HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Last week, arguments were heard in federal court. On Monday, a state courtroom was the setting for a second trial over alleged gerrymandering of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts.

Pretrial motions were heard Monday morning by a Commonwealth Court judge. Much of the discussion centered over whether documents involved in last week’s federal court gerrymandering trial in Philadelphia could be used in the state court case.

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In both cases, the plaintiffs argue that the boundaries for Pennsylvania’s congressional districts were drawn with political advantage in mind, and a lawyer told the Commonwealth Court judge on Monday that Republicans were in full control of the process.

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Last month, the state Supreme Court fast-tracked the state lawsuit.

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The Commonwealth Court judge advised the parties Monday that he is essentially functioning as a hearing officer, creating a record for a case that will be decided by the state high court