Pa. Gov. Blasts Suit Challenging Harrisburg's Takeover

Law360, Philadelphia (September 7, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett asked a federal judge Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit by a group of Harrisburg City Council members challenging the state’s takeover of the fiscally troubled city, arguing that the legislators lacked legal standing to bring the complaint.

Members of the City Council sued in June, challenging Act 47, the state law allowing Corbett to declare a state of fiscal emergency and appoint a special receiver to take charge of the city's finances, on grounds that it violated the city’s due process...
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Case Information

Case Title

Williams et al v. Corbett et al

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


John E. Jones, III

Date Filed

June 26, 2012

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