Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) released the following comments after the Supreme Court handed down a decision on Rucho v Common Cause stating that partisan gerrymandering cannot be reviewed by federal courts:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision further emphasizes the need for the Indiana legislature to put the process of redrawing district maps into the hands of an independent body to ensure integrity in elections. We will no longer be able to fall back on the ability of the federal government to prevent politicians from choosing their voters instead of the other way around. Once again, I intend to offer a bill to create an independent redistricting commission to put the power of government back where it belongs, in the hands of Hoosiers.”