Republicans to seek SCOTUS emergency stay of PA court-drawn congressional map

Republicans to seek SCOTUS emergency stay of PA court-drawn congressional map

State legislative Republican leaders said Wednesday that they will be seeking an emergency stay order from the US Supreme Court to halt implementation of the new congressional map issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues remedial congressional map

Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues remedial congressional map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Monday issued a remedial congressional map in accordance with the deadline set out in their January 22, 2018, order finding the 2011 congressional map unconstitutional.

 

The map, developed using the evidentiary record developed at the Commonwealth Court level and the maps submitted by parties to the League of Women Voters case; intervenors; and amici, was endorsed by four of the seven state supreme court judges and made with the assistance of special master Nathan Persily, a Stanford Law School professor used by other states in the drawing of legislative maps.

Monday, February 19, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Sen. Corman: “The governor has chosen chaos”

Sen. Corman: “The governor has chosen chaos”

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said Thursday afternoon that Gov. Tom Wolf declined a GOP offer to work along bipartisan lines to seek an extension from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court while the two sides work together to draw an agreed-to map, though while keeping the 2011 congressional map in place for the upcoming 2018 mid-term election.

Thursday, February 15, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf: “I think elementary school students have the sophistication to draw a fair map”

Gov. Wolf: “I think elementary school students have the sophistication to draw a fair map”

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday said he was still considering whether or not to submit a congressional map he considers fair to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as he and the other parties to the original League of Women Voters v. Commonwealth case face a February 15 deadline to submit their preferred maps to the court as they consider what map to approve to meet their satisfaction of constitutional favorability.

 

“I haven’t decided [on whether to submit a map]. As party to the litigation, I have standing to submit a map and, if I do, I’ll submit it by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow,” he said.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday morning issued his response to the map sent to him by Republican leaders in the state General Assembly last week, telling the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that he will not accept the map since, based on his and his expert’s review, the map is another “partisan gerrymander that does not comply with the court’s order or the Pennsylvania Constitution.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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