Attorneys Seeking to Invalidate Redistricting in Wisconsin Add More Plaintiffs to Lawsuit

Attorneys Seeking to Invalidate Redistricting in Wisconsin Add More Plaintiffs to Lawsuit Photo: KSTP/File

September 14, 2018 12:30 PM

Attorneys looking to invalidate Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative boundaries are adding more voters as plaintiffs in a lawsuit after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider the case this past summer.

A dozen voters filed a 2015 federal lawsuit alleging Republicans unconstitutionally consolidated GOP power when they redrew the boundaries in 2011. A three-judge panel agreed but the state Justice Department appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The high court in June refused to hear the case, saying the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue on a statewide basis. Rather than dismissing the lawsuit, the justices gave the plaintiffs a chance to prove they have standing.

Attorneys filed an amended complaint Friday adding 28 additional Democratic voters across 34 districts as plaintiffs, alleging the boundaries hurt each of them.

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