October 31, 2022 - US Supreme Court denies petition for review of Commission plan
Monday, October 31, 2022
On October 31, 2022, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari that had been filed in the case of Benninghoff v. 2021 Legislative Reapportionment Commission. Mark A. Nordenberg, the Chair of the Commission, responded to that action by the Court by issuing the following statement:
"The entire Legislative Reapportionment Commission team is gratified by the decision of the United States Supreme Court denying the petition asking that the Commission's plan be subjected to yet another stage of review. We view this decision as a further validation of our committed efforts to ensure that the plan we adopted fully complied with the requirements of both state and federal law. This action of our nation's highest Court also can be seen as a validation of both the 4 to 1 bipartisan vote within the Commission itself to adopt the plan and the unanimous decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholding it."