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Judges reconvene case over new election maps


Federal judges in Milwaukee are reconvening in a case over whether the state's new election maps are constitutional.

The case was delayed Tuesday as lawyers prepared arguments about the degree to which one particular witness might have to testify. Jim Troupis helped produce the maps for Republican lawmakers, and has said much of his involvement is protected by attorney-client privilege.

The three-judge panel is expected to make a decision Wednesday.

Democrats and an immigrant-rights group want the maps thrown out and redone.

However, a separate issue was raised Tuesday over whether state law even allows the issue to be revisited. Republican lawmakers say the law only allows new maps to be drawn once every 10 years, but plaintiffs' attorneys say they just have to be completed in the first legislative session, which is still ongoing.


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