That's what the Senate Majority leader told WTMJ-AM's John Mercure about a half-hour ago.
Could an administrative action by the AG fix the map, and the process so harshly condemned in the decision?
...the drafting of Act 43 was needlessly secret, regrettably excluding input from the overwhelming majority of Wisconsin citizens, and although the final product needlessly moved more than a million Wisconsinites and disrupted their long-standing political relationships...Fitzgerald should be recalled for his continuing contempt for democratic procedure.
[Thursday p.m. update: Fitzgerald tells the Journal Sentinel he will not call the Senate into session to deal with the necessary redistricting.]
Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau said there was "not a chance" senators would return to the floor to take up the maps.A day's worth of posts, archived here - - and a bonus post by Dom Noth.
Republicans lost their majority in the Senate on Saturday, when. Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau) resigned. Galloway, who was to face a recall election this summer, said she left because of illnesses in her family. Her departure leaves the Senate evenly divided, and both parties would need to agree to come back in session.
The court did not set a timeline for lawmakers to make changes, but observers said maps must be put in place by April 15, when candidates can start circulating nomination papers. Democrats said they want the Legislature to take up the issue, and were distressed that Fitzgerald would not agree to return to the floor.
"It is ridiculous that Republicans would ignore a court order to fix an unlawful map. Maybe they should sleep on it," said Senate Democratic Leader Mark Miller of Monona in a statement.
"We need to immediately begin to redraw the maps in a manner that is fully open and transparent and does not, in the words of the court, 'needlessly move' more than a million citizens of Wisconsin," Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) said in a statement.