At a hearing Friday, federal judges questioned whether they should step in to block the Pennsylvania congressional map, whether doing so would create more chaos, and whether they should wait for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Two Republican attempts to block the new Pennsylvania map of congressional districts face key moments next week, as opponents file responses to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Monday and a panel of federal judges hears oral arguments on another challenge in federal district court in Harrisburg.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released its congressional district map Monday to be used for the 2018 elections, the latest in an ongoing gerrymandering case. Republicans have vowed to resist the court's order.
Jonathan Lai covers issues related to rights and explores our changing understanding of them. Topics include freedom of expression, gerrymandering, and digital privacy and security. He has been with the Inquirer and Daily News since 2012 and covered higher education in New Jersey until 2017.