No decision today on Gill v. Whitford

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Keep Families Together Rally in Eau Claire

I've been asked multiple times if there will be a rally or protest in regard to family separation at the border by ICE. There will be nation-wide protest on Saturday June 30, and one of those rallies will take place in front of City Hall in Eau Claire from 10 AM until 2 PM. More information is available at the link below, and we'll try to keep the calendar event page up to date.

Penalizing People for Being Poor: Court Case Challenges Policy

Kathleen Vinehout

Do new strict requirements for Medicaid adopted by states violate the law? A federal court is set to decide after recent arguments presented by policy experts who said the requirements do violate law.

The case arose from Kentucky’s decision to create strict work requirements for getting healthcare through Medicaid. In January, the Trump administration invited states to submit “demonstration proposals” that make it much harder for...

Wisconsinites Call on State to Pass Fair Maps Legislation

For Immediate Release--June 18, 2018

Press Contacts:

Marla Stephens, Citizen Action of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Organizing Co-op, (414) 469-0116, [email protected]

Lindsay Dorff, Citizen Action of Wisconsin - Northeast Organizing Co-op, (920) 391-8638, ...

LWV - Supreme Court Ruling Shows Need for Redistricting Reform

Ruling allows plaintiffs opportunity for further legal action

 

The Supreme Court did not give us the ruling we had hoped against partisan gerrymandering. As we explained in our amicus brief, the Wisconsin maps deny many citizens the full power of the vote and should be redrawn. The current redistricting process protects the party in...

Supreme Court passes on Gill v. Whitford

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In a unanimous ruling this morning, the US Supreme Court sent the Gill v. Whitford case back to the lower courts. The court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have article III standing to claim damages on a state-wide basis. 

However, the court also ruled 7-2 to send the case back down to the lower courts "so that the plaintiffs may have an opportunity to prove concrete and particularized injuries using evidence — unlike the bulk of the evidence presented thus far — that would tend...

Packing, Cracking And The Art Of Gerrymandering Around Milwaukee

There was, once again, no decision on Gill v. Whitford today from the US Supreme Court. While we are waiting to see what the decision is, and what the ramifications are for upcoming Wisconsin elections, we thought you would like to read this from WisContext:

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At a glance, Wisconsin's legislative district maps in place since 2011 do not reveal districts with the bizarre shapes and outlines that are classic markers of gerrymandering schemes. But a closer examination of...

Menomonie School Board Meeting 6/11/2018

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Attachments below include documents from the meeting

The Way Wisconsin Funds Schools Must Change

The way Wisconsin pays for schools is unfair, inequitable and antiquated.

Over the past few months, I heard parents, community members, business leaders, teachers, students, and school officials speak about the flawed school funding formula. I serve on the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Reform.

We took public testimony across the state. Recently, these criticisms were validated...

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement: SCOTUS Decision on Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

WASHINGTON, DC – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), issued the following statement Monday regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...

No decision today on Gill v. Whitford

In what is becoming a Monday ritual I spent a while this morning watching the ScotusBlog live feed on the Supreme Court decisions. Of particular interest to Wisconsin readers is the Gill v Whitford gerrymandering decision, which again did not come up. So we still wait on the edge of our seats to determine if the election maps in Wisconsin will be found...

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