Recall is not the only thing that is happening in Wisconsin. A ruling by a Court of Appeals in Wisconsin has blasted the Republicans there for hiding from the public information on how they drew up districts during the redistricting process. People claim that there is proof that the redistricting was done by special interests, and then the new map was rubber stamped by Wisconsin's Republican legislature. In addition to ordering this information released, the Appeals Court also found Wisconsin's government guilty of filing frivolous lawsuits in order to prevent the release of this information to the public, and has ordered the defendants to pay ALL legal costs of the plaintiffs.Madison - In a scathing ruling, a three-judge panel decided for the third time Tuesday that a Democratic group has a right to an array of information on how Republican lawmakers drew new legislative districts.
This decision now goes to Wisconsin's Supreme Court, and there is something to note here: At least one Justice, Michael Gableman, has received free legal services in the past from the very same lawyers representing the defendants in this case, and he is being asked to either recuse himself from this case, or else join the growing list of public figures who are being recalled, which now includes the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, The Senate President, 3 other Senators, and one Mayor.
This case is going to be just as important to all parties in Wisconsin as the recall itself, and both sides are going to fight tooth and nail, in what will eventually be known as ground zero in the 2012 elections. Whichever side wins in this case, as well as the recalls, will gain a large amount of momentum heading into November.
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