Gerrymandering Decision 'A Resounding Victory for the People of Pennsylvania'
Ruth Greenwood, senior legal counsel, voting rights and redistricting at Campaign Legal Center (CLC), released the following statement in reaction to today’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to strike down the state’s congressional map, because it was deemed to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
“This is a resounding victory for the people of Pennsylvania. The movement for fair maps is gaining momentum nationwide as citizens are demanding an end to the system of partisan gerrymandering that silences the voices of marginalized voters in so many states, and entrenches the power of partisan politicians. In yet another court, we’ve seen that gerrymandering can be effectively measured and ultimately struck down as unconstitutional.”
CLC submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 5, 2018 in support of the challengers, who were the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.