|LWV 'No more tax dollars for gerrymandering'|
|Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties|
|Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski|
|Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:59|
Wisconsin's legislative districts have been ruled unconstitutional by a panel of federal judges, and last week Attorney General Brad Schimel appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. The League of Woman Voters says fight back.
MADISON - The framers of Wisconsin's legislative districts, which have been ruled unconstitutional by a panel of federal judges, voted in secret last month to spend taxpayer dollars to have high-priced lawyers write an amicus brief in defense of the gerrymandered districts.
Attorney General Brad Schimel last week appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. All of this will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of tax dollars, and that’s on top of more than $2.1 million already spent to draw the maps in secret and defend them through two lawsuits to-date!
--To find your own legislators, click here and enter your address under Find My Legislators, next to the little green map of Wisconsin.
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