Yesterday, the US Supreme Court, which is considering action on the Pennsylvania Republicans’ motion to bring in the federal judiciary in hopes of derailing the state Supreme Court’s decision to re-draw the PA congressional districts, announced that it would not step in to what is a state case. The Democrats’ lawsuit asserts that Republican map drawers back in 2011 developed a map too focused on partisan outcomes. Thus, we are a major step closer to seeing the 13R-5D Pennsylvania map re-configured.
With Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf pledging to veto whatever the legislature presents, and the state Supreme Court already bringing in a special master from Stanford University to draw the map, it appears the judiciary is successfully usurping the legislature’s redistricting role.
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