Wisconsin Supreme Court Orders Redrawing of State Legislative Maps

by Ben Whedon


The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Republican-drawn legislative district maps and demanded that the creation of new electoral lines ahead of the 2024 contests.

The left-leaning court ruled 4-3 in ordering the new maps, which Democrats had sought to overturn over claims of gerrymandering, according to the Associated Press. The maps included non-contiguous districts.

“Because the current state legislative districts contain separate, detached territory and therefore violate the constitution’s contiguity requirements, we enjoin the Wisconsin Elections Commission from using the current legislative maps in future elections,” wrote Justice Jill Karofsky.

The task of drawing new maps falls to the Republican-controlled legislature, though their proposals must either secure the approval of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers or clear his veto. Should the government fail to adopt new maps in time, the court will use remedial ones for the 2024 election.

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Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.
Photo “Wisconsin State Capitol” by Lectrician2. CC BY-SA 4.0.




Reprinted with permission from Just the News 

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