Challenge court on redistricting

In the wake of the state Supreme Court’s release of new maps in an unconstitutional move to abuse the judicial power by which they are granted, I call for a recognition of this move by state voters as unconstitutional or, to be more clear, highly illegal. I would also implore our legislative branch and legal counsel to fight this high level of corruption without hesitation.

This is a political hostage situation in which our representatives voted by “we the people” are being held in limbo by a power that has no jurisdiction over the redistricting process. The men and women that we voted to represent our districts are being played as pawns by an activist court. We are to blame, Pennsylvanians, that we did not pay attention when these judges were voted into power without the basic intent of upholding the constitution and justice. There is hope: We can appeal to yet a higher power. May justice truly be done and may the elections-to-come be approached with more wisdom and less apathy.

Angela Smith

Lock Haven

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