Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs competing redistricting maps

Redistricting Wisconsin
Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 17:56:12-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices are questioning whether political boundary lines drawn by the Republican-controlled Legislature, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers or someone else should be enacted for the next decade.

The court is hearing redistricting arguments Wednesday. The court is expected to issue a final decision within weeks to set the maps in time for candidates running for office this fall.

Justices have questioned attorneys about which of the submitted maps meet its criteria to make the fewest changes, including moving the fewest people and not splitting up communities.

Liberal justices are asking if there are enough districts with a majority of Black and Hispanic voters.