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The Pennsylvania congressional maps as drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will stand.

Federal court declines to block new PA districts

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.


Pennsylvania State map

The map of Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District, dubbed “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck,” is an example of extreme gerrymandering that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down.

PA Republicans ask U.S. Supreme Court to step in

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.


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Residents of NY Congressional District 19, including immigrants and faith leaders, protested at Rep. John Faso’s Kinderhook office on January 19, then they staged a sit in at Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office in Albany. The group demanded that Schumer hold firm, and not agree to any funding bill that does not include a “clean DREAM Act.”
 

A sampling from Washington

WASHINGTON, DC — As the U.S. Senate came to an agreement about re-opening the federal government on January 22, politicians issued statements giving their views of the situation.


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Actor James Cromwell addresses the monthly meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee on November 16 before being removed from the meeting. 
 

Protestors removed from FERC meeting

WASHINGTON, DC — Actor James Cromwell, who was arrested in 2015 for a sit-in protest of the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant and who later served two days in jail; and Pramilla Malick, who was arrested with him and also spent a couple of days behind bars, have once again tested the patience of the powers-that-be in the energy industr

 

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