SCOTUS denies GOP lawmakers’ attempt to delay drawing new congressional map

February 5, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request from top Republican lawmakers to step in and delay a a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order overturning the congressional district map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

Jonathan Lai and Liz Navratil, STAFF WRITERS

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied an attempt by top Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to delay drawing a new congressional map after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found it unconstitutional.

Days after the state high court threw out the state’s congressional district map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, drawn to favor Republicans and discriminate against Democrats, State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson) and State House Speaker Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

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