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1809, 16 Apr 22

Supreme Court Rejects Evers’ Racist Maps

They sure took the long road to get there, but they got to the correct destination.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court had adopted Evers’ map on March 3, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned it on March 23. The high court ruled that Evers’ map failed to consider whether a “race-neutral alternative that did not add a seventh majority-black district would deny black voters equal political opportunity.”


Evers told the state Supreme Court it could still adopt his map with some additional analysis, or an alternative with six majority-Black districts. The Republican-controlled Legislature argued that its map should be implemented.


The Wisconsin court, controlled 4-3 by conservatives, sided with the Legislature.


“The maps proposed by the Governor … are racially motivated and, under the Equal Protection Clause, they fail strict scrutiny,” Chief Justice Annette Ziegler wrote for the majority, joined by Justices Patience Roggensack, Rebecca Grassl Bradley and Brian Hagedorn.


The Legislature’s maps, they wrote, “are race neutral” and “comply with the Equal Protection Clause, along with all other application federal and state legal requirements.”


1809, 16 April 2022


  1. Merlin

    Sure looks like Hagedorn’s decision making is determined by a wind sock.

  2. Jason

    I agree Merlin, I’m not happy with his record at all. One can have a bias towards Left or Right when interpreting the law… one should not be the equivalent of a coin flip at this level.

  3. dad29

    Hagedorn’s decision making is determined by a wind sock.

    You sure it’s that good?

    Hagedorn was a Walker hire, served as house attorney for the Gov’s office IIRC. Kinda confirms the observation that Walker was HORRIBLE at picking people, and that goes all the way back to Milwaukee County days. But Trump wasn’t so hot, either.

  4. Merlin

    I don’t need to look any further than Hagedorn himself. His path was greased and he’s not lived up to his own advertising. He lied to voters. That’s squarely on him.

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