Wisconsin Democratic law firm demands state Supreme Court draw new map as ‘lawless’ one takes effect

A Democratic law firm in Wisconsin is calling on the state Supreme Court to reconsider a new congressional map after a ruling last month that found the “lawless” current maps are unconstitutional.

Elias Law group, which focuses on elections, asked the high court to revisit the congressional lines, stating in the filing on Tuesday that the decision to toss out the legislative maps “rends the current congressional map lawless in the most literal sense.” 

The group based its request on the court’s 2021 decision nullifying the “least change” principle, in which the fewest amendments possible would be made to the current maps, per Wisconsin Public Radio. The “least change” approach was used to draw the current congressional maps.

“Wisconsin’s current congressional map was drawn according to a ‘least change’ principle that perpetuated and exacerbated the
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