Political science professor emeritus, Dr. Ed Miller, of UW-Stevens Point, an expert in Wisconsin’s history of political maps and the state Supreme Court, joins, as Republicans on the Legislature vote to adopt a new system for drawing districts, while at the same time discussing impeaching a state Supreme Court justice that could rule and force the current maps to be redrawn.
In 2000, Miller explains how he was part of a group the SCOWIS brought in to create a mechanism for drawing maps when state government deadlocks.
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The unveiled system is touted as the “Iowa model.” Miller explains the Iowa model — its advantages and flaws — and how this Wisconsin GOP plan is different.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos haphazardly announced a news conference Tuesday, calling for a recess in the middle of a voting sessions, to announce this “Iowa” model. He then gave the Legislature 48 hours to vote on it with no public input.