A challenge to Wisconsin’s congressional and legislative districts will be heard by an appeals judge nominated by President Donald Trump and two trial judges nominated by President Barack Obama.
The panel will decide whether to set a timeline for Republicans who control the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to draw new districts based on population data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. Where the lines go can determine which political party has an upper hand in elections.
Few expect lawmakers and Evers to agree on maps, which would leave it to the courts to decide on them.
The case will be heard by Amy St. Eve, a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago; Edmond Chang, a district judge in Chicago; and James Peterson, a district judge in Madison.