LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to deadlines set by a commission that is drawing new maps for seats in Congress and the Legislature.
But the legal battle is not over.
The court turned down an opportunity to immediately take a lawsuit.
But it also says it soon will set rules for additional litigation.
The commission hopes to have maps ready for a final vote by Dec. 30, citing a delay in detailed census data.
But critics say Sept. 17 and Nov. 1 deadlines in the Michigan Constitution can’t be ignored.
The commission was approved by voters to take mapmaking out of the hands of lawmakers and the governor.