Supreme Court Sides with States in Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court, in two closely watched cases, allowed gerrymandered district maps to stand in Texas and North Carolina meaning both sets of maps will most certainly be used in the midterm elections. The Court allowed three district maps to stand in Texas, but struck a fourth down. Critics had argued the maps discriminated against […]

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Introduces Resolution that Impeaches Supreme Court Justices Who Voted to Redraw Congressional Map

A Pennsylvania state representative has introduced a resolution to impeach state Supreme Court Justices who voted redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional district map over the objections of Republicans in the state legislature. The new map is largely seen as a boon to Democrats. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in January that the State’s map had to be […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania Republicans’ Request to Strike Down New Congressional Map

Updated 3/20/18 4:49 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to issue an injunction blocking a congressional map put into effect by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last month largely seen as a boon to democrats. The High Court issued a one sentence response: “The application for stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Redraws State’s Congressional Map – Largely Seen as Boon for Democrats

Pennsylvania’s State Supreme Court has redrawn the state’s district map ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, observing a self-imposed deadline.  The Court had said that it would redraw the state’s congressional districts if the legislature and the governor could not agree on one themselves. The Court ruled in January that the State’s map had to […]

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A Pennsylvania Republican Lawmaker Calls for Impeachment of State Supreme Court Justices for Forcing Legislature to Redraw Congressional Maps

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has called for the impeachment of five state Supreme Court Justices in the wake of a decision that requires the Pennsylvania legislature to redraw the state’s congressional map.  Pennsylvania state Representative, Republican Cris Dush, blamed the justices for “blatantly” contradicting the Pennsylvania State constitution. “The five justices who signed this order that […]

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Supreme Court Declines Pennsylvania GOP’s Request on the Redrawing of Congressional Maps

The Supreme Court has declined to block a redrawing of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in January that the State’s map had to be redrawn because it was contrived in a way that heavily favored the Republican Party.  It gave lawmakers until February 9 to submit a new map to Governor Tom […]

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Supreme Court Sides with North Carolina, Allows Controversial Congressional Districts to Remain in Place – For Now

The Supreme Court has temporarily sided with North Carolina State officials, allowing the borders of congressional districts, which have become controversial, to remain in place.  The court blocked a decision by a lower court which required that North Carolina create new congressional maps by the end of the month while a case is being appealed […]

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