The court ruled this year that the congressional map drawn by Republican legislators in 2011 was a partisan gerrymander that "clearly, plainly, and palpably" violated the state constitution, and the justices ordered the state's legislature and governor to draw a new map. One of the justices actually campaigned on invalidating the Pennsylvania congressional map before being elected to the bench.
Obviously there are some turns and pivots - zoom in on the boundary between the 9th and 12th districts around Paxinos, for example - which are inevitable in any version of a map not built around county borders.
Justices described their map in their 48-page decision as "superior" to other proposals filed for their consideration.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Tuesday that he has mixed feelings about the changes in Pennsylvania's congressional districts that means he will no longer represent Schuylkill County.
The court's decision comes after a monthlong standoff. Their appeal is a longshot, but if they succeed, it could help Republicans hold the House of Representatives in 2018.
Whatever the US Supreme Court decides will be closely watched by the whole country, as the court's new map gives Democrats a shot at as many as four new seats in Congress-a change with the potential to tip the balance of power in Washington.
A compromise map never happened. Maps had been drawn and submitted, but none passed muster with Gov. Tom Wolf, who then submitted his own for consideration. Democrats have about 800,000 more registered voters and a recent winning record in statewide elections, although Republicans hold wide majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. "The Court's maps embrace the neutral criteria of compactness, contiguity, communities of interest and minimal county and municipal splits, which is good for Pennsylvania".
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The men who cleaned, in the meantime, did not experience greater decline in the exhale tests than those who did not clean. In fact, the decline in lung function capacity among cleaners was found to be comparable to smoking nearly 20 pack-years.
The various parties to the case approached the redistricting process differently.
Judicial impeachment in Pennsylvania requires the support of a majority of House members and two-thirds of the Senate. But any decisions are likely to take effect after this year's elections.
Those were results that the challengers to the 2011 plan had partly relied on in claiming it was an invalid "partisan gerrymander" in violation of the state constitution's guarantee of "free and equal" elections. He has previously assisted judges in New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Georgia and Maryland in redistricting cases. Several analyses showed the court's map will make elections more competitive and give Democrats a better chance of winning seats in districts now held by the Republicans.
The Butler County Republican put quotation marks around the word "students" and called them hypocrites who were too young to talk to lawmakers about civilian gun control.
At least seven people were killed on Zarghoon Road last month when a suicide bomber rammed into a parked police truck. As a result, one of the vehicles in the convoy turned turtle after the attack , killing five personnel.
So, it's not surprising that when it appeared to begin backtracking on its latest update to individual users, folks got excited. No timeframe for that fix has been provided at this time, so it's hard to say how long some users will be locked out.
One of Area 120's latest projects is called " Reply ", and its goal is to bring Smart Replies to a heap of other messaging apps. The project is still in very early stages of development, and not much is known about it, other than the fact that it exists.
Also, the apps that use a microphone to keep track of the television shows that the user is watching would now face challenges. You'll want to download that file onto your Android device, but before you can install it, you need to enable side-loading.
Sony's ride-hailing service will be based on its artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the company said in a press release . While Khosrowshahi didn't announce any specific deals, he made clear that Uber would make a renewed push to expand in Japan.
The Buffalo Bills are calling around trying to trade into the top 10 of the NFL Draft order to select a franchise quarterback. The Jets will stay put at No. 6 and once again, get lucky as to who is still on their draft board when they're on the clock.
Vandals drew misshapen swastikas and wrote slurs in English, including "Polish shit", on the embassy's gates, police said. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, speaks during the 54th Munich Security Conference (MSC), in Munich, Germany.
At the par-5 11th, a hole he took a seven on the day before, Woods three-putted to spoil a back-to-back birdie situation. Chez Reavie was in the group at 68 and he was the only player from the morning to play bogey-free.
The attack recalls Boko Haram's audacious kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in April 2014. The attack comes as Nigeria's military continues its raid on what's left of the militants hideouts in the Northeast.
That said, these officials said that if the North Koreans had approached Pence with pleasantries, he would have responded in kind. The two Koreas will march together in the opening ceremony and even field their first-ever joint Olympic team, in women's hockey.
Danica Patrick retires — NASCAR Cup Series
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Employees association demands action against AAP MLAs
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Latvia's government bond hit by banking turmoil
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2nd Federal Court Blocks Trump From Rescinding DACA
The two court rulings allow for DACA to temporarily remain in force, allowing programme recipients to submit renewal applications. The number of undocumented immigrants who entered the US before their 18th birthday, the group known as DREAMers.