The Detroit News Tag

In a 4-3 decision, the Michigan Supreme Court has dismissed a case brought by the Detroit Legislative Caucus, which charged that the state’s newly drawn district lines illegally disadvantaged Black voters. The Court noted that although the newly drawn lines resulted in a decrease of majority-minority districts, they allowed for “White crossover” voting from White Democrats, which still made the election of candidates of color possible. Three dissenting justices, however, wrote that the Michigan Supreme Court had not provided the plaintiffs with a fair