Showdown on Partisan Gerrymandering in Wisconsin Set

April 11, 2016


The unwillingness of courts to step into the thicket and police partisan gerrymandering abuses has long been a source of frustration to reformers, advocates, and voters.  But a panel of three federal judges in Wisconsin in Whitford v. Nichol may have just set the stage for a big change this week with a unanimous ruling allowing partisan gerrymandering claims to proceed to trial. Trial in the case starts the week of May 23 and is expected to conclude in early June.