With the Wisconsin spring election coming up tomorrow, we take a look at voter-related issues with Erin Grunze and Eileen Newcomer from the League of Women Voters. Over the course of the hour, they cover the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, gerrymandering and redistricting, the Fair Maps Coalition, LWV’s involvement in the lawsuit against Wisconsin’s […]
The US Supreme Court sent Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering case — Gill v. Whitford — back down to a lower court this summer, dashing Democratic hopes that the state Assembly map would be redrawn by the November elections. The plaintiffs say that state Republicans drew that map in 2010 to favor their own party’s candidates, and […]
Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford received an update Friday as lawyers for the Democratic plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in federal court. Lawyers added 28 additional plaintiffs to the law suit challenging Wisconsin’s legislative districts. The case was sent back to a lower court by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer, and the Democratic […]
On June 18, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Gill v. Whitford, a Wisconsin case alleging the state legislature created an unconstitutional gerrymander when it drew the state legislative district maps in 2011. Rather than the landmark ruling many were hoping for, the court punted, unanimously voting to remand the case back […]
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.