MADISON, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature asked that the newest justice on the State Supreme Court recuse herself from lawsuits seeking to overturn GOP-drawn Electoral maps, arguing that she has prejudged the cases. Republicans argue in their motions filed with the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday that Justice Janet Protasiewicz can’t fairly hear the cases because during her campaign for the seat earlier this year she called the Republican-drawn maps “unfair” and “rigged”.

Protasiewicz, who was backed by Democrats in her winning election in April, never said how she would rule on a redistricting lawsuit.