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We wish every Nigerian Christian, under budget’ mentality to the government. two-decade-old flood in the Devils Lake Basin.IDEAS Wolf is Counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear argument this fall in a potentially landmark partisan-gerrymandering case from Wisconsin This will give the Justices an opportunity to weigh in on an important question that theyve never clearly answered: Whether there are any constitutional limits on politicians ability to draw electoral maps to give their party a leg up How the Court decides will go a long way to determining whether you choose your representatives or the other way around and whether youll be able to hold them accountable when they put party agendas over your interests The Wisconsin case known as Gill v Whitford is a great opportunity for the Justices to (attempt to) answer this question because it involves an especially extreme and troubling example of gerrymandering In 2010 Wisconsin voters elected a Republican governor and Republican majorities to both statehouses giving the GOP total control over the states redistricting process for the first time in 40 years The partys leaders seized the opportunity They hired a private law firm to supervise aides and consultants who worked away in a secret "map room" Democrats were shut out of the process and even rank-and-file Republicans were shown only information relating to their own districts Leadership rushed the approval process for the final plan which was engineered to ensure Republicans would get a 54-seat majority even if they only garnered 48% of the statewide vote The map performed even more reliably than expected In 2012 Republicans won 60 of the 99 seats in the Wisconsin Assembly despite winning only 486% of the two-party state-wide vote; in 2014 they won 63 seats with only 52% of the state-wide vote These results are way off from what wed expect given the history of Wisconsins elections And using this extremely unusual majority Republicans in the legislature went on to pass a raft of controversial legislation including (on party lines) a law eliminating investigations into political misconduct that had targeted associates of Scott Walker the states Republican governor Parties using super-majorities to pursue extreme agendas is unfortunate and wrong but not hard to explain After all if legislators think their majorities are safe regardless of how you vote why wouldnt they think they have leeway to push the envelope (A similar dynamic seems to be at work in Congress right now where the wildly unpopular health care bill passed the House even with twenty Republicans defecting) In 2015 a group of Wisconsin voters sued to force the legislature to draw a less biased and more representative map This was in many ways a gamble: no plaintiffs had taken a partisan-gerrymandering case to trial and won in more than three decades But the plaintiffs broke that streak (Plaintiffs in racial gerrymandering cases which ask courts to determine whether mapmakers relied too heavily on race when drawing district lines have historically had more success including a major victory in North Carolina in May) The trial court ruled that the assembly map was "an aggressive partisan gerrymander" that unconstitutionally guaranteed a Republican majority in the state assembly "in any likely electoral scenario" violating both the Fourteenth Amendments Equal Protection Clause (which among other things requires that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in elections) and the First Amendment In making their case to the court the challengers pointed to strong evidence that the bias in the Wisconsin map wasnt accidental including documents showing how the mapmakers used advanced statistics to figure out how each district would vote and how they developed a string of maps that became increasingly biased in favor of Republicans with each iteration The goal of the map as one key document said was to "determine whos here 10 years from now" The plaintiffs also relied on the results of the "efficiency gap" a mathematical test that can flag maps that have a level of bias so high that its statistically unlikely that its random Wisconsin argued that it was impossible to draw a less biased map because Democrats were clustered together while Republicans were spread around the state The trial court found however that any clustering to the extent it existed couldnt account for the maps severe and durable levels of bias If the Supreme Court agrees that Wisconsins gerrymander is unconstitutional you could see substantial changes to redistricting The ruling would open the door to challenges targeting other maps that have the same kind of extreme lasting bias favoring one party thats been seen in Wisconsin A recent report by the Brennan Center shows there are roughly six congressional maps and nine or so state legislative maps like that right now Challenges are already pending in North Carolina and Pennsylvania More importantly a win for the plaintiffs will change the rules of the game for the next round of redistricting in 2021 If legislators can no longer get a pass for drawing maps to maximize their partys advantage theyre less likely to try to do so Changes in how legislators draw maps would likely have a major impact on how Congress and state legislatures look and act For example the same Brennan Center report shows that 16 to 17 Republican seats in the current House of Representatives are due to extremely biased maps Thats a majority of the 24 seats Democrats would need to win to take back control of the House With a different mix of legislators on the Hill Congress legislative priorities could change This all means that you could see the return of legislatures that more accurately mirror the diverse communities they represent and legislators that are more responsive to your concerns When politicians cant pick their voters and retreat to their safe seats voters are back in charge If meanwhile the Court rules in a way that gives partisan gerrymandering a greenlight the battle against partisan abuses likely would shift from the courts to voters In several states including Michigan and Ohio reformers are putting together ballot initiatives to turn redistricting over to independent commissions But this solution isnt available in every state only underscoring the importance of the Court stepping in this fall to provide some new ground rules Those rules will set the tone for American politics and elections for a generation and determine whether voters rather than politicians run our governments It doesnt get much more fundamental than that Contact us at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsHistory Today This post is in partnership with History Today The article below was originally published at HistoryTodaycom I congratulate . that statistic jumps to 96%.

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