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Latino community wins redistricting case

Wisconsin Hispanics finally won their long battle today to keep at least one seat in the state Assembly.

State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen dropped his plans to appeal a ruling by three federal judges, which made his fellow Republicans re-draw a boundary between two Assembly districts in Milwaukee.

Van Hollen also agreed to pay $185,000 to help the Hispanic plaintiff pay its legal costs.

The original GOP map would have spread a large Milwaukee Latino community among two districts, thus making it possible that Hispanics would not be elected in either district. 

 

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