Category: Redistricting Watch

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Allows PA Congressional Map to Stand

In what is seen as a victory for Democrats, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block orders by courts in Pennsylvania and North Carolina that threw out the congressional maps enacted by the states’ Republican legislatures and replaced them with maps drawn by the trial courts.

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Ups and Downs: Redistricting Edition

The maps are in. The districts are outlined. Who won? Who lost? We took a look around the Commonwealth, talking with experts in an attempt to establish which candidates benefitted from the PA Supreme Court’s choice and who didn’t.

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Supreme Court Selects PA Congressional Map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has made a decision on a new congressional map for the Keystone State for the remainder of the decade. In a 4-3 decision, the high court selected the so-called Carter map, drawn by a Stanford professor and proposed by Democratic plaintiffs.

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Supreme Court Suspends Election Calendar

Earlier this morning, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order temporarily suspending the General Primary Election calendar relative to elections for seats in the General Assembly pending further order of the Court.

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Challenges Await New Candidates as Petition Period Shortens

Getting on the primary ballot has never been more difficult for aspiring candidates to statewide office. A Wolf administration proposal to shorten the petition period from 19 to 12 days raises the bar for political campaigns to obtain the necessary signatures to qualify for the May 17 ballot.

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