Wisconsin Public Radio: SCOTUS Justices Divided Over Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

Shawn Johnson
Oct 3, 2017

Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court sounded sharply divided during oral arguments in Wisconsin's landmark redistricting case Tuesday, with several warning that what happened in Wisconsin is a harbinger of things to come and others sounding skeptical that a court should ever intervene in cases like these.

Attorney Paul Smith, who represented Democratic plaintiffs in this case, said the real harm would be if the court did nothing, telling justices that the Supreme Court was the only institution that could rein in a process that was damaging American democracy.

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