“Wisconsin Republicans have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a redistricting case”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Republican state lawmakers Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a redistricting lawsuit before a panel of federal judges, saying the matter should instead be considered by Wisconsin’s high court.

The move comes two days after conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court accepted a similar case.

The court fight over redistricting is quickly escalating even though no one yet has proposed new maps for the state’s legislative and congressional districts.

Lawyers for the Republican legislators told the U.S. Supreme Court it should toss aside the challenge in federal court because there’s no basis for a lawsuit at this stage. Federal courts have tight rules for when they allow cases to proceed and the Republicans contend there isn’t sufficient conflict for the lawsuit to be considered

You can find the Republicans’ writ here (via How Appealing).

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