Wisconsin Independent: State asks SCOTUS to keep gerrymandered maps

Bill Jenings
Feb 24, 2017
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“For too long our democracy has been controlled by lawmakers who draw legislative districts to benefit themselves,” said Gerry Hebert, voting rights & redistricting director at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit that is representing the plaintiffs. “The Supreme Court can now solve this pervasive problem by establishing – for the first time – a manageable standard by which courts nationwide can analyze partisan gerrymandering claims and curb the undemocratic practice...”

“We are confident the U.S. Supreme Court will agree with the panel of judges that has already ruled that Wisconsin’s extreme partisan gerrymander is unconstitutional,” said Hebert. “The simple fact is that voters should be able to choose their representatives and influence the policy decisions that directly impact their lives.”

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