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“Gerrymandering & the U.S. Supreme Court”
State Representative Fred Kessler (12th Assembly District, Western Milwaukee Co.) has been a member of the Wisconsin State assembly since 2004. A gerrymandering change to his district caused him to move his residence.
After winning his election, Kessler joined an initiative to legally challenge the tradition of gerrymandering, eventually taking the case to the Supreme Court. On June 18, 2018, the court ruled that the plaintiffs didn’t establish standing, leaving the existing ruling in effect, and sent it back for re-argument. The case remains open.
We will learn more about that lawsuit as well as Kessler’s experiences in the political system.
Host: Chris Schmidt.
Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.