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Federal Judges: Wisconsin’s GOP Redistricting Maps Unconstitutional

November 21, 2016

NBC News
by Pete Williams

A panel of three federal judges Monday struck down state house district maps drawn in 2011 by Wisconsin’s Republican controlled legislature, finding the resulting districts so blatantly partisan that they denied Democrats a fair shot at electing candidates of their choosing. The case could now go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Democrats hope it will provide the justices a legal test that has for decades proven to be elusive — a way to tell how much partisanship is too much.