High Court To Decide On Legislative District Lines

6/19/17 – The U-S Supreme Court will announce as early as Monday whether it will make Wisconsin G-O-P lawmakers redraw their 2011 state legislative districts. The state Justice Department appealed to the justices in Washington, after a panel of three federal judges ordered the G-O-P to create new Assembly and Senate district boundaries in time for next year’s elections. Republicans are challenging the Democrats’ recent legal victory, in which the minority party claimed it had too many voters jammed into too few districts — thus giving the Democrats virtually no chance to assume legislative majorities during until at least after the next Census in 2020. Wisconsin, like many states, allows its legislative majority to redraw legislative boundaries soon after every ten year Census.