Wisconsin State Journal: Gerrymandering Trial Ends, But a Decision Could Take Months


“We have a case that fits the elusive test that the Court has been looking for,” said Gerald Hebert, director of litigation at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C., one of several lawyers representing the Democrats.

His voice rising at times, Hebert told the court that the redistricting plan was drawn up clearly to disenfranchise Democratic voters, and rushed through the Legislature to beat a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.

No state legislators testified “to justify what they did,” Hebert said. On Memorial Day weekend, he told the judges, when Americans celebrate freedom and the sacrifice of its soldiers, “let us honor their memory by holding our government accountable to these ideals.”

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