Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more ➡
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Add note
Save to My Library
Sync to mobile
Look up keyword
Like this
3Activity
×
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Redistricting Commission Brief

Redistricting Commission Brief

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1,024|Likes:
Published by jmicek

More info:

Published by: jmicek on Jan 18, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See More
See less

01/25/2013

pdf

text

original

 
INTHESUPREMECOURTOFPENNSYLVANIAMIDDLEDISTRICT
",'"',',."",.,,~I.~
fJtf
t:
j
r
Vi'{
i.'
t'\{'~
t
'\r
h,g,"~~
Nos.
1
WM
2012,2
WM
2012,2
MM
2012,3
MM
2012,4
MM
2012,5
M~iI}l~:~,)~t'O'~
'i:';l;,"~o)~t~T
6
MM
2012,7
MM
2012,8
MM
2012,9
MM
2012,
and
10
MM
201\iVCu
i
n~\!
h)
fUvINRE:PETITIONSFORREVIEWCHALLENGINGTHEFINAL
2011
PENNSYLVANIALEGISLATIVEREAPPORTIONMENTPLAN
BRIEFOFRESPONDENT2011PENNSYLVANIALEGISLATIVEREAPPORTIONMENTCOMMISSION
OmnibusBriefinResponsetoPetitionsforReviewchallengingtheFinalReapportionmentPlanofthe
2011
PennsylvaniaLegislativeReapportionmentCommissiondatedDecember
12,2011
Joseph
A.
DelSolePAIDNo.
10679
Stephen1.DelSolePAIDNo.
73460
WilliamS.StickmanIVPAIDNo.
200698
James
R.
ThornburgPA
ID
No.
309578
DELSOLECAVANAUGHSTROYDLLCTheWaterfrontBuilding
200
First
A
venue,Suite
300
Pittsburgh,P
A15222'
Tel:
(412)261-2393
Fax:
(412)261-2110CounselforRespondent2011PennsylvaniaLegislativeReapportionmentCommission
 
TABLEOFCONTENTS
TABLEOFCONTENTS
TABLEOFAUTHORITIESSTATEMENTOFQUESTIONSINVOLVEDSTATEMENTOFTHECASE
1.
OVERVIEWOFTHEREAPPORTIONMENTPROCESS
A.Reynoldsv.SimsandthisCourt's1966PennsylvaniaReapportionmentB.TheConstitutionalFrameworkofReapportionment
L
ArticleII,
§
16setsforththeprinciplesgoverningreapportionmenta.Equalityofpopulationb.Contiguityandcompactnessc.Integrityofpoliticalsubdivisions
2.
ArticleII,§17setsforththeprocedureforreapportionment
C.
VotingRightsAct
II.
OVERVIEWOFTHE
2011
REAPPORTIONMENTPROCESS
III.
SUMMARYOFTHE
2011
FINALREAPPORTIONMENTPLAN
SUMMARYOFARGUMENTARGUMENT
1.
THE
2011
FINALPLANMEETSALLOFTHECONSTITUTIONALREQUIREMENTSGOVERNINGREAPPORTIONMENTANDSHOULDBEAFFIRMED
A.
StandardandScopeofReview
B.
The2001FinalPlanFullyCompliesWiththeRequirementsofArticleII,
§
16ofthePennsylvaniaConstitution
IV
vi
1
1
4
4
4567
8
9
1113
14
14
14
15
 
1.TheFinalPlancreateslegislativedistrictswithsubstantiallyequalpopulation.
a.
TheSenate
b.
TheHouse2.TheFinal.Plancreatesdistrictsthatarecompactandcontiguous.3.TheFinalPlanrespectstheintegrityofpoliticalsubdivisions.a.TheSenate
b.
TheHouse
1.
Countysplits
11.
Municipalitysplitsiii.Wardsplits
II.
THE
APPEALSFILEDAGAINSTTHEFINALPLANFAILTODEMONSTRATETHATITVIOLATESTHECONSTITUTIONANDSHOULDBEDISMISSED
A.
AppealofAmandaE.Holt,etal.(7MM2012)
B.
AppealofSenatorJayCosta,etal.(1WM2012)
1.
ThemovementofSenateDistrict45fromAlleghenyCountytoMonroeCountywasdictatedbydemographicsandisconstitutional.2.ThetransferofHarrisburgfromSenateDistrict15toanotherdistrictdoesnotviolatetheConstitutionandisnotraciallydiscriminatory.3.TheFinalPlandoesnotunnecessarilydividecounties.4.TheFinalPlandoesnotunnecessarilydividemunicipalities.
5.
TheCostaAppellantshavenotdemonstratedthattheFinalPlanisunconstitutional.
C.
AppealofWilliamKortz,etal.(4MM2012)
11
15
1616
17
19
2223
24
25
26
2727
3334
37
384041
42

Activity (3)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
scott_keyes_2 liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->