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Mapmaker, Make Me a Map: Redistricting and the Clarke Case 2024

Product ID: CA3641M
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Map it all out

In December 2023, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Clarke v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, holding that the state’s noncontiguous legislative maps were unconstitutional.1 Following Clarke, the Wisconsin Legislature voted to adopt maps proposed to the court by Governor Tony Evers, who signed the new state legislative maps into law in time for the 2024 elections. What’s changed about the maps? How will the new maps be implemented? What questions remain unanswered about redistricting in Wisconsin? Mapmaker, Make Me a Map: Redistricting and the Clarke Case has answers to these questions and more.

You’ll benefit from a range of perspectives from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), municipal and county clerks, and legal scholars on:

  • Why the redistricting process is important
  • The lead-up to Clarke v. WEC
  • How mapmakers create and compare maps
  • Metrics for each redistricting criterion
  • Guideposts to be considered for the next redistricting effort
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Member $209.00

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4.5 CLE

Date and Time

Monday, May 13, 20248:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT

Add to Calendar 5/13/2024 8:30:00 AM 5/13/2024 12:30:00 PM America/Chicago Mapmaker, Make Me a Map: Redistricting and the Clarke Case 2024

Co-produced with the Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Map it all out

In December 2023, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Clarke v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, holding that the state’s noncontiguous legislative maps were unconstitutional.1 Following Clarke, the Wisconsin Legislature voted to adopt maps proposed to the court by Governor Tony Evers, who signed the new state legislative maps into law in time for the 2024 elections. What’s changed about the maps? How will the new maps be implemented? What questions remain unanswered about redistricting in Wisconsin? Mapmaker, Make Me a Map: Redistricting and the Clarke Case has answers to these questions and more.

You’ll benefit from a range of perspectives from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), municipal and county clerks, and legal scholars on:

  • Why the redistricting process is important
  • The lead-up to Clarke v. WEC
  • How mapmakers create and compare maps
  • Metrics for each redistricting criterion
  • Guideposts to be considered for the next redistricting effort
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Co-produced with the Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Map it all out

In December 2023, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Clarke v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, holding that the state’s noncontiguous legislative maps were unconstitutional.1 Following Clarke, the Wisconsin Legislature voted to adopt maps proposed to the court by Governor Tony Evers, who signed the new state legislative maps into law in time for the 2024 elections. What’s changed about the maps? How will the new maps be implemented? What questions remain unanswered about redistricting in Wisconsin? Mapmaker, Make Me a Map: Redistricting and the Clarke Case has answers to these questions and more.

You’ll benefit from a range of perspectives from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), municipal and county clerks, and legal scholars on:

  • Why the redistricting process is important
  • The lead-up to Clarke v. WEC
  • How mapmakers create and compare maps
  • Metrics for each redistricting criterion
  • Guideposts to be considered for the next redistricting effort
Read More ↓

Program Co-Chairs

Julie Wilson
Milwaukee City Attorneys Office
Milwaukee

Joanne Bungert
City of Green Bay
Green Bay

Faculty

Richard M. Esenberg
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Milwaukee

Michael Haas
City of Madison
Madison

Celestine Jeffreys
City of Green Bay
Green Bay

Jeffrey Mandell
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison

Trent Miner
Wood County
Wisconsin Rapids

Matthew Petering
UW-Milwaukee
Milwaukee

Kim Trueblood
Marathon County
Wausau

Meagan Wolfe
Wisconsin Elections Commission
Madison

Robert Yablon
University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison

8:30 am Legal Overview & Historical Context

  • Scene setting regarding the Clarke redistricting case
  • What are the legal criteria for maps
  • What is the history of redistricting in Wisconsin
  • How does Wisconsin’s approach fit into the broader national discussion about maps and redistricting

Robert Yablon

9:00 am  Map Creation & Comparison

  • The mapmaker's balancing act: considering multiple criteria simultaneously
  • A live mapmaking demonstration
  • From language to mathematics: selecting a metric for each redistricting criterion
  • In-depth look at the seven map submissions

Matthew Petering

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Map Implementation: Lessons from the WEC and the Clerks

  • Nuts and Bolts of map implementation
  • What does the WEC do? How does it interact with the local government clerks?
  • Implementation challenges and considerations

Celestine Jeffreys, Trent Miner, Kim Trueblood, Meagan Wolfe

11:15 am Panel Discussion of Clarke litigation

  • Focus will be on what legal questions were resolved in this case?
  • What rules of law are in place to be considered for the next redistricting?
  • What questions remain unresolved?
  • Q&A

Moderator: Michael Haas
Panelists: Rick Esenberg, Jeffrey Mandell, Robert Yablon

12:30 pm Program Concludes

  • Enhance your understanding of the redistricting process to foster well-informed decisions 
  • Review the circumstances leading to the Clarke v. WEC case that provide context for the current redistricting efforts
  • Learn how mapmakers consider multiple criteria simultaneously and see a live mapmaking demonstration 
  • Determine what legal questions have been resolved and what questions are left unresolved by Clarke 
  • Hear varying perspectives on the implications of the newly adopted maps and predictions for the future
  • Administrative lawyers
  • Government lawyers
  • Civil rights & liberties lawyers
  • Public interest lawyers

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