Redrawing political maps should ensure fair representation. It doesn’t always.
In the middle of two redistricting cases far from SCOTUS, the Milligan decision landed with welcome relief
Backed by two new Republican justices, the court’s decision to reopen recent decisions sets a new precedent — and has national ramifications.
Racist audio, Supreme Court debate show redistricting as a zero-sum exercise
The split primary is one example of the obstacles resulting from lawsuits and new voting rules.
Among the proposals is one that would give the legislature more control over the final products.
Lawmakers and courts differed on how — and whether — to define and uphold “partisan fairness” when reviewing electoral maps.
The majority highlighted traditional redistricting criteria and partisan fairness.
The map closely resembles the current one, with Democrats and Republicans each expected to win roughly half of the state’s 17 districts.
The state Supreme Court agreed to take over the process in early February following hearings held by a lower appellate judge.
Supreme Court conservatives are letting legislatures off the hook for their redistricting plans in the midterm elections.
The data on compactness, contiguity, minimal splits, and equal population.
The state Supreme Court will take up the recommendation but is not required to follow it. Oral arguments are scheduled for later this month.
Though Republicans retain an advantage, the maps could substantially alter the balance of power in Harrisburg and one will likely be challenged in court.
It’s now up to the state courts to determine the next district lines.
Officials in charge of drawing congressional and legislative maps have blown the Wolf administration’s Jan. 24 deadline for final versions.
The chair of the committee in charge of drawing the legislative maps said it will be “challenging” to finish them in under 30 days.
If Gov. Wolf and the legislature do not agree on a plan by Jan. 30, Commonwealth Court says it will take over the process.
Pennsylvania state lawmakers would get final say over their own political districts under a new proposal moving through the legislature.
Anticipating that the Democratic governor and GOP lawmakers won’t be able to agree on a map, concerned citizens and redistricting advocates are lobbying the state Supreme Court to intervene.