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 their win of both chambers of the Legislature and the Governor’s office.
Gill v. Whitford has the potential to be a landmark case on redistricting. This case could have widespread effects on how states across the nation draw their maps. It could also force the Wisconsin Legislature to redraw its 2010 maps.
WORT Producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with attorney Doug Poland today. He’s part of the team arguing that the Wisconsin State Assembly’s district maps are unconstitutionally gerrymandered.