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December 2, 2019 9:19 a.m.

This Week: Michigan Redistricting Reform Gets A Victory In Court

Judge Rules Michigan Can Begin Implementing Redistricting Reform: A GOP-appointed federal judge last week rejected Republican’s request that the court block the implementation of Michigan’s new redistricting commission while a lawsuit challenging the commission continues. The lawsuit is one of two brought by Republicans to dismantle the commission, which was created after an anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative was approved by voters. Appeal of last week’s decision is likely. Voting Made Easier For Wisconsinites With Disabilities: Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers eliminated a voting requirement that was opposed by disability advocates. Evers earlier this month, he signed a law nixing a requirement that voters with disabilities say their names and addresses before casting ballots. Under the new law, someone else can say the voter’s name and address on his or her behalf. A Census News Extravaganza: As the 2020 census nears, the legal chaos surrounding it continues: A New York town, working with a Brooklyn-based activist group, is suing the Census Bureau over its cuts…

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