Wisconsin’s fight against gerrymandering


One remedy to the gerrymandering problem is a U.S. Supreme Court decision that assures all voters have equal power. The advent of computerized data has  made it easy to measure the exact percentage advantage a party has given itself, allowing the courts a way to declare what runs afoul of the constitution and precedent. > Urban Milwaukee

Trial date set for Wisconsin redistricting case


The trial date for a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-drawn legislative boundaries in Wisconsin has been set for April. After the U.S. Supreme Court this summer declined to take the original case saying Democrats who brought it lacked standing, Democrats filed a new lawsuit last month. > AP News

Wisconsin Republicans and Democrats react to Kavanaugh Confirmation

CBS 58 Milwaukee recaps the official reactions of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court Saturday.

Tammy Baldwin’s official statement on Kavanaugh’s FBI investigation


My concerns that Judge Kavanaugh was hand-picked by powerful special interests and that he would overturn the law of the land on health care for people with pre-existing conditions and women’s reproductive health have not changed. > Urban Milwaukee

18 UW-Madison law professors sign petition declaring Senate should not confirm Kavanaugh

Twelve University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School professors signed a nationwide petition asking the United States Senate not to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh into the Supreme Court. The Wisconsin professors are among the more than 2,400 law school professors throughout the country who chose to sign. > Channel 3000

‘Kava-nope:’ Group rallies in Milwaukee as vote on SCOTUS nomination looms

A small group gathered outside Milwaukee’s Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse  Thursday morning ahead of the crucial vote for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Carrying signs that said “Kava Nope” and “End Rape Culture,” among others, the protestors delivered a letter to Sen. Ron Johnson, imploring him to discontinue his support of Kavanaugh. > ABC 12 Milwaukee

Johnson supports Kavanaugh after reading FBI report


U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson reaffirmed his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, saying that after reviewing a new FBI background report, he saw “no evidence” to back up sexual assault claims. “I gotta go with the facts,” he said during a telephone town hall meeting with Wisconsin residents. > AP News