Marsy’s Law votes won’t be counted, Pa. Supreme Court rules in split opinion

Natasha Lindstrom | Monday, November 4, 2019, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Pennsylvanians still have the right to cast a vote Tuesday on the proposed Marsy’s Law related to victim rights — but officials won’t be counting and sharing the results of votes on that particular measure, the state’s highest court affirmed in a split ruling Monday.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, on a 4-3 split, denied an emergency petition seeking to overturn last week’s decision by a Commonwealth Court judge to bar officials from certifying votes on the controversial, multimillion-dollar backed referendum.

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