The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s congressional map is unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
The court ordered that the state must draw a new congressional map ahead this fall’s midterm elections in a major victory for Democrats who have argued the unconstitutional maps unfairly benefit Republicans.
The ruling applies to state maps drawn by Republicans in 2011.
Here is the order from the PA Supreme Court. It says an opinion will follow in the future. pic.twitter.com/6lR7LDUtcp
— Daniel Jacobson (@Dan_F_Jacobson) January 22, 2018
The court has ordered the state’s general assembly to submit a new map to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for consideration by Feb. 9, who will then have until Feb. 15 to submit a plan to the court.