WUWM talks with Rick Esenberg on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Gill v. Whitford, Wisconsin’s legislative redistricting case.
Justices ruled that the plaintiffs were trying to show that the maps violate the rights of all state voters – instead of showing how the maps affect them individually. Rick Esenberg of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a “Friend of the Court” brief in the case, siding with the Republican state lawmakers who crafted the maps. He says Democratic voters, naturally, are more geographically concentrated in the state than Republican voters – and he’s convinced that the current maps will stand.
“For the most part, a majority of the court has never been able to come up with a particularly good test for determining whether or not something that we know is going to happen every time a map is drawn, the party in power is going to try to benefit themselves. How much is too much?” Esenberg says.