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Old November 23rd, 2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Court says Republican gerrymandering in Wisconsin was unconstitutional

Hopefully this is the first small step leading to a mad rush.

Republicans in Wisconsin tilted district maps in their favor in order to hamper Democrats and ultimately win state elections in 2012 and 2014, a federal court said on Monday in a case that could influence future rulings on gerrymandering.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin decided 2-1 that Act 43, a redrawing of districts approved by the state's Republican-led legislature in 2012, violated the U.S. Constitution, court documents showed.

"We find that the discriminatory effect is not explained by the political geography of Wisconsin nor is it justified by a legitimate state interest," the court wrote in its ruling.

The case has no bearing on Donald Trump's victory in Wisconsin in the presidential election on Nov. 8, in which he defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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The problem is this issue has been ruled on and reaffirmed several times by the Supreme Court starting with Davis v. Bandemer. Considering the make-up of the Supreme Court now and the potential addition a non-liberal justice in 2017, this ruling probably will not survive.
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Truly LOL moment.

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