The requirement to redraw Pennsylvania's congressional map offers a unique opportunity to gauge the temperature for redistricting reform. By February 9, citizens will witness the degree to which the State Legislature will embrace neutral redistricting principles outlined in the Constitution.
Most people would think a difference of 19 persons or even 125 persons is insignificant in a district of over 700,000 persons. But the...
6 years ago today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared the State Senate and House districts were unconstitutional based on the evidence presented in my case. Just 2 days ago, this same court declared another legislative map unconstitutional -- the map configuring congressional districts.
Many people look at the maps of legislative districts and shake their heads in disbelief. The boundaries of numerous congressional, state senate, and state representative...
Common Cause will honor redistricting work at its 40th Anniversary Awards Dinner.
Mounting voter frustration has led to the exploration of some radically new redistricting methods.
Our final look at the Holt II decision brings us to a second puzzlement in the majority opinion.
While celebrating the small victories contained within in the Holt II decision, there are still two points of puzzlement. Today we will look at the first of these.
The redrawing of Pennsylvania's legislative districts is at an end. But the effects of the new districts and impact of the court's decision continues. On the surface, the decision in Holt II may seem like a total loss until we pause to take a closer look.
Remembering back to when an ordinary day took an extraordinary turn.