Though the U.S. Supreme Court’s dismissal of a challenge to Wisconsin’s political maps virtually guarantees the current boundaries will be in place for the fall elections, the case now goes back to a federal district court, leaving open the possibility that SCOTUS could hear it again next session, if the plaintiffs present new evidence. > Milwaukee Public Radio
Advocates were hoping that the high court would put an end to bizarrely shaped legislative districts, with a landmark ruling in Wisconsin or Maryland, or both. But instead the justices punted. > NBC News
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
Legal experts and regular citizens alike are awaiting the United States Supreme Court decision in a landmark redistricting case . In Gill v. Whitford, plaintiffs argued that Republican legislators shaped Wisconsin’s political boundaries in a way that was discriminatory to Democrats. > Milwaukee Public Radio
At a glance, Wisconsin’s legislative maps don’t reveal districts with the bizarre shapes and outlines that are classic markers of gerrymandering schemes. But a closer examination of Assembly districts reveals a more sophisticated approach to this electoral stratagem, particularly in the sharp red-blue divide that spans Milwaukee and its suburbs. > Wisconsin Public Radio
In the next few weeks — or even days! — the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on Wisconsin’s and Maryland’s partisan gerrymandering cases. What will those decisions be? Though FiveThirtyEight has spent months thinking about gerrymandering, predicting the high court’s decision is a fool’s errand, as there are many paths the justices can take.
No matter which way the U.S. Supreme Court decides, change could be coming to Wisconsin’s partisan system for redrawing electoral districts. That’s because most of the state’s counties have approved resolutions calling for a fairer way to redraw electoral districts. > Wisconsin Gazette