Whitford v. Gill: Setting the Legal Standard for Partisan Gerrymandering

Court Level
District Court

On November 21, 2016, a three-judge panel in Wisconsin struck down Wisconsin’s state assembly district map. With this decision, plaintiffs have successfully alleged and proven that a state legislative redistricting plan is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander for the first time in 30 years. Through this litigation, the plaintiffs’ three-part test, which was adopted in this case, can now be used across the country to fight back against unfair partisan gerrymandering.