The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning with regards to today's federal court ruling on Wisconsin's 2011 legislative redistricting plan: 

"The Republican 2011 legislative maps - created in secret - have been declared unconstitutional by the courts. This is a historic victory for our democracy and all of the voters in the great state of Wisconsin. 

"I look forward to the creation of new district lines that respect Wisconsin's tradition of fair and open government and ensure that all of the people and communities in our state are represented equally."