the u.s. supreme court will rule in a landmark partisan gerrymandering case, in which i am the named plaintiff. at a trial in front of three federal judges, two of whom were appointed by republican presidents, the evidence clearly established that wisconsin has one of the most partisan — perhaps the most partisan — legislative gerrymanders in the nation. as the trial court found, this gerrymander effectively guarantees republican control of both houses of the wisconsin legislature for a decade, no matter what happens in wisconsin elections. it also guarantees that republicans will control the legislature that drafts the next apportionment after the 2020 census, perpetuating the problem into the next decade and beyond. the trial court found that this “entrenchment” of republican control was unconstitutional, that it deprived millions of wisconsin citizens of their rights. similar processes deprive voters, some republican and some democrat, elsewhere in the united states.courtsthe story of the last u.s. execution before a nationwide moratorium took effect 50 years agocourtsthe story of the last u.s. execution before a nationwide moratorium took effect 50 years agothis extent of partisan bias in wisconsin’s legislative apportionment became clear in the first election after the current legislative districts were adopted: in november 2012, democrats won two major statewide...