Response to Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision on Redistricting

The Wisconsin Supreme Court selected federal and legislative maps submitted by Governor Tony Evers in a decision issued on March 4, 2022. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed the legal challenge with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in August 2021 on behalf of Wisconsin voters who lived in malapportioned districts as a result of the 2020 census.

WILL President and General Counsel, Rick Esenberg, said, “Late last year, in response to litigation brought by WILL, the Court committed to a ‘least changes’ approach to redistricting and rejected activist arguments that would redraw Wisconsin’s maps based on partisan considerations, such as attempting to compensate for the geographic concentration of Democratic voters. Neither the Governor’s proposed maps nor those submitted by any other party were allowed to be drawn in order to maximize a party’s electoral prospects. While we have concerns with the Court’s treatment of the Voting Rights Act, we’ll leave it to partisans to score the political advantages and disadvantages of the court-selected maps.”

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