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  •  It's both, in a sense (3+ / 0-)
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    andgarden, MichaelNY, koolbens

    Michigan's redistricting standards are law, but at the statutory level. Redistricting plans are also statutes, so as the more recently passed legislation, they'll take priority over the standards.

    So far as I understand it, they'd be used by the courts if we had a court-drawn map, but they don't actually restrain the legislature.

    That said, the maps more-or-less do abide by the standards. The point you bring up is the only violation on the Congressional map; I only found one violation on the state senate map. You'd think that if they were going to violate them, they'd just flat-out ignore them; but for the most part, they demurred.

    30, male, MI-11 (previously VA-08). Evangelical, postconservative, green.

    by borodino21 on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 09:52:35 PM PDT

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