Michigan Freedom Fund Statement on Redistricting Commission Lawsuit before Michigan Supreme Court: ‘First Transparency – Then Accountability’

Media Outlets across Michigan Sue to Protect the Constitution, the Public’s Right to Know

LANSING, Mich. –  Michigan Freedom Fund executive director Tori Sachs provided the following statement as media outlets across the state today defended the Constitution, transparency, and the public’s right to know before the Michigan Supreme Court:

Michigan’s constitution couldn’t be more clear – the commission is a public body, it’s required to do its work in public, and the public gets access to the work it does on their behalf. Today’s Supreme Court hearing is a critical step towards transparency, but the next step must be towards accountability. By hiding public documents and holding secret meetings, the so-called Independent redistricting commission has destroyed the integrity of the entire map-drawing process.”

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in the case against the Commission brought by the Michigan Press Association, the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, and Bridge Michigan, related to an unconstitutional closed session and secret redistricting documents from October 27.

The Michigan Freedom Fund works to advance conservative ideas, hold our government accountable to taxpayers, and protect Freedom, opportunity, and workers’ Constitutional rights. For more information, please visit MichiganFreedomFund.com.