MADISON, Wis. (AP in US News) Attorneys for the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature asked the U.S. Supreme Court on April 24 to uphold GOP-drawn legislative boundaries, saying a ruling that found them to be unconstitutional was “dangerously” wrong.

The Legislature argued in its filing that the ruling was “profoundly out of step” with decades of lower court decisions rejecting comparable claims of gerrymandering — the practice of drawing boundaries to favor one political party over another.

If the ruling is allowed to stand, the Legislature argued, it “would extinguish any last hope for state autonomy in the redistricting process” and make federal lawsuits unavoidable.

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