The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court released its new congressional map and, from first glance, it appears to be a radical re-draw. Some believe the newly configured map, even with the historical regional district numbers being changed, could result in a Democratic gain of three to five seats.
The proverbial ball now moves to the Republicans to see if they will launch a federal lawsuit against this new draw in an attempt to attract the US Supreme Court’s involvement. The high court failed to previously involve itself because the Democrats’ lawsuit was filed against the Pennsylvania Constitution. Now that a different map has been set in place, new legal challenges can be filed. The Supreme Court has stayed similar recent redistricting cases in Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas, all awaiting a decision on the Wisconsin political gerrymandering case, so Pennsylvania Republicans launching a similar appeal in hopes of receiving similar consideration is expected.
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