This decision disposes of a challenge to Wisconsin’s redistricting plan on the ground of lack of standing. The plaintiff’s theory was not through “cracking” Democratic voters into separate districts in which they were a minority, and “packing” the rest into overwhelmingly Democratic districts, the redistricting plan placed Democratic voters at a state-wide disadvantage as measured by an efficiency gap comparing the number of “wasted” Democratic vs. Republican votes statewide. Because an individual plaintiff can vote in only one district, he is not affected by and has no standing to challenge statewide inequalities involving districts other than his own.
United States Supreme Court (Roberts, C.J.; Kagan, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Thomas, & Gorsuch, JJ., concurring); June 18, 2018; 2018 U.S. LEXIS 3692