An article from the New York Times today featured Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case – which is now headed the Supreme Court. This case could be a game-changer in how legislative maps are drawn.
In November, a panel of federal judges agreed that maps drawn prior to the 2012 election, were indeed gerrymandered by the Republican majority. The bipartisan group, Fair Elections Projects continually has argued the Republican majority has cheated its way to winning more Assembly seats.
The New York Times article reads, “My feeling is that there is increasing concern within the court about the extent of partisan gerrymandering over the last 10 or 15 years,” said Richard H. Pildes, a constitutional law professor at the New York University School of Law. “I do think this is a pivotal moment — a big, big moment.”
For more read the article, here.