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.
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 […]
It’s been an eventful year on the state and national political scene. Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign joins Tony to offer his thoughts on the best and worst of 2016 and what’s ahead for next year.
Just a few weeks ago, a federal court found Wisconsin’s redistricting map to be unconstitutionally partisan gerrymandered. Today, Carousel is joined by Douglas M. Poland, one of the lead attorneys in the case; Sachin Chheda, Director of the Fair Elections Project; and Wendy Sue Johnson, one of the plaintiffs in the case.
If you hold an elected position, how do you keep your job? Gerrymander the voting districts, of course. Recent statistics show how Republicans have kept control of the state politics, while not getting a majority of votes, and Senior Counsel of the Brennan Center, Michael Li, talks about recent and upcoming court challenges to political […]