ANN ARBOR – Implementation of the Michigan redistricting commission should proceed as planned, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Two cases brought against the state by the Michigan Republican Party and individual state Republicans asked the court to declare the voter-approved commission unconstitutional and halt its formation.

“Today’s federal court decision upholding the authority of Michiganders to amend their state constitution and create citizen-led districting is a victory for our citizens and our democracy,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Voters in 2018 approved the nonpartisan panel, which will redraw political boundaries after this year’s census, wresting the task from the party in power in the state Legislature.

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