Pennsylvania’s redistricting drama’s recent history and current status

Pennsylvania’s redistricting drama’s recent history and current status

As Pennsylvania’s redistricting drama continues with newly-filed federal-level litigation seeking to challenge the map issued Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the new playing filed brought about by the new map is already starting to have implications.

Thursday, February 22, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Republicans to seek SCOTUS emergency stay of PA court-drawn congressional map

Republicans to seek SCOTUS emergency stay of PA court-drawn congressional map

State legislative Republican leaders said Wednesday that they will be seeking an emergency stay order from the US Supreme Court to halt implementation of the new congressional map issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA lawmakers introduce legislation in response to Parkland shooting

PA lawmakers introduce legislation in response to Parkland shooting

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Pennsylvania lawmakers are introducing legislation aimed at preventing a similar tragedy from happening in the commonwealth.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Baker resigns from House effective February 19

Rep. Baker resigns from House effective February 19

Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga)—who already announced he would not be seeking reelection—submitted his resignation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Monday in order to take a position with the federal government.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues remedial congressional map

Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues remedial congressional map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Monday issued a remedial congressional map in accordance with the deadline set out in their January 22, 2018, order finding the 2011 congressional map unconstitutional.

 

The map, developed using the evidentiary record developed at the Commonwealth Court level and the maps submitted by parties to the League of Women Voters case; intervenors; and amici, was endorsed by four of the seven state supreme court judges and made with the assistance of special master Nathan Persily, a Stanford Law School professor used by other states in the drawing of legislative maps.

Monday, February 19, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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