15 Republicans sue to prevent voter-approved law that creates a balanced redistricting commission that is to take over, in 2021, from the legislature and, at least in theory, eliminate or greatly brake the practice of gerrymandering. Michigan is among five states where Republicans retained control of the state House even though Democratic candidates won more votes statewide last fall. Those excluded from serving on the panel include people who currently are or have in the previous six years been elected partisan officials or candidates, their paid consultants or employees, legislative workers, lobbyists and their employees, or political appointees not subject to civil service classification. Also barred are those individuals' parents, children and spouses. (The Republicans) say there is no "compelling explanation" as to how limiting participation would result in a more impartial panel. Voters said that they wanted this, but apparently the Republicans know better.