Federal court rejects election clause claim in Pennsylvania gerrymandering case

A three judge panel for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania [official website] on Wednesday rejected 2-1 [opinion, PDF] a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania’s electoral map. Although there was no unified majority opinion in Agre v. Wolf [JURIST archive], two judges found that Plaintiffs failed to bring a cognizable claim under the federal Constitution’s Election Clause [Art. I ยง 4 text]. Chief Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith held that partisan gerrymandering claims could not be brought…

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