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 today’s show, host Carousel Bayrd explores two recently-decided Supreme Court cases on election law. In the first half, guest Sachin Chheda explains the partisan gerrymanding case Gill v. Whitford. He’s the Director of the Fair Elections Project, which organized and launched the lawsuit. In the second half, guest Robert Yablon explains the voters rolls […]
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 […]
The U.S. Supreme Court has heard the arguments in the Wisconsin Gill v. Whitford anti-partisan gerrymandering case, and is set to announce in June whether to allow the lower court’s ruling to stand. But the Wisconsin case isn’t the only case, and the Campaign Law Center’s specialist Annabelle Harkless talks about North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, […]
Substitute hosts Bert Zipperer and Gil Halsted speak with Mary Bottari, Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, about her recent reporting, including the redistricting case Gill v. Whitford just heard by the Supreme Court and the conservative attempt to defund and defang public sector unions.