Schimel asks SCOTUS for stay in redistricting case

Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay a lower court’s ruling in a redistricting case that would force the state to redraw its maps, arguing the “stay is vital to avoiding any unnecessary and significant burdens.”
A split three-judge panel last year struck down the state Assembly district maps, ruling the GOP-drawn maps from 2011 are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, and ordering the Legislature to draw new ones by November that could be used in the 2018 elections.
If Schimel’s request for a stay is granted, the Supreme Court would put a hold on the orde...

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