WISCONSIN GERRYMANDERING GOES TO THE SUPREME COURT

Guests:  Richard Leffler, Ph.D., Editor Emeritus of the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution;  Gerald Thain, Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state’s Republican-drawn map constitutes an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.”  The Supreme Court has not ruled on “purely partisan gerrymanders” since 2004.  Why Wisconsin?  Why now?
Answers to these questions and more – including an explanation of what the Constitution says about the Emoluments Clause and Filibuster Rule – can be heard on this program.  Guests Richard Leffler and Gerald Thain share their expertise on what the Constitution says about these important topics, the original intent of the Founding Fathers, and how their carefully crafted wording relates to today.