House discharge resolution under consideration as Pa. legislators, out of state commissioners talk redistricting

House discharge resolution under consideration as Pa. legislators, out of state commissioners talk redistricting

While the Senate is building on a public hearing to write a bill tackling redistricting, the main sponsor of a House bill for a bipartisan redistricting commission said he is mulling a discharge resolution to get his legislation moving.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Gov. Wolf outlines election reform package, urges end to gerrymandering

Gov. Wolf outlines election reform package, urges end to gerrymandering

On the eve of a public hearing to vet redistricting bills, Governor Tom Wolf Monday afternoon threw his weight behind a host of electoral reforms, including a bipartisan redistricting commission.

Monday, March 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
While House member introduces impeachment bills for Supreme Court justices, Senate leader looks ahead

While House member introduces impeachment bills for Supreme Court justices, Senate leader looks ahead

A Republican member of the House introduced legislation Tuesday to impeach four of the five state Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor an expedited timeline in order to redress Pennsylvania’s 2011 congressional map, which the court earlier invalidated on state constitutional grounds. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Two federal courts, including Supreme Court, deny Republican challenge to state court-imposed congressional map

Two federal courts, including Supreme Court, deny Republican challenge to state court-imposed congressional map

Both a US District Court and the US Supreme Court denied a a request by various Pennsylvania Republicans Monday to delay the implementation of Pennsylvania’s new court drawn congressional map.

Monday, March 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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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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