Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) issued the following statement on decisions today by federal judges to throw out a legal challenge to a Congressional district map developed last month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“We are upset by the decisions today of the three judge panel in Middle District Court and the US Supreme Court regarding redistricting. It is disappointing that the US Supreme Court did not intervene.
“This Middle District Court case was dismissed on the legal issue of standing, not on the facts of the case.
“We still believe these issues in this case are vital constitutional questions that deserve to be heard, including the PA Supreme Court taking on the role of creating legislation. The state court’s decision to draw maps takes us down a path for the creation of another legislative body in Pennsylvania.”