The Supreme Court on Monday gave the challengers of congressional maps in Ohio and Michigan until May 20 to respond to requests from state officials to stop court-ordered redrawing of district lines. Lower courts found the maps were partisan gerrymanders, an issue the high court is now considering in two other cases.
Lawmakers and officials in both states had argued that they did not have enough time to comply with recent federal court mandates to redraw their districts by June 14 in Ohio and Aug. 1 in Michigan.
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“The court’s order is on the brink of throwing Michigan’s political system into unnecessary chaos,” Gary P. Gordon, counsel for the Michigan Senate, wrote in an affidavit submitted Friday.
New maps, if they were prepared, might have to be drawn again because the Supreme Court is expected to rule in coming weeks about...