Wisconsin’s Supreme Court will hear arguments to redraw the state’s political maps today.
A number of Democrats and progressive groups in the state want the new liberal-majority Supreme Court to toss out the current maps because they favor Republicans. The maps, they say, are gerrymandered and unfair. Republican lawmakers say the request goes too far because it would also undue the 2022 elections for State Senate, and force more than a dozen lawmakers to run again next fall.
The case is being closely watched, not just because Wisconsin is a swing state, but because newly elected Justice Janet Protasiewicz faced calls to recuse herself because of what she said about the maps during last year’s supreme court election.