“In light of the unconstitutionality of the Court’s Orders and the Court’s plain intent to usurp the General Assembly’s constitutionally delegated role of drafting Pennsylvania’s congressional districting plan, Sen. Scarnati will not be turning over any data identified in the Court’s Orders,” a letter sent to the Supreme Court by a Senate lawyer on behalf of Scarnati read.
The letter adds another layer to the ongoing legal battle since the court’s decision to throw out the current Congressional map and set a deadline of February 9th for the legislature to submit a new map to Governor Tom Wolf.
Since the court’s order the dissenting opinions have been released, but the majority opinion has not been released. The majority opinion would help the legislature understand what issues the court had with the map, and what they are looking for in a new map.
The Senate GOP has also filed for a stay on the court’s decision with the U.S. Supreme Court.