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SCOTUS Refuses to Delay Penn. Gerrymandering Case

by Richard Winger, published

On November 3, Justice Samuel Alito refused a request by Pennsylvania state officials to delay a trial in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That case, filed in Commonwealth Court, seeks a ruling that Pennsylvania’s U.S. House district boundaries are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

The state government wanted to suspend the trial that is set for December. The state government said in case the U.S. Supreme Court later rules in the Wisconsin case that partisan gerrymandering is constitutional, the trial would be a waste of time.

See this story. Because Justice Alito refused to stop the Pennsylvania trial, it will proceed next month.

Editor's Note: This update originally published in Ballot Access News, and has been republished with permission from the author.

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