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Mar 26, 2018

Voting Rights Sum-Up: PA GOPers Wage War on State Supreme Court

The congressional map wars in Pennsylvania continue. State Republicans are now attempting to oust the state Supreme Court judges that knocked down their map. This comes after a last-ditch effort to appeal the court decision that threw out the old map fell short. Last Monday, a panel of three federal judges rejected a GOP request to reinstate their old map; on the same day, the U.S. Supreme Court also announced it would not get involved. A day later, state Rep. Cris Dush (R) introduced resolutions impeaching four of the five judges who voted against the GOP map. Dush told The Hill that he had originally drafted the resolutions after the state Supreme Court’s decision against the congressional map in January, but was awaiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to make its move in the case before he introduced them. Similarly, in Wisconsin, it looks like state lawmakers will be rushed back to the Capitol to pass legislation that overrules a judge’s…

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