PITTSBURGH — Sean Parnell and Rep. Mike Kelly filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court. A Writ of Certiorari is a request that the Supreme Court orders a lower court to send up the record of a case to be reviewed.
According to a news release, Parnell and Kelly are asking the court to address two questions:
- Whether the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution permit Pennsylvania to rely on the laches doctrine to bar all forms of equitable relief for substantive constitutional challenges to election laws?
- Whether the Elections and Electors Clauses of the United States Constitution permit Pennsylvania to violate its own state constitution’s restrictions on Pennsylvania’s lawmaking power when enacting legislation for the conduct of federal elections?
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“Pennsylvania is and will continue to be the keystone of our federal elections and it is imperative that the citizens of the Commonwealth are given fair and constitutional elections,” said Parnell in the news release. “I have spent my whole life fighting for this great republic and I will exhaust every avenue to ensure that this state remains committed to the rule of law and the constitutions of the Commonwealth and the United States of America.”
Parnell’s opponent, Rep. Conor Lamb, declared victory in the days following Election Day. Parnell has vowed to continue fighting.
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