scotus to penn gop- take a hike

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    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request from Republican legislative leaders in Pennsylvania to block the implementation of a redrawn congressional map that creates more parity between the political parties in the state.

    The practical impact is the 2018 elections are likely to be held under a map much more favorable to Democrats, who scored an apparent victory last week in a special election in a strongly Republican state district. The 2011 map that has been used this decade has resulted in Republicans consistently winning 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats.

    Supreme Court refuses to stop new congressional maps in Pennsylvania

    states' rights triumph.

    i'm sure all real conservatives will applaud this decision.
     
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    So residents of Pennsylvania will have an opportunity to actually have their votes count and participate in the political process – it’s no wonder Republicans oppose it.
     
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    The battle over Gerrymandered districts in each state is a very old series of bettles. The Penn Dems have their win for now, but in three more years we will have a new decentennial and district lines will be gerrymandered all over again by whoever controls the STATE level congress.

    If the opposition does not like the results, they have to fight it out in court for years to get anything changed, and apparently the GOP managed to run this one out for 8 years or so..
     
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