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Thursday, February 01, 2018

The top Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate told the state's Supreme Court on Wednesday that he is refusing to follow a court order asking lawmakers to turn over data to help correct a gerrymandered congressional map. The letter from Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati was the latest move Republicans have made to slow down the process of redrawing the congressional map, which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled was in violation of the state constitution earlier this month. The court is giving lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf (D) until Feb. 15 to come up with a new map. If they can't agree on one by then, the court has appointed a special master to get one in place so that the state's scheduled election primaries can run smoothly. To help the special master draw a map, the court asked lawmakers to provide data on Pennsylvania municipalities and precincts by noon on Wednesday.

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But Scarnati said he would refuse to comply. He said the court was not giving lawmakers a realistic time frame or guidance to redraw the map and was trying to "usurp" the right the U.S. Constitution gave them to draw congressional lines.

"In light of the unconstitutionality of the Court's Orders and the Court's plain intent to usurp the General Assembly's constitutionally delegated role of drafting Pennsylvania's congressional district plan, Senator Scarnati will not be turning over any data identified in the Court's Orders," Brian Paszamant, Scarnati's attorney, wrote in a letter to the court.

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People are choosing sides. This man has decided he's more comfortable being a maggot. Here's hoping there's a jail cell waiting for him soon.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-01 08:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Just ignore the laws you don't like.
It's the GOP Way.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-01 01:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Lock Him Up!

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-02-01 03:09 PM | Reply

Next thing you it will come out he was banned from a local mall food court.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-01 03:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LOCK HIM UP!

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-02-01 05:49 PM | Reply

Whine and cheese.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-02-01 05:51 PM | Reply

Obviously Hillary's fault.

Lock HER up!

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-01 05:55 PM | Reply

Maybe a few nights in anus-dilating Federal Prison'll change his mind.

#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-02-01 06:15 PM | Reply

Just ignore the laws you don't like.
#2 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-02-0

California.

#9 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2018-02-01 06:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Emoluments Clause.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-01 06:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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#9 | POSTED BY SUNUVAVITCH

Crafty name!

I had a buddy in elementary school we'd call Son of a Mitch; I'm sure you can figure out why.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-01 06:52 PM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY SUNUVAVITCH

You're going to need to provide an explanation for that. What law?

#12 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-01 07:04 PM | Reply

The other parties to the suit will show up with their maps on the appointed day and time. So will this boob, choosing "compromise" rather ther than a shit sandwich in the form of district maps that cause the loss of GOP seats...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2018-02-01 08:23 PM | Reply

California, Illinois, et al. ignore laws they do not like. Why not Pennsylvania.

#14 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-02-01 09:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14

Why not Trump? Wait a minute, he already does.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-01 09:30 PM | Reply

Just ignore the laws you don't like.
It's the GOP Way.

#2 | Posted by snoofy

You mean like Democrats ignore immigration laws? You do understand the whole concept of "sanctuary cities" is a violation of a law, right?

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2018-02-02 07:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You mean like Democrats ignore immigration laws? You do understand the whole concept of "sanctuary cities" is a violation of a law,"

What law? Sanctuary cities is just the recognition by cities that immigration is a federal issue and federal law enforcement enforces it. Cities, who are not reimbursed for any costs for enforcement or incarceration of immigrants are just saying they aren't going to do the jobs of the feds. Those so loud about sanctuary cities have been surprisingly silent about "sanctuary employers" who make lots of money by exploiting illegal aliens. When and if we start enforcing all the laws about hiring illegal aliens, as we did before Reagan, then and only then will we stem the illegal immigration problem.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-02 08:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You mean like Democrats ignore immigration laws? You do understand the whole concept of "sanctuary cities" is a violation of a law, right?

#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ

It's not. And it's fairly obvious you haven't a clue what a sanctuary city is.

But do, go ahead and explain how they are violating the law by refusing to do unpaid work for the Feds.

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-02-02 10:30 AM | Reply

California, Illinois, et al. ignore laws they do not like. Why not Pennsylvania.
#14 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Prove it. Or shut up.

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-02-02 10:30 AM | Reply

Cuff em.

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-02 02:14 PM | Reply

Hey Boazo, you should run on over to the Memo thread and join the rest of your gang or Traitors to America.

#21 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2018-02-02 02:20 PM | Reply

"You do understand the whole concept of "sanctuary cities" is a violation of a law, right?"

Boaz, it turns out I don't understand that, largely owing to it not being true.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-02 02:31 PM | Reply

You mean like Democrats ignore immigration laws? You do understand the whole concept of "sanctuary cities" is a violation of a law, right?

#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Don't you ever tire of Faux News lying to you?

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-02 11:02 PM | Reply

California, Illinois, et al. ignore laws they do not like. Why not Pennsylvania.
#14 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Maybe because they're ignoring a court ruling?

It says it in the title you dumb ----...

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-02 11:03 PM | Reply

#16

Just as much as legal weed. So what yuh gonna do?

#25 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-02 11:17 PM | Reply

Still no answer from the lot of em.

#26 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-03 12:38 AM | Reply

You mean like Democrats ignore immigration laws? You do understand the whole concept of "sanctuary cities" is a violation of a law, right?

#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-02-02 07:56 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Yeah because no republicans ever ignored immigration laws...

#27 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-02-03 03:55 PM | Reply

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