Mother Jones: The Supreme Court Could Finally End Partisan Gerrymandering


After Republicans gained control of the Wisconsin legislature in the 2010 election and unilaterally redrew the state’s political maps for the first time in more than 40 years, Steinbrink’s farm was placed in a new district, held by a Republican incumbent, that no longer contained the city of Kenosha but instead its red exurbs and rural farmland.


Both sides agree that the outcome in Wisconsin will reverberate far beyond the Badger State. “We’re hoping to win in Wisconsin,” says Ruth Greenwood of the Campaign Legal Center, which helped spearhead the lawsuit, “but also set a precedent that partisan gerrymandering is not okay.”