Pennsylvania Court Rejects Gerrymandered Electoral Map
They’re breaking borders. The Keystone State’s Republican-controlled legislature redrew its congressional districts in 2011, creating bizarrely shaped pockets that opponents say were designed to allow conservatives to retain control. Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court agreed: In a 5-2 decision yesterday, judges ordered legislators to redraw the map over the next three weeks. That could aid Democrats in picking up House seats in November. Republicans say they’ll request U.S. Supreme Court intervention to delay the “impossible” task, though legal experts note that federal authorities don’t have jurisdiction over state law.