Scarnati Issues Statement on Federal Court Redistricting Ruling

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement regarding today’s Federal Court ruling: 

“Today’s decision by the Federal Court panel is another affirmation by the Judiciary that the 2011 Pennsylvania Congressional districts map is constitutional.

“For the past several months, plaintiffs have made dozens of strained legal arguments against the map and the majority decision once again invalidated the plaintiffs’ position.

“It remains my belief that these cases should have been stayed, pending the Wisconsin case decision by the US Supreme Court.  However, the 2011 Pennsylvania Congressional districts map has been determined to be constitutional by both Federal and State judges, which serves to further strengthen my view that the plaintiffs should abandon their costly legal actions and allow the Legislature’s examination of reforms to move forward.”

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