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In what could mean a deadly blow to Pennsylvania Republicans, the Supreme Court denied their emergency appeal on Monday to stop the implementation of a new congressional map in Pennsylvania.

The new congressional district map in Pennsylvania is expected to all but guarantee more Democratic wins in the 2018 elections.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled the old map was an “unconstitutional gerrymander” and ordered that it be redrawn.

The Hill reported: The new map, drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, is advantageous to Democrats and appears to give the party a better chance to win in a handful of congressional seats. 

Republicans have been challenging the map in court, arguing that the state Supreme Court erred by not giving the state legislature ample time to agree on a replacement map. But the brief order issued Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said that Justice Samuel Alito had presented the GOP’s emergency request to the court, which denied it.

The decision comes hours after a federal district court also ruled against Pennsylvania Republicans in a related challenge to the map.

The one-two punch by the two courts effectively slams the door on the GOP’s legal avenues. The U.S. Supreme Court’s denial can’t be appealed. And while plaintiffs could theoretically challenge the district court’s ruling, the same Supreme Court that just denied the emergency appeal with no public dissents has the final say.

Democrats celebrated the victory, including attorney Neal Katyal, the former solicitor general for the Obama administration who has also headed up the challenge to President Trump’s travel bans. Katyal tweeted, “We have just won the Pennsylvania redistricting case. The 3 judge Federal Court has now dismissed the Republicans’ challenge, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against them. Congrats to @ColleenSinzdak and everyone associated w the case.”

Another attorney celebrating the victory was Mar Elias, who was the general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Elias is also a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie – the same firmed who was paid by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC to hired Fusion GPS to produce the salacious Trump dossier.

Elias tweeted, “BREAKING: A unanimous federal court has rejected GOP effort to invalidate new congressional redistricting map. Court holds that plaintiffs do not have standing. Huge victory for voters of Pennsylvania.”

Pennsylvania Republicans accepted defeat in the case, issuing a statement saying, “We continue to believe that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its authority in an unprecedented fashion when it legislated from the bench…” but added, “Nonetheless, we respect the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court and are prepared to move on to other issues of important to the people of Pennsylvania.”

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