By Tim Kowols
As the state of Wisconsin awaits its day at the United States Supreme Court regarding how the Legislature draws its district maps, counties are passing resolutions in favor of a more fair process. According to the nonpartisan watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 24 Wisconsin counties have passed measures opposing gerrymandering, which occurs when a party of power draws its district maps allegedly for political gain. Common Cause of Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck says it could be a precedent setting decision.
Heck does not expect a decision from the United States Supreme Court until spring 2018.