Pennsylvania’s highest court is breaking a partisan deadlock over a new map of congressional districts by selecting boundaries that broadly adhere to the current outlines of the state’s districts.
The Democratic majority state Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision picked a 17-district map that had been proposed by a group of Democratic-aligned voters who sued last year in an effort to get the court involved.
It’s unlikely to create a big shift in the makeup of the congressional delegation, as the state loses a seat because of sluggish population growth.
By one analysis, the map has eight Republican leaning districts, six Democratic-leaning districts and three closely divided districts.
Crispen Havener has the Details