Supreme Court rules federal courts have no role in drawing districts for partisan gain

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A recent ruling from the U.S Supreme Court likely means the end of a battle over Wisconsin’s legislative boundaries.

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that federal courts have “no role” in drawing districts for partisan gain, otherwise known as gerrymandering.

Democratic voters filed a lawsuit in 2015, arguing that Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn map was unconstitutional. This ruling flies in the face of that lawsuit.

Governor Tony Evers called the ruling, “Devastating for our democracy.”

Evers says gerrymandering is partially responsible for medicaid expansion being taken out of the state budget, despite polls that show most Wisconsin residents favor the move.

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