Court Watchers See Pa. GOP’s Gerrymandering Appeal as a Long Shot

January 30, 2018
The Legal Intelligencer

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Last week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 5-2 in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth that the state’s 2011 congressional map “clearly, plainly and palpably violates the constitution of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” The ruling, which found that the congressional map was the result of partisan gerrymandering, also barred its use in the upcoming 2018 election cycle.


“If the Supreme Court acted in accordance with 50 years of precedent, the chances of their granting any review would be substantially zero,” election law attorney Gregory Harvey of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads said.


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