

The gems just kept coming from this U.S. Supreme Court term, and Monday was no exception.

In an important Arizona case about decennial redistricting, the justices narrowly ruled for a principle that shouldn’t be much debated: The people ought to have the right to choose their representatives, rather than vice versa.

Of course, that principle is hotly debated, or is at least in question, here in Michigan where we haven’t even endeavored to try redistricting reform. We let state legislators draw our congressional and state legislative maps every 10 years — and watch as they make a nasty, partisan hash of it.  Read More