Pocan among Dem lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan was among eight Democratic members of Congress who visited the South Texas border Sunday to tour the Customs and Border Protection processing centers in the Rio Grande Valley. The lawmakers came, they say, to learn more about the agency’s processing of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. > NBC News

 

SCOTUS sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin, Maryland rulings

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The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a decision on when partisan gerrymandering goes too far, ruling against the challengers of a Republican-drawn map in Wisconsin and a Democratic redistricting in Maryland. But the court again left open a path for such challenges in the future. > Washington Post

Her graduation speech called for equality. Administrators said, ‘Sorry, too controversial’.

Tomahawk High School administrators told a straight-A student she would need to remove references to discrimination and school shootings in order to deliver her commencement address. She decided not to give the speech instead. > Wausau Daily Herald

Schimel delays, blunders and police neglect responsible for state’s untimely response to rape kits

A USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin investigation reveals that police, prosecutors and the state Attorney General Brad Schimel are to blame for a massive backlog of sexual assault evidence going untested for years. > Appleton Post Crescent

Lawmaker debate pits I-94 upgrades near Foxconn site against road projects elsewhere

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This week’s legislative debate over how to spend $67 million in federal funds offered a glimpse of how Wisconsin Democrats may critique Republican lawmakers’ records on the 2018 campaign trail. > Wisconsin State Journal

No bright line ruling likely on SCOTUS gerrymandering decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court soon may redefine how legislators get elected to office, with two high-profile cases that seek to rein in partisan gerrymandering slated for decisions by late June. The rulings could be landmarks. But however the court comes out, the fight against gerrymandering will be far from over. > The Hill