This was a big ruling today. Pennsylvania’s State Supreme Court declared the state’s congressional district map is a partisan gerrymander that “clearly, plainly and palpably” violates the state’s Constitution. The court banned the current map of the state’s 18 House districts from being used in this year’s primary and general elections and ordered that a new map be submitted to the court by February 15.
The State Supreme Court’s order on Monday joins a string of court decisions striking down political maps for unduly favoring one party. The court ordered that a new map be submitted to it by Feb. 15.