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Wed Mar 21, 2018, 06:50 AM

GOP lawmakers seek to impeach judges over congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Twelve Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania have signed on to resolutions introduced Tuesday that seek to impeach four Democratic justices on the state Supreme Court over rulings in a congressional redistricting case.

The four nearly identical resolutions argue the justices acted improperly through rulings that gave lawmakers about three weeks to enact a new district map and then produced a court-drawn map.

The court ruled a 2011 GOP-crafted map, among the most gerrymandered in the nation, violated the state constitution's guarantee of free and equal elections. The replacement it came up with is widely expected to help Democrats as they seek to flip U.S. House seats now held by Republicans.

"If we allow this to stand without taking action, the future courts are going to decide that the court has the ultimate ability to write law and they can turn around and cite this as precedent where we've allowed it to occur with no repercussions on the court," said the prime sponsor, Jefferson County Republican Rep. Cris Dush .

The co-sponsors are among the House's more conservative Republicans, and so far no members of the GOP leadership have signed on.


Link: http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/03/gop_lawmakers_seek_to_impeach.html

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Wed Mar 21, 2018, 08:28 AM

1. Fools

These legislators need to study their civics a bit.

Typical GOP move, however. Use the system to waste time and money on actions that will never succeed.

By the way, did they notice that even the Supreme Court found their case to be ridiculous?

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Wed Mar 21, 2018, 08:53 AM

2. I think the blue wave in PA just got bluer

In the past 200+ years the only time judges were impeached was because of corruption, not decisions made on the bench. I can smell the desperation from here.

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