Impeachments Threaten Pa. Justices' Autonomy, Attys Say
By Matt Fair (March 22, 2018, 8:30 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to unilaterally redraw state congressional districts has received intense blowback, including recent resolutions to impeach four justices who sided with the majority, but attorneys say the effort ignores the court's clear power to address constitutional violations and threatens to undermine judicial independence.
Impeachment resolutions introduced on Tuesday accuse four high court justices — Christine Donohue, Kevin Dougherty, Debra Todd and David Wecht — of usurping legislative authority when the court hired a consultant to create a new congressional map after declaring the old map an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
Dennis Whitaker, an appellate attorney with the Harrisburg-based...
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