Courthouse News Service: Supreme Court Takes Up Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case


The Campaign Legal Center brought a motion with the justices last month, asking them to affirm a November decision by the Seventh Circuit that struck down Wisconsin’s 2011 State Assembly map as unconstitutional under the First and 14th Amendments...

“Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory,” Paul Smith, a vice president at the Campaign Legal Center, said in a statement.

“The Supreme Court has the opportunity to ensure the maps in Wisconsin are drawn fairly, and further, has the opportunity to create ground rules that safeguard every citizen’s right to freely choose their representatives,” added Smith, who will argue the case before the justices.

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