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Supreme Court Dismisses Wisconsin Redistricting Case

By John Forester | June 18, 2018

From WisPolitics.com …

The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the state’s redistricting case, sending it back to federal district court.

The decision, though, doesn’t address the broader issue of partisan gerrymandering, and the court noted providing a remedy to the issue doesn’t “necessarily require restructuring all of the State’s legislative districts.”

Today’s opinion comes after the court heard oral arguments in the case last October. Before that, a three-judge panel in 2016 had ruled the maps Republicans drew in 2011 amounted to an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

Chief Justice John Roberts in the opinion wrote the court will return the case to the lower court for the plaintiffs in the case to provide “concrete and particularized” evidence that would show Wisconsin’s political lines affect their votes.

See the opinion here.

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