Supreme Court stops Oregon redistricting ballot measure

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An effort to alter how Oregon draws its legislative and congressional districts has been halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a ruling Tuesday, the court granted an emergency stay that will stop, for now, a push by government watchdog groups and others to put a measure on the November ballot placing authority for those districts with a nonpartisan commission. The ruling could kill the redistricting measure. In order for the proposal to move forward, the appeals court will have to decide on the case.