MICHIGAN: Anti-Gerrymandering Law To Go On Ballot

The Associated Press reports:

The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered Thursday that an anti-political gerrymandering measure be placed on the November ballot, rejecting opponents’ contention that the proposed constitutional amendment is too expansive and does not list all sections that would be abrogated. The conservative group that sued vowed to appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court, which will have the final say.

In a 3-0 ruling, Judges Mark Cavanagh, Kirsten Frank Kelly and Karen Fort Hood wrote that the lawsuit “is without merit. The petition is not a general revision of the constitution, where it is narrowly tailored to address a single subject.” They ruled that the amendment proposed by the ballot committee Voters Not Politicians would undeniably introduce new concepts to the constitution but would not “modify or interfere with the fundamental operation of government.”