It acknowledged the efficiency gap, but only as one of several theories the court said corroborated its findings that the Republican leadership had a discriminatory intent, that its plan had a discriminatory effect and that the state had no legitimate reason for drawing the districts in the way it did.
They urged the court to overturn the lower-court ruling and throw out the claim on the grounds that redistricting is a political process, not a legal one.
The group's statement also quotes University of Chicago Law professor Nick Stephanopoulos as saying the last seven years have seen "four of the five most gerrymanderedstate legislative maps on partisan grounds in the last 45 years - as well as eight of the 10 statewide maps for the U.S. House of Representatives".
The challenge to Wisconsin's legislative lines are different because the challenge revolves around whether district lines can be drawn for a partisan advantage.
It's the high court's first case on what's known as partisan gerrymandering in more than a decade, and the outcome could affect elections across the country.
The US supreme court on Monday agreed to decide whether electoral maps drawn deliberately to favor a particular political party are acceptable under the constitution, in a case that could have huge consequences for future US elections. "No matter which side of the aisle you're on, we should all be able to agree on one thing: as voters in a democracy we should have the right to freely choose our representatives rather than endure a system where politicians manipulate our district lines, dilute our votes, and choose their own constituents".
In striking down that plan, the lower court had concluded that it was developed in a way that the Republicans would continue to win the most seats in the assembly until there is a new census and the drawing of new maps.
Rep. Peter Barca, Wisconsin state Assembly Democratic minority leader: "Voters should be able to choose their representatives, not the other way around, and I have faith that the Supreme Court will do the right thing to help end the awful polarization we see in both Wisconsin and across America".
The measure, called the efficiency gap, shows how cracking (breaking up blocs of Democratic voters) and packing (concentrating Democrats within certain districts) results in wasted votes - excess votes for winners in safe districts and perpetually inadequate votes for the losers. "In 2014 and 2016, Republicans extended their advantage to 63 and 64 seats, respectively, even though the statewide vote remained almost tied".
The case will set a legal precedent on the long-time political practice. However, he sided with the Court's conservatives in staying the lower court ruling, which might indicate a lack of sympathy with the plaintiffs and a willingness to let the map slide.
Democrats do likewise where they control the line-drawing process, such as in Illinois, Maryland and MA.
He is slated to take part in next week's Australian Open, where he is drawn to face Sakai in the first round of the qualifiers. Son moved to a 13-10 lead after the interval but Srikanth slowly levelled par at 14-14 with a clever shot on Sons forehand.
But Wood - and coach Anthony Hudson - maintain their belief that something special is brewing inside the New Zealand camp. Michael Boxall , left, and Tommy Smith are too late to prevent Russian Federation taking a lead in the first half.
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Unlike Trump's Paris climate deal pullout which will take all the way up till 2020 to unravel, Comey is happening in real time . Nunes recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation after he was criticized for being too close to the White House.
It is clear from the CCTV cameras, Raju noted. "The staff politely informed him that boarding for flight is closed", it said. Interestingly, the Centre is close to finalising rules for a no-fly list for unruly passengers.
The council is made up of CEOs from Silicon Valley's most prominent companies, as well as over a dozen White House officials. The White House on Monday urged technology CEOs to pitch in on President Donald Trump's effort to modernize government.
After Trump announced his travel ban plan, Kerr spoke of how he lost his father to terrorism, but disagreed with the president. And after the November 2016 election, Warriors's coach Steve Kerr opened up about his disappointment with Trump's win.
He won the Farmers Insurance Open in January and has recorded five more top-five finishes to zoom up the world rankings to No10. The last six majors - including Johnson's maiden US Open victory - have been won by players who had never won a major before.
Apple is known to have an iron grip on what apps can or cannot do, however the policy for tipping was unclear. In-app tips have generated controversy for Apple , particularly in dealing with app developers from China.
Rough Night centers on five mature women who get a little too insane as they come together 10 years after graduating from college. But Aniello's film only occasionally works up the same level of loony inspiration as some of her Broad City work.
Vote to support the Paul-Murphy-Franken resolution against Trump's Saudi arms deal. The vote Tuesday was 53-47, clearing the way for the sale to be finalized.
Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.
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Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate
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USA shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Syria
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Ward Stops Kovalev to Retain Light Heavyweight Crown
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Oil falls to $46, Nigerian cargoes face competition
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A silent auction starts at 5 p.m. featuring a wide variety of items donated by area businesses and Relay For Life team members. Sobel has volunteered with the American Cancer Society for almost 20 years since the start of the Relay for Life in Wilton.
EC issues notification for President's election
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He also has tried to tie Gillespie to Tyson Foods, which was accused of smuggling immigrant workers to work in their factories. Which way will it go? Among them were Democratic House Minority Leader David Toscano of Charlottesville and Republican Del.