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On Monday, the US Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by Republican legislators in Pennsylvania which attempted “to reinstate a congressional district map struck down by that state’s top court as unlawfully biased in favor of Republicans….” See: “US Supreme Court Turns Away Pennsylvania Electoral Map Dispute“, October 29, 2018 10:33 AM Reuters https://www.voanews.com/a/us-supreme-court-turns-away-pennsylvania-electoral-map-dispute/4633493.html

Rather, the US Supreme Court refused to review the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision which ruled against the gerry-mandered map which reportedly led to Republicans winning thirteen of Pennsylvania’s eighteen Congressional seats for three general elections in a row. Since the Republican controlled state legislature and the Democratic governor were unwilling to agree on new district lines, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was forced to draw up a new revised map. The Pennsylvania case is Turzai v. Brandt, 17-1700. See: “U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Pennsylvania Republicans on Voting Map” By Greg Stohr October 29, 2018, 9:33 AM EDT https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-29/pennsylvania-republicans-rejected-by-supreme-court-on-voting-map

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Certiorari,[a] often abbreviated cert. in the United States, is a process for seeking judicial review and a writ issued by a court that agrees to review. A certiorari is issued by a superior court, directing an inferior court, tribunal, or other public authority to send the record of a proceeding for review.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certiorari

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