Federal Court Seals Fate in Redistricting Case

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With less than eight weeks until the May 15 primary election, Pennsylvania’s redistricting fiasco is finally over. The challenge, originated by the League of Women Voters, focused on Pennsylvania’s 18 Congressional districts that had been drawn by a bipartisan commission in 2012.  The …

Supreme Court Shakes Up 2018 Elections

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Pennsylvania is in the national spotlight just weeks after an initial ruling by the Commonwealth’s highest court that invalidated the district maps for eighteen Congressional districts.  It’s the first time that a gerrymandering suit has been validated by a court and has thrown …

Gov. Wolf Rejects Congressional Redistricting Map – State Supreme Court to Draw Final Lines

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Christina Fulponi, Government Affairs Coordinator Rushing to meet the court ordered February 9, 2018, deadline, top Republican leaders House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Joe Scarnati submitted a new map for Pennsylvania’s 18 Congressional districts on Friday evening. The redistricting case began on January 22, 2018, when the …