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Republicans file lawsuit against Michigan's new redistricting commission

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 16:14:02-04

LANSING, Mich. — Republicans are asking a judge to get rid of Michigan's new redistricting commission.

They filed a lawsuit claiming it violates the U.S. constitution.

Voters passed a state constitutional amendment last year, which created an independent commission to draw legislative districts.

The amendment bans people from serving on the commission if they, or an immediate family member, has been a candidate for a partisan office in the last six years.

The lawsuit says that violates the first and 14th amendment.

We'll let you know when they judge makes a decision.

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