Wis. Gerrymandering Suit Dismissed

A panel of three federal judges dismissed a federal lawsuit challenging Wisconsin legislative boundaries in the wake of a key U.S.

Supreme Court ruling.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 28th that partisan gerrymandering claims don’t belong in federal court.

Democratic voters sued in 2015, alleging the boundaries unconstitutionally dilute Democrats’ voting power.  Lawyers representing the voters, the state and Assembly Republicans all filed motions Friday seeking to dismiss the case. The three-judge panel handling the lawsuit granted the motions Tuesday, saying there’s now no doubt the case can succeed in federal court.  The judges also ruled that the state and Assembly Republicans can collect fees and costs from the voters, giving them until July 15 to submit a bill.