Federal Court rules that Wisconsin’s 2011 Gerrymandering of State Legislative Districts is Unconstitutional

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Editor’s Note: We know the issue of gerrymandering has been one we’ve talked about on this blog for the past year—so we wanted to make sure you had up-to-date information on issues regarding political map-making from across the country. Pennsylvanians for Fair Elections—as well as Fair Districts PA—continue to push for reforms in the way political districts are drawn in the Keystone State.

A federal three-judge court panel issued an unprecedented decision last week that is a huge victory for all of those voters of Wisconsin who want and deserve a real choice in their elections and a system of redrawing state legislative districts after each Census in a non-partisan, transparent and reputable process.

Never before in the nation’s history has partisan gerrymandering been struck down as unconstitutional. 

That standard changed for the betterment of democracy – not just in Wisconsin, but nationally, nonpartisan nonprofit Common Cause indicated on its website.

For more on this significant and hopeful development go here and here.

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