By Shawn Johnson

A conservative group is trying to get a jump on the next round of redistricting, proposing a rule change Wednesday that would require that any lawsuit over political maps run through the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

It’s just the first of what will likely be many legal maneuvers over redistricting, the process through which legislative district lines get drawn every decade after the U.S Census.

The request by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) is a potentially significant step because whichever court hears the next redistricting lawsuit could have extensive say over the next political map, which will lay the groundwork for elections beginning in 2022 and running through 2030.

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