PA Supreme Court denies latest GOP redistricting stay request

PA Supreme Court denies latest GOP redistricting stay request

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the latest request from legislative Republican leaders to stay the implementation of the new congressional map they handed down last week after finding the 2011 congressional map unconstitutional at the end of January.

 

The order denying the stay was terse, and indicated Chief Justice Thomas Saylor, Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy, and Justice Max Baer dissented from denial.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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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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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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Sen. Corman: “The governor has chosen chaos”

Sen. Corman: “The governor has chosen chaos”

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said Thursday afternoon that Gov. Tom Wolf declined a GOP offer to work along bipartisan lines to seek an extension from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court while the two sides work together to draw an agreed-to map, though while keeping the 2011 congressional map in place for the upcoming 2018 mid-term election.

Thursday, February 15, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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