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 to District court.
In their ruling, the justices said that the plaintiffs had not properly established standing. In other words, the court asked the plaintiffs to prove that they reside in an improperly gerrymandered district and therefore as Chief Justice John Roberts writes, “have a personal stake in the outcome.”
Joining Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing is lead plaintiff Bill Whitford.