pa-redistricting

Pa. court rejects GOP request to use old legislative lines in midterm; more challenges pending

BY: - February 25, 2022

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a preemptive request from Pennsylvania House Republicans seeking to block new legislative lines this year, and instead use the state’s current map in the upcoming midterm election. The one-page, unsigned order is not the end of the legal debate on new boundaries for the state’s 253 House and Senate […]

New congressional map makes Swiss cheese of Swissvale, complicating Pittsburgh primary

BY: - February 24, 2022

The architect of the split defended it, saying it was necessary to avoid a court challenge.

COMMENTARY

The GOP showed us who they are with challenge to Pa. House map | Opinion

BY: - February 24, 2022

We need unbiased districts to ensure that shifts in public opinion about parties and issues are registered in the composition of the General Assembly.

Pa. Supreme Court court picks national Dems’ map as new congressional plan

BY: - February 23, 2022

(*This breaking story was updated at 12 p.m. with additional information on the plaintiffs, federal legal challenge, nd the justices, at 12:25 p.m. with additional information on the map, and 1:12 p.m. with comment from House Republicans and attorney Adam Bonin and 1:25 p.m. with Gov. Tom Wolf.) Pennsylvania’s highest court has picked a map […]

Federal suit asks to block Pa. judges from picking congressional map

BY: - February 22, 2022

The case is being argued by two lawyers, one of whom is former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell. A conservative legal scholar, Mitchell helped design Texas’ recent abortion ban that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn.

How Pa. residents are trying to bring racial equity to a fraught redistricting | Analysis

BY: - February 20, 2022

To the surprise of no one, the decennial redistricting cycle occurring this year has led to claims of gerrymandering and political gamesmanship from both sides of the aisle.

Pa. House Republicans ask court to toss proposed legislative maps, reuse current lines in 2022

BY: - February 17, 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

BY: - February 16, 2022

'“Our candidates are ready to hit the ground running,' Democratic consultant Marty Santalucia told the Capital-Star. 'We’re waiting for the starting pistol.'

COMMENTARY

Pennsylvania’s Congressional redistricting process has failed again | Opinion

BY: - February 16, 2022

But there’s hope for reform if our state Supreme Court is willing to try something new.

Latino advocate promises lawsuit against new Pa. legislative maps

BY: - February 10, 2022

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.

Pa. Supreme Court suspends candidate petitions pending redistricting suits

BY: and - February 9, 2022

The high court made the decision in an order issued on Wednesday afternoon.

Pa. judge suggests Supreme Court adopt GOP lawmakers’ congressional map

BY: - February 7, 2022

The map is 'functionally tantamount to the voice and will of the People,' Commonwealth Court Patricia McCullough wrote.