GOP plan to impeach 4 Pennsylvania justices remains in limbo

April 21, 2018 - 10:37 am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to impeach four Democratic justices on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court over redistricting rulings remains in limbo more than a month after resolutions were introduced by Republicans in the state House.

The resolutions accuse the justices of acting improperly through rulings that gave state lawmakers just three weeks to draw a new map and then enacted a court-drawn map.

It's possible the resolutions will be the subject of a closed-door meeting among House Republicans when they return to session the week of April 30.

Some House Republicans also want to cut the courts' budget in response to their decision.

The four justices voted to declare the map violated the state constitution's guarantee of free and equal elections, and enacted their own map. It's being used for this year's congressional elections.

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