Thursday, January 28

 

 

 

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Saturday night from US Rep. Mike Kelly

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Saturday night from US Rep. Mike Kelly. This is the suit that had temporarily stopped the complete certification of election results in PA.

The court was unanimous in deciding against Kelly while refusing to block certification of election results in Pennsylvania

The number of law suits thrown out by the courts is climbing rapidly even as republicans insist there are problems and irregularities that need to be explained.

The Pennsylvania Supreme court is elected and consists of five Democrats and two Republicans.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the highest court in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System. It also claims to be the oldest appellate court in the United States, a claim that is disputed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania began in 1684 as the Provincial Court, and casual references to it as the “Supreme Court” of Pennsylvania were made official in 1722 upon its reorganization as an entity separate from the control of the royal governor.

Today, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania maintains a discretionary docket, meaning that the Court may choose which cases it accepts, with the exception of mandatory death penalty appeals, and certain appeals from the original jurisdiction of the Commonwealth Court.

This discretion allows the Court to wield powerful influence on the formation and interpretation of Pennsylvania law.

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1 Comment

  • David Warren Haley

    “This discretion allows the Court to wield powerful influence on the formation and interpretation of Pennsylvania law.” Which makes them de facto legislators and is a prima facie violation of separation of powers

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