Wisconsin Gerrymandering case heard at U.S. Supreme Court

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 The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for the Gill vs. Whitford case Tuesday.

 The Wisconsin case comes to Supreme Court after a lower court ruled the Republican drawn districts favors Republican candidates.

St. Norbert College Political Science Professor Charley Jacobs says the Supreme Court will look at Wisconsin’s Districts to determine if they are gerrymandered in favor of one party over the other.  

“Out of all the states that have used gerrymandering Wisconsin’s was the most outrageous–using computer technique and consultants to draw district lines,” St. Norbert College Political Science Professor, Charley Jacobs said.  

Jacobs says if the court sides with the those who brought the suit district lines would be revisited to make sure political parties are more equally disbursed. Lines can be redrawn every 10 years in Wisconsin. 

It could take the court months to come to a decision. 

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