Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by Covert Rain, Jan 9, 2018.
The ruling would still be binding. Sounds like a dick revenge move to me.
Republicans have no moral justification they can stand of for this. This is a pure attempt at grabbing power, nothing else. They are threatening our very government with these types of actions. Clearly they are more loyal to their party than their country. They are the true traitors.
The guy behind this? Rep Cris Dush.
Because of course it is.
yup. Anti-American Traitors. That applies for most of the GOP
There has always been a spectrum in politics with honesty on the left and big fat liar on the right.
I don’t know if things have actually shifted to the right or we are all just much more aware of all the lies than we used to be.
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Democrats want to stuff the ballot box. Republicans just want to do away with them altogether.
Good writeup on the PA SCT's gerrymandering opinion:
And this nationwide status update:
The PaSCT, having received no approved compromise district map, issued its own today.
They need to draw every map - compact, splitting counties as little as possible.
Update. Panel of federal judges on Monday dismissed a legal challenge by GOP who opposed the redrawn district map (by PA Supreme Court). The same map that previously heavily favored Republicans via Gerrymandering before PA Supreme court stepped in.
Wow, this is disgusting. Impeaching Democrats on the PA SC that were elected by the people. The GOP is completely drunk on power.
Pennsylvania GOP moves to oust judges over gerrymandering decision
A Pennsylvania state representative has introduced resolutions to impeach four of the five state Supreme Court justices who voted to override congressional district maps they said were unfairly gerrymandered on partisan lines. The resolutions, introduced by state Rep. Cris Dush (R), accuse Justices Kevin Dougherty, Christine Donohue, Debra McClosky Todd and David Wecht of misbehavior in office. A fifth resolution to impeach Supreme Court Justice Max Baer is pending introduction.
In a memo to fellow House members, Dush said the ruling overriding Pennsylvania’s U.S. House district lines amounted to an overstep of judicial authority under the state Constitution, which lays out the path by which a bill becomes a law — in this case, a bill to delineate the district lines after the decennial Census and reapportionment process.
“The five Justices who signed this order that blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution engaged in misbehavior in office,” Dush wrote to fellow members.
Republicans control both chambers of the state legislature, and therefore the impeachment process. Dush said Republican leaders in the state legislature were especially keen to target Wecht, who won election to his ten-year term in 2015 while promising to examine the legality of district maps. “Leadership is definitely interested in going after Wecht because he ran on this as a campaign issue and failed to recuse himself from the order, the opinion or the drawing of the map. So he was fulfilling a campaign promise, that’s for sure,” Dush said.
While the legislature is run by Republicans, Democrats hold a five-to-two majority on the state Supreme Court.
Pennsylvania lawmakers have only impeached one member of the state Supreme Court in the history of the Commonwealth. That vote came in 1994, when state Supreme Court Chief Justice was removed from office after being convicted on two counts of conspiracy.
The state House has the sole power to impeach justices, and Republicans control 120 of 203 state House seats. Actually removing justices would require a two-thirds vote in the state Senate. Republicans control 34 of the 50 state Senate seats — enough to remove any justice on party-line votes.
Disgusting. Any Republican that votes for this is a fascist and violated their oath of office
There’s no such thing as rule of law as far as the GOP is concerned.
I hope there is a legal way to block this. If not, after the special elections wouldn't Democrats gain enough seats and power to just place their own kind of judges back in those seats?
Wow...this is messed up on so many levels.
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