The future of a lawsuit over Wisconsin’s legislative redistricting is left uncertain, after Republicans say there’s no way to reconsider maps approved last summer.
A trial was set to start Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by Democrats and Latino groups, who argue the maps approved last summer are unconstitutional. It was delayed when judges asked Republicans to consider redrawing the maps taking in to account issues raised by the plaintiffs.
Attorneys for Republican lawmakers say there is interest in that option, but there’s no way for them to make it happen. Republicans cited a previous State Supreme Court ruling that says Wisconsin can only approve new maps every ten years. Because that action already took place last summer, they would be unable to revisit the issue.
It’s unclear how the trial will proceed now. Judges told attorneys to be ready to be in court today within 45-minutes of being called.