Pa.’s new congressional map is reflective of the commonwealth’s voters, justices argued
All seven Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices made clear their thoughts on redistricting Wednesday, as in a rare move, each released their own individual opinion outlining where they fell on the recently enacted congressional map. The court, in a February order, picked the so-called “Carter Map,” named for a group of voters represented by Democratic attorney […]
Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law has its day in Supreme Court
Roles were reversed in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday, as attorneys argued over the fate of the state’s three-year-old mail-in voting law, with lawyers for Gov. Tom Wolf arguing to protect legislative power, and lawyers for 14 dissident lawmakers arguing to undo a law that 11 of them had voted to approve. The law, […]
SCOTUS denies emergency injunction, kicks Pa. congressional map challenge back to lower court
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an emergency request from a group of Pennsylvania Republicans seeking to block the commonwealth’s new congressional map. The one-page order issued Monday evening, instead keeps the case, whose plaintiffs include two GOP congressional hopefuls, in front of a panel of three U.S. district judges. The order did not note […]
County party committee members can start collecting signatures, Pa. high court rules
These officials will have until March 15 to get their signatures, aligning with congressional and statewide candidates, the high court said.
GOP appeals to SCOTUS to overturn new Pa. congressional map
A group of Pennsylvania voters, including two Republican congressional candidates, are asking for the U.S. Supreme Court to override the state Supreme Court’s choice for the commonwealth’s new congressional map. Ending months of uncertainty, justices picked a map last week submitted by a national group aligned with the Democratic Party, and represented by Democratic attorney […]
Pa. courts system says it intends to ‘fully comply’ with ADA, following DOJ letter detailing violations
The DOJ letter followed a federal investigation that was sparked by three legal complaints - two in Jefferson County and one in Northumberland County - where complainants alleged that the courts required them to stop taking treatment medication for Opioid Use Disorder in order to graduate from drug court programs.
Pa. House Republicans ask court to toss proposed legislative maps, reuse current lines in 2022
In a Thursday filing,, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, called for the maps of 203 state House seats and 50 Senate districts to be redrawn 'without race as a predominant factor'
Ballot access on the docket as courts consider what’s next for Pennsylvania’s maps
'“Our candidates are ready to hit the ground running,' Democratic consultant Marty Santalucia told the Capital-Star. 'We’re waiting for the starting pistol.'
Latino advocate promises lawsuit against new Pa. legislative maps
Victor Martinez, a Lehigh Valley radio station owner who has been a vocal critic of the maps, told the Capital-Star that he was setting up a meeting of other like-minded community members to talk over how — not if — to file a lawsuit.
GOP lawmakers celebrate Act 77 ruling, though what’s next is unclear
The order, which struck down mail-in ballots, has already been appealed, and further legislative action is on hold.
Pa. judge suggests Supreme Court adopt GOP lawmakers’ congressional map
The map is 'functionally tantamount to the voice and will of the People,' Commonwealth Court Patricia McCullough wrote.
Justice Department finds Pa. courts in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The DOJ found that several Pa. county courts ban medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder in drug, mental health and DUI court, as well as during probation and parole.