By Tim Kowols
The future of redistricting in Wisconsin will get its day in court. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear the case involving Wisconsin’s legislative districts and its alleged partisan gerrymandering. This follows a three-judge panel’s call for the state’s district maps to be redrawn in time for elections in 2018. State Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay told DoorCountyDailyNews.com after Attorney General Brad Schimel requested a stay for redrawing the maps last month that it should be one person, one vote.
It is estimated the case will be heard in the fall and that it could have a ripple effect in other allegedly gerrymandered states like North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The case dates back to a 2015 lawsuit when Democrats sued the state over legislative maps it drew in 2011.
Statement from Attorney General Brad Schimel
Statement from Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay)