Shoved Aside Again, DACA Activists Keep Fighting

For young undocumented immigrants, the impact of the deal that ended the blink-and-you-missed-it government shutdown is enormous. The compromise that Congress reached early Friday morning will keep the government funded for two years and provide money for community health centers, health care for children from low-income families, disaster relief, and more. But Congress didn’t even…

Pennsylvania Just Gave Every State Court a Blueprint to Strike Down Partisa…

On Wednesday night, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally released its majority opinion explaining why Republicans’ gerrymander of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts violates the state constitution. (On Jan. 22, the court had issued a brief order directing the Legislature to redraw the illegal districts without fully explaining its reasoning.) Justice Debra McCloskey Todd’s 139-page opinion for the…

Analysis | Pennsylvania Republicans have drawn a new congressional map that…

Last month the Pennsylvania Supreme Court instructed the state’s Republican-led legislature to draw a new congressional map after finding the existing one was an illegal partisan gerrymander that violated voters’ right to participate in “free and equal elections.” On Friday, Republican leaders in the legislature submitted their new map for the governor’s approval. As directed…