Milwaukee County becomes 19th to urge state Legislature to create nonpartisan redistricting panel

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The Milwaukee County Board voted 16-2 last week on a resolution urging the Republican-controlled Legislature to create an independent panel responsible for redrawing voting districts that don’t favor one political party over another. That makes it the 19th county to do so since 2011. Wisconsin has 72 counties. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wash Post takes another look at why the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Wisconsin’s case is such a big deal

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Wisconsin Republicans have pleaded before the courts that the geography of the state’s population disadvantages Democrats in a way that can’t be helped: Democrats tend to cluster in big cities such as Milwaukee and Madison. But the Democratic plaintiffs in the case have brought statistical fire. > Washington Post

SCOTUS taking Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case is all over the national news

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All the major outlets are covering the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement yesterday that it will hear the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering appeal, which is being billed as a landmark case. Read the coverage here from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.

SCOTUS announces it will hear Wisconsin’s gerrymandering appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state’s Republican-drawn map constitutes an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.” > National Public Radio

5 things to know about Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case

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With partisan gerrymandering returning to the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in a decade, the New York University School of Law takes a look at what’s at stake for American democracy. Here’s what you need to know. > Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law

Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case gets another spotlight in Washington Post

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The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to uphold a lower court’s ruling that Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting effort was unconstitutional, and could announce as soon as Monday that it’s affirming or reversing the lower court’s decision. More likely, it will accept the case for full briefing and arguments in the fall term. > Washington Post