Redistricting

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, people line up outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington to hear arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case. Decisions in the Maryland case and the earlier one from Wisconsin are expected by late June.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 26, 2018 - 6:37 am
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit alleging partisan gerrymandering in the drawing of a Maryland congressional district. Eight years after the 2010 Census provided the basis for legislative redistricting, several other cases alleging unconstitutional...
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March 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A panel of federal judges is throwing out a legal challenge by Republican congressmen to a district map developed last month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The judges said Monday they have no authority to act in the matter except to throw out the case. The decision comes...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 15, 2018 - 1:09 am
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania where Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump. With the last batch of absentee...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A razor's edge separated Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 14, 2018 - 8:18 pm
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the special congressional election in Pennsylvania (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The White House is warning against reading too much into the razor-thin outcome of a congressional race in a Pennsylvania district President Donald Trump carried by double digits...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 14, 2018 - 8:15 pm
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania where Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead Wednesday in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump. With the last batch of...
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March 09, 2018 - 9:32 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A request by Pennsylvania Republican congressmen to prevent the use of new district lines and an effort to dismiss their lawsuit are the topics of a hearing before a panel of federal judges. The hearing Friday in Harrisburg involves a claim by eight sitting members of the U.S...
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February 28, 2018 - 1:17 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is giving the Democratic voters who successfully challenged Pennsylvania's congressional map a few days to weigh in on whether the new districts should be put on hold. Alito called Wednesday for a response to the request for a stay made by...
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February 26, 2018 - 1:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor and elections officials want the state's highest court to stand by its ruling establishing new congressional districts. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and two Department of State officials responded Monday to a request by Republican legislative leaders to...
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February 24, 2018 - 11:18 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw boundaries of the state's congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot to stop President Donald Trump. The ruling has...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new congressional map in Pennsylvania on Friday survived a request from eight of the state's Republican congressmen that federal judges throw it out immediately, but the case remained far from settled days before candidates will start collecting signatures to get on the...
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