MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel today recovered more than $10,000 in litigation costs for Wisconsin incurred during the state’s defense of the Wisconsin State Assembly’s redistricting maps before the United States Supreme Court. Because the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Wisconsin’s favor in a decision announced this past June, the State was entitled to recover a portion of its litigation costs from the private plaintiffs in the case.
“We were proud to defend Wisconsin’s maps all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and happy that costs incurred by the lawsuit were quickly recovered for Wisconsin’s taxpayers” said Attorney General Schimel.
In June 2018, the United States Supreme Court vacated the lower court’s order in Gill v. Whitford to have Wisconsin’s State Assembly maps redrawn. All nine United States Supreme Court Justices agreed with the State’s position that plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s redistricting maps.