LANSING — A panel of three federal judges last week ruled that thirty-four Michigan congressional and state legislative districts constituted a durable, unconstitutional gerrymander — which the Court characterized as "particularly severe" — and gave the Michigan Legislature until August 1, 2019 to enact legislation redrawing the offending districts. Republican intervenors from the Michigan State Senate, Michigan State House as well as Congressional Republicans filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court today. In response, Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) issued the following statement:

“The courts have confirmed what Michiganders have known for years — our legislative districts have been rigged to silence the voices of Michigan voters. House Democrats are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work ensuring that our legislative districts are fair and constitutional, and I’m hopeful that intervening Republicans will cease with their pointless lawsuits and join us in that effort.”