With roots going back to the National American Woman Suffrage Association and Susan B. Anthony in the 1890s, the League of Women Voters has a long history of championing democracy and good government. The Wisconsin chapter of the League of Women Voters came into being in 1920, shortly after Wisconsin became the first state to […]
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gill versus Whitford, a lawsuit that’s set to decide the fates of Wisconsin’s state legislative districts. Plaintiffs are arguing that Republicans gerrymandered the state Assembly’s map after the 2010 census. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley is covering the case in Washington D.C.
On Tuesday, Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering case goes before the Supreme Court. The case, Gill v. Whitford, centers on the constitutionality of the Wisconsin State Assembly’s map. The Supreme Court will evaluate whether or not the maps were drawn in a way that discriminates against Democrats. The current maps were drawn by Republicans in 2011, following […]
The last time our Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing spoke with Bill Whitford, he was hoping to attract the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court with a lawsuit charging the State of Wisconsin with an illegal gerrymander. Since then, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case, marking the first time the Court […]
In 2004, Justice Anthony Kennedy broke a 4-4 tie in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Viedith v. Jubelierez. The case involved a redistricting plan completed after the 2000 U.S. census and approved by the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania state legislature. In his separate, and ultimately, deciding, concurrent decision, Kennedy said that the Supreme Court […]
A federal court recently ruled that Wisconsin’s legislative map, drawn in 2011, was unconstitutional and created to favor the Republican party. Both sides in the lawsuit are awaiting word on whether the maps are to be redrawn immediately or if an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court will come first. Former state senator Tim Cullen […]