Plaintiffs seek March court date for gerrymandering lawsuit

Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times
Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times

Plaintiffs in a gerrymandering lawsuit against the state are asking a judge for a trial before March 2019 to allow the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal during its 2019-20 term.
But the state, represented by DOJ, is arguing for a trial no sooner than June 2019 due to the emergence in September of a second lawsuit featuring the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee as a plaintiff with a new legal theory.
Attorneys last month also added several new plaintiffs to the original case, Gill vs. Whitford, which the U.S. Supreme Court in June remanded back to the U.S. District Court for the Wester...

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