Gargoyle: Professor Bill Whitford’s federal lawsuit against partisan gerrymandering


Bill Whitford, a UW Law professor emeritus, is lead plaintiff in Whitford v. Gill, formerly Whitford v. Nichol. His group accuses state GOP leaders of using a political tactic known as gerrymandering when they redrew district lines in 2011. Incumbents carved up state legislative districts unfairly to stack the deck against Democratic candidates in coming elections, the suit claims.

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