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Supreme Court won't block Pa. ruling that state redraw congressional boundaries immediately, in decision that could help Democrats

Feb 05, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

The Supreme Court denied a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to delay redrawing congressional lines, meaning the 2018 elections in the state probably will be held in districts far more favorable to Democrats.

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who hears emergency requests from the state, turned down the petition without obvious objection from his colleagues.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last month that the state's Republican legislative leaders had violated the state constituti...