Pennsylvania Governor Thomas W. Wolf told the state’s Supreme Court on Tuesday that a new Republican-drawn map of election districts for the 18-member Pennsylvania delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives does not satisfy the mandate of the state court to avoid partisan gerrymandering.
Continuing to work through a series of disputes on “partisan gerrymandering,” the Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to add a third case to its review of that issue in the current term.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a state legislature’s district-defining map for this year’s congressional elections in the state cleared a potential legal hurdle Monday when Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., refused to block that decision.
An appeal to the United States Supreme Court from Pennsylvania lawmakers about a state court gerrymandering decision might create a constitutional dilemma for the nine Justices.
Over two Justices’ dissents, the Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked a lower court order that would have required North Carolina’s legislature to quickly adopt new election maps for the state’s 13 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, to replace maps that strongly favored Republican candidates.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard a dispute in Ohio about who can stay on an official list of registered votes. And from the official transcripts, two critical Justices seemed to be questioning a challenge to the state’s policies.
A federal court ruling on Tuesday adds a new wrinkle to the national debate about the practice of gerrymandering voting districts to ensure desirable outcomes in elections.
On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court ended a Florida vote recount in the presidential election contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The Court’s decision remains debated today.
In a surprise move, the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon expanded its review of challenges to the decades-old practice of drawing election boundaries to benefit the candidates of the party in power, by taking on a claim by seven Maryland voters.
On December 4, 1839, the Whig Party held its first national convention, an important milestone in its rise to political power.