Statement from Legislative Leaders on the Supreme Court Ruling
[Madison, WI] — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following joint statement in regard to the United States Supreme Court ruling on several redistricting cases and its potential effect on Whitford v. Gill in Wisconsin:
“We hope the high court’s ruling puts an end to the litigation in Wisconsin associated with redistricting. The Supreme Court has now confirmed what we have said all along – that it was not a matter for the federal courts to second guess the Legislature on these issues.
“The federal redistricting case has been a distraction and a waste of taxpayer resources. Our next step will be to ask the state to investigate the recovery of costs and fees associated with this case.
“The Legislature looks forward to putting this issue to rest and getting back to work for the people of Wisconsin.”