So the mandated legislative redistricting may be more complicated than merely adjusting two Assembly districts, the plaintiffs are telling a Federal Court panel Sunday.
Two groups said in a motion filed with the court that making changes to Assembly Districts 8 and 9 on Milwaukee's south side may also require adjustments to the cpneighboring Assembly districts, as well as at least one state Senate district.This was politically-and-structurally-predictable, and logical - - because the redrawn districts are obviously contiguous to other boundaries - - yet the state seemed to hope that the Court might not notice.
And by refusing to come back into session, GOP leaders and the state invited the court to handle the redistricting repair: I'd love to see the court take the AG and the GOP legislative leaders up on their offer, break out their redistricting Etch-a-Sketches, and have at it.
As I noted even before the judges ruling:
But wouldn't that be a fitting karmic outcome and unintended consequence enabled by the sudden resignation of State Senator Pam Galloway, (R-Wausau) to her party's smarty-pants' secret legislating and scheming: a do-over, but with both parties in the Senate having an equal say in what would be a very different redistricting process.