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Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects remap reconsideration

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(The Center Square) – Wisconsin’s Supreme Court will not reconsider its ruling that tossed out the state’s political maps.

The new liberal-majority court ruled 4-3 against a request from Republican lawmakers to listen to arguments again.

Lawyers for the Republican-controlled legislature also said Friday’s deadline for new maps was too quick of a turnaround.

The liberal-majority court ruled just before Christmas that Wisconsin’s political maps from 2022 were too gerrymandered in favor of Republicans.

The court then ordered new maps for both the Wisconsin Assembly and Wisconsin Senate to be drawn before this spring’s primaries.

Gov. Tony Evers has said he intends to offer input on the new maps, but he said it will likely be up to the court’s experts to decide what the new legislative boundaries will be.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court didn’t offer an explanation with its decision.

The deadline for those maps is 5 p.m. today.

After that, experts hired by the court will either issue a report on new maps or will draw maps of their own.

Those maps are due to the court by Feb. 1. The Supreme Court has said Wisconsin’s new maps must be finalized by March 15 so they can be used in this year’s elections.

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