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Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:08 PM

United States Supreme Court reverses decision on Wisconsin legislative maps

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Source: WBAY

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBAY) - The United States Supreme Court has reversed the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s judgment regarding legislative maps backed by Gov. Tony Evers.

The case was remanded for further proceedings.

“On remand, the court is free to take additional evidence if it prefers to reconsider the Governor’s maps rather than choose from among the other submissions. Any new analysis, however, must comply with our equal protection jurisprudence,” reads the majority opinion.

The redistricting maps created an additional majority-Black district in Wisconsin, saying it was necessary to comply with the Voting Rights Act.

Read more: https://www.wbay.com/2022/03/23/united-states-supreme-court-reverses-decision-wisconsin-legislative-maps/



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Reply United States Supreme Court reverses decision on Wisconsin legislative maps (Original post)
Polybius Mar 2022 OP
DURHAM D Mar 2022 #1
Dawson Leery Mar 2022 #2
Fiendish Thingy Mar 2022 #3
oldsoftie Mar 2022 #5
lagomorph777 Mar 2022 #4
BumRushDaShow Mar 2022 #6
KPN Mar 2022 #7
Native Mar 2022 #8
Xoan Mar 2022 #9
llashram Mar 2022 #10
JudyM Mar 2022 #11

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:11 PM

1. Little people do hateful things.

I HATE ALL REPUBLICANS.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:11 PM

2. The Republican Court taking it's side.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:16 PM

3. Anyone able to translate from the legalese?

Sounds like Evers can resubmit with additional evidence for VRA justification?

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:22 PM

5. yes please. How I HATE legalese.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:17 PM

4. But they upheld Evers' Congressional district maps.

So it's a mixed bag.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:31 PM

6. Here's the NYT's take

Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Case on Wisconsin Redistricting


By Adam Liptak
March 23, 2022, 1:09 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sided with Wisconsin’s Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday in a dispute over competing voting maps for the state’s legislative districts. The justices’ unsigned order reversed a ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court that had selected the map drawn by Gov. Tony Evers over other proposals, and it sent the case back to the state court for a new look. The majority said the state court had not considered carefully enough whether the Voting Rights Act, a federal law that protects minority voting power, required the addition of a seventh assembly district in which Black voters made up a majority.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by Justice Elena Kagan, dissented, saying that “the court’s action today is unprecedented.” She added that “the court today faults the State Supreme Court for its failure to comply with an obligation that, under existing precedent, is hazy at best.” In an emergency application to the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyers for the Legislature and four voters called the governor’s map a “21st-century racial gerrymander,” focusing on the fact that it increased the number of State Assembly districts around Milwaukee in which Black voters made up a majority to seven from six. The Legislature’s map dropped the number to five.

They argued that “maximization of majority-minority districts in a redistricting plan” was unconstitutional, noting that the seven districts in the governor’s plan all had bare majorities of Black voters. Justice Brian Hagedorn, writing for the majority in the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 4-to-3 decision, indicated that the question was in some ways a close one.

“We cannot say for certain on this record,” he wrote, “that seven majority-Black assembly districts are required” by the Voting Rights Act. “But based on our assessment of the totality of the circumstances and given the discretion afforded states implementing the act, we conclude the governor’s configuration is permissible.”But Justice Hagedorn added that a map with fewer majority-Black districts could impermissibly pack Black voters into some districts, diluting their power.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/23/us/politics/supreme-court-wisconsin-redistricting.html


Sen. Klobachar is literally mentioning this RIGHT NOW during the confirmation hearing for Judge. Brown-Jackson talking about "shadow doctrine" and Sotomayor's dissent about this use.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:38 PM

7. How fucking dare Republican Senators question KBJoh's political impartiality while their

own unethically, politically packed conservative SCOTUS majority steps into State supreme court business to make political decisions like this. The current SCOTUS is so friggin inconsistent when it comes to legal rigor and rationale.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:39 PM

8. Per Reuters: U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Republicans in Wisconsin congressional map dispute

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the use of a map configuring Wisconsin's congressional districts for this year's elections drawn by Democratic Governor Tony Evers, giving a boost to efforts by President Joe Biden's party to retain control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The justices turned away a Republican bid to block the map drafted by Evers and approved by the Wisconsin Supreme Court setting boundaries for the state's eight U.S. House districts after the governor vetoed one made by the Republican-controlled legislature he deemed unfairly skewed against Democrats. The emergency request to the justices was made by five Republican U.S. House members.

The court also granted a Republican request seeking to block new maps for Wisconsin's state legislature, with two liberal justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, dissenting. The court sent that case back to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and ordered it to adopt new maps laying out the various districts.

Wisconsin party primary elections are scheduled for Aug. 9, with the general election on Nov. 8. At the national level, Republicans are seeking to erase the slim majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress held by Biden's fellow Democrats.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:42 PM

9. You know you're living in an Idiocracy...

When unsigned documents are considered legit.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:43 PM

10. fear of the

African-American voter here in the USSC no less. This fear will become normalized and the AA voter adjudicated out of the voting system by the hateful racist USSC. RW extremism at its most ugliest. 4 years of a hateful, vicious individual posing as POTUS. DAMN!!!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 02:09 PM

11. Locking

Dupe of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142892669

LBN’s SOP prohibits the posting of duplicate news stories.

Please continue discussion in the earlier thread.

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