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Gerrymander Gazette - November 2016

November 28, 2016

For the first time in the history of the United States, a court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering violates the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge federal district court panel in Whitford v. Gill held that Wisconsin State Assembly districts drawn by the Wisconsin Legislature.

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wisconsin John Doe Appeal

October 3, 2016

While it is disappointing that the U.S. Supreme Court chose to ignore such clear conflicts for the Wisconsin justices, the issues behind the case are far from dead. Recent revelations about the 2011-2012 recall elections have raised troubling new questions about Governor Walker and those who engaged in possible illegal activity. The new information which has come to light merits a full investigation by the Dane County District Attorney.

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