WASHINGTON, DC — A federal three-judge panel ruled on March 19 that it would not step into the redistricting process in Pennsylvania, and therefore the new map drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, with a consultant, will be the map used in the state for the congressional election this fall.
HONESDALE, PA — Not even Nor’easter Skylar’s first flakes could keep people away from the March 12 Honesdale Borough Council meeting. A gallery of more than 40 turned out to protest a lawsuit filed by council candidate Juanita Pisano and council members Bob Jennings and James Brennan against Honesdale borough and its council.
HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on February 19 issued new congressional district maps that are likely to be in place for the November election. The maps will have an impact on seats in Washington, DC in the federal House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG, PA — On Feb. 13, Gov. Tom Wolf rejected the new congressional district maps submitted by Republcan leadership. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will now draw up its own verrsion of the maps, if the Wolf and the Republicans don’t agree to a new map plan by Feb. 15. That’s the latest move in the battle over the gerrymandered maps.
HONESDALE, PA — “Pennsylvania is one of the three worst gerrymandered states in the nation, though there have been efforts across the board to change this.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on February 8, issued a 138-page document explaining its earlier decision that the Congressional maps drawn by the Republican-dominated state legislature in 2011 must be redrawn before the next election.
WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on February 2 denied a motion for a stay regarding the redrawing of the Congressional District maps in Pennsylvania.
WASHINGTON, DC — In the aftermath of a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that congressional districts are unconstitutional because they are too gerrymandered, Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule the state court.
HARRISBURG, PA — A trial will begin on December 10 in Commonwealth Court to determine whether state lawmakers engaged in extreme partisan gerrymandering when drawing up the current districts in 2011. Because of an order from the Supreme Court, the Commonwealth Court must come up with a decision on the question by the end of the year.