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The Debate over Gerrymandering Is Fundamentally Changing

Redistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore. The recent decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn and redraw a congressional map it deemed an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander by the GOP-controlled legislature illustrates a big and important trend in efforts to provide fair redistricting, just before a new decennial cycle begins. Public …

Court to seek new map in Pennsylvania gerrymandering case

FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thursday is deadline …

With Trump’s Visit to Pennsylvania, G.O.P. Scrambles to Save a House Seat – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Republicans are scrambling to save a heavily conservative House seat in western Pennsylvania, dispatching President Trump to the district on Thursday while preparing a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to stave off another embarrassing special election defeat in a district that was gerrymandered to stay Republican. When Representative Tim Murphy …

Court says gay couple can revoke adoption in order to marry

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania court is giving the OK for a gay couple to dissolve their 2012 adoption so they can get married. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2hUhzA4 ) that a Superior Court panel said state law permits an adult adoption to be dissolved when no one’s opposed. …