MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice will appeal new legislative boundaries in Milwaukee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A panel of three federal judges ruled in March that new districts Republican lawmakers created hurt Latino voters in two Milwaukee districts. Democrats revised the boundaries and the judges accepted the changes earlier this month.
DOJ represented the Republicans in the case. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in a statement Thursday that some people might consider the matter inconsequential but he feels any federal decision to adjust a state legislative district is serious and deserves appellate review.
Under federal law, any party in a case involving a panel of three federal judges can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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