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SCOTUS Tosses Case Involving Republican-Drawn Districts in Michigan

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case Monday challenging Republican-drawn districts in Michigan, despite allegations of partisan gerrymandering.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn electoral districts in Michigan that Democrats said were illegally configured to dilute their voting power, an action taken in the aftermath of major rulings by the justices in June prohibiting federal courts from hearing such claims. 

The Supreme Court’s action voided an order in April by a three-judge panel to rework 34 districts in the state legislature and U.S. House of Representatives whose boundaries were crafted purely to advantage Republicans, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering. 

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