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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Responds to Motion in Redistricting Litigation


“I have asked the Court to promptly undertake a proceeding to draw the line consistent with its opinion and to allow continued implementation of the remainder of the Act, which was held to be constitutional,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced this afternoon that Department of Justice attorneys have filed “Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Joint Motion to Schedule a Half-Day Hearing on Remedies and to Set a Complementary Briefing Schedule and Provisional Motion for Stay of Injunction,” in Baldus, et al. v. Brennan, et al., Case No. 11 CV 562, and Voces de la Frontera, Inc. et al. v. Brennan, Case No. 11 CV 1011, the federal redistricting litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The filing responds to a motion filed earlier today by the plaintiffs.


The response, which was filed on behalf of the Government Accountability Board and other defendants, asks the Court to:


  • Proceed promptly with creating a single new boundary between Assembly Districts 8 and 9;
  • Set a scheduling conference to discuss the upcoming remedy proceedings;
  • Clarify whether its March 22, 2012, Judgment enjoins all implementation activity with respect to Act 43 or only such implementation activity as affects Assembly Districts 8 and 9; and
  • Stay the injunction if, in fact, it is intended to enjoin implementation of the 130 Senate and Assembly districts that were upheld as constitutional.


A copy of the response is attached:


2012 file: