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Submit Public Comments for Fair Maps to the State Supreme Court

 | Published on 11/18/2020

A request for action from the LWVWI:

You deserve to choose your elected representatives, not the other way around. Currently, Wisconsin's gerrymandered districts allow for the latter, and a petition in the Wisconsin Supreme Court threatens the possibility of this happening for another 10 years.

In June, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and liberty (WILL) filed a petition requesting that the State Supreme Court should claim jurisdiction on any future redistricting legislation, effectively limiting the review of fair maps and rushing the process altogether.

Join us in holding the Supreme Court of Wisconsin accountable by submitting a written comment on this proposed rule change. We recommend highlighting the fact that this rule will harmfully politicize the Court, exclude nonpartisan groups from full participation, and limit judicial transparency. The deadline to comment is November 22 at 5 PM.



 

For More Information:

LWVWI Call to Action (LWVWI)

"Conservative Group Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Next Redistricting Lawsuit: It Would Give the Court's Conservative Majority Power to Shape the Next Political Map" (WPR, 6/3/20)

"The Perfect Solution? Follow the Law."  (centralnews.com, (6/21/20)

"Petition Sets Rules for Future Redistricting Litigation in Holding the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Accountable" (wisbar.org, 6/17/20) )