Pa. high court upholds redrawn legislative map
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is upholding a revised plan to redraw the boundaries of Pennsylvania's legislative districts, ruling that a panel's new plan is constitutional.
The court's unanimous ruling Wednesday came after it initially rejected a map drawn by a five-member commission of top lawmakers and a former judge.
The map will take effect for Pennsylvania's 203 House districts and 50 Senate districts in next year's election.
The court rejected the Legislative Reapportionment Commission's original plan in January 2012, agreeing with citizen challengers that political considerations had unduly split municipalities and produced strangely shaped districts.
Copyright 2013 WFMZ. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.