Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission


Pa. Supreme Court Makes Historic Ruling for Law Center & Clients

On January 25th, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a historic ruling in favor of the Law Center and its clients in our appeal of the PLRC’s redistricting plan, agreeing that the plan violated the State Constitution.

This is the first time the Court has ever rejected the LRC’s plan.

The historic ruling is a testament to the powerful case brought by the petitioners – especially Ms. Holt, who designed the alternative plan on which the appeal was based – and to the effective representation provided by Law Center attorney Michael Churchill and co-counsel David Newmann and Virginia Gibson from the law firm Hogan Lovells US LLP.

Because of the tight schedule for developing a new plan before primary elections in April, the Court released its decision without accompanying opinions documenting its reasoning. The Court’s opinions are expected soon.

Read the order.