The state’s political boundaries that Republicans drew in 2011 will be in place for this fall’s elections.
The U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to a federal district court, in a unanimous ruling this morning.
The head of a watchdog group says the high court punted on the issue. Jay Heck is the director of Common Cause in Wisconsin. Heck says it doesn’t mean that the court made any decision on whether the legislative districts were gerrymandered to give Republicans an unfair advantage.
The Supreme Court says the plaintiffs didn’t have standing to bring the lawsuit. Heck says while this case is going back to a lower court, another groups in other states might try to take a different approach to challenge political boundaries.
A federal appeals court threw out the Republican-drawn maps, and the state appealed to the Supreme Court.