Pa. Sen. Fights Fees In Gerrymandering Case At 3rd Circ.

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (November 7, 2018, 8:25 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania's top state senator has urged the Third Circuit to vacate a lower court's finding that he is personally responsible for legal fees stemming from a failed attempt to remove a landmark gerrymandering case to federal court, arguing Thursday he had been acting in his professional, not personal, capacity.

During an oral argument in Philadelphia, an attorney for Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati told a three-judge panel that the lawsuit alleging the state's congressional districts were biased toward Republicans targeted him and other lawmakers and officials for their public roles. The suit was brought by the League of Women Voters...

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