WASHINGTON, DC (AP) – In a victory for Democrats, the U.S. Supreme Court has turned away efforts from Republicans in PA to block state court-ordered congressional redistricting plans. In separate orders late Monday, the justices are allowing maps selected by the state Supreme Court to be in effect for the 2022 elections. While the court did not stop the court-ordered plans from being used in this year’s elections, four conservative justices indicated they want it to confront an issue that could dramatically limit the power of state courts over federal elections in the future. The Republicans argued that state courts lack the authority to second-guess legislatures’ decisions about the conduct of elections for Congress and the presidency.