Legislators face short turnaround to meet redistricting timeline

Legislators face short turnaround to meet redistricting timeline

Given the lost day to winter weather on Wednesday, when lawmakers return to session from their respective twelve-hour calls, they will face a short turnaround time to get a new congressional map to Gov. Tom Wolf in order to meet the Friday deadline laid out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

 

If lawmakers fail to meet the deadline on Friday, the Court would then step in and—with the help of a specially-appointed Master—select a map they feel meets state constitutional muster.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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SCOTUS stay denial puts redistricting future on uncertain road

SCOTUS stay denial puts redistricting future on uncertain road

In the largest in a series of blows to legislative Republican leaders seeking to halt the need to draw a new congressional map prior to a Friday deadline set out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Monday denied the legislators’ request for a stay in the state supreme court order.

 

While the denial by Justice Alito gives the legislative leaders an ability to appeal to the entire US Supreme Court for a stay, that does contrast with the now five-day deadline the legislature faces to get a new constitutional map to Gov. Tom Wolf before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would step in to draw one.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Attorney disciplinary board adopts new rule allowing PA lawyers to advise clients on medical marijuana industry

Attorney disciplinary board adopts new rule allowing PA lawyers to advise clients on medical marijuana industry

Noting the ethical dilemma that may arise for Pennsylvania attorneys engaged in consultation with individuals or businesses looking to understand the implications of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a new rule making it permissible for attorneys to consult with clients about “conduct expressly permitted under Pennsylvania law.”

Wednesday, November 2, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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