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    Federal court halts new GOP-drawn Wisconsin election districts

    MILWAUKEE - A federal panel of three judges have ordered the Wisconsin State Legislature to re-draw two state assembly district borders after Republican lawmakers drew the districts.

    The ruling means that the entire newly-drawns election map cannot go into effect.

    The two new districts (8th and 9th) were ruled to have violated the Voting Rights Act.
    I believe that the next step here is the Supreme Court. As far as whether this is good or bad, I do not have enough information either way to venture a guess.

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    Re: Federal court halts new GOP-drawn Wisconsin election districts

    Essentially the Republican lawmakers openly redistricted to favor republicans. Apparently this is not gerrymandering, but in the process of doing so they might have broken the law by redistricting along racial-political lines (i.e. breaking up latino districts that have consistently voted democrat). The latter is what is in question, IIRC.
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    Re: Federal court halts new GOP-drawn Wisconsin election districts

    I love how breaking up Latino districts is against the Voting Rights Act but putting them in the same one isn't.

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    Re: Federal court halts new GOP-drawn Wisconsin election districts

    I love how breaking up Latino districts is against the Voting Rights Act but putting them in the same one isn't.
    Uh, the entire point of the law is to make it so they can be put in the same one and achieve fair representation...
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