Attorney Jeff Mandell Receives Wisconsin and Nationwide Attention on Redistricting and Wisconsin Legislative Maps

Stafford Rosenbaum Partner Jeff Mandell made an appearance on the November 19, 2023 edition of UpFront, a Wisconsin TV broadcast produced by ABC on Sunday mornings. He is part of the counsel team leading oral arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on November 21 to argue that the state’s legislative maps violate state constitutional standards and to request redistricting in time for the 2024 elections. On UpFront, he discussed why the existing maps are unconstitutional and explained that this lawsuit is about democracy not about partisanship. Watch Jeff’s interview on Wisconsin redistricting for ABC’s UpFront here.

Attorney Mandell was interviewed by NPR recently for a segment aired during All Things Considered on November 20. He explained that the Wisconsin Constitution requires each of the state’s 132 legislative districts to be contiguous – but the majority of them are not, which “dilutes the ability of voters to unify behind common interests.”

Published on November 20, Jeff was quoted in The Guardian for another preview article about the redistricting argument, in which he argued that the contiguity issue is important because the noncontiguous nature of the current map “is not a mistake or a slight mapmaking error or an oversight. It’s deliberate and it’s anti-democratic.”

During lunchtime on Thursday, November 30, at The Madison Club, WisPolitics will host a panel presentation on the possible redrawing of Wisconsin legislative maps and its impact on the 2024 elections. Jeff will present as part of this special panel that includes leaders from across the political spectrum. Read more and register for the WisPolitics Luncheon Panel Discussion on Wisconsin Legislative Maps here.

Jeff is a partner in the firm’s Madison, Wisconsin office. He co-chairs Stafford Rosenbaum’s Election and Political Law practice team with Attorney Doug Poland, both of whom are among Wisconsin’s leading election law litigators. Jeff argues frequently before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and state courts at every level, regularly handles cases and appeals in federal courts, and has participated in cases at the U.S. Supreme Court on a broad range of issues including election law, administrative law, civil procedure, civil liberties, and more. Jeff is a subject matter expert who frequently writes and presents on election and political law issues and cases.

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