Michigan's longest-serving Attorney General blasts gerrymandering
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:50:47 GMT —
The longest-serving state attorney general in U.S. history says the biggest problem with politics today is gerrymandering of legislative and congressional districts.
Frank Kelley, an 88-year-old Democrat who was Michigan's top lawyer from 1961 to 1998, recently was honored when a walkway in Lansing's Capitol complex was named for him. Kelley says in an interview that he's frustrated some long-standing legal precedents he wrote or defended have been reversed by judges in recent years.
The Michigan Supreme Court upheld a law requiring voters to show photo ID 10 years after Kelley ruled it was unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court overruled limits on independent corporate political spending 20 years after it upheld a Michigan law backed by Kelley's office.
Kelley says he wishes the public was more informed to react.