It’s always strange to wake up to find that TMZ is covering Pennsylania law. Coverage of Rapper Meek Mill’s curious case continues with calls for investigation into the trial judge who sentenced him. NBC News covers CCP Judge Brinkley’s ruling that Mill is a “danger to the community.” Meanwhile, several organizations are calling for investigations into Brinkley’s allegedly unethical behavior both in this case, and in Financial Interest filings. Complex and XXL Magazine discuss the organizations pursuing an investigation into Brinkley.
The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat argues that gerrymandering is an unfortunate and unavoidable part of politics, while the Huffington Post claims that Pennsylvania’s top GOP leaders are being shady in their claim of legislative privilege in League of Women Voters v. Com, currently pending before the Commonwealth Court. The case may end up being decided by SCOTUS’s decision in Gill v. Whitford, which is comprehensively covered by SCOTUSblog.
Two state legislators are calling for a “Limited Constitutional Convention.” Philly’s The Inquirer offers that many of the current proposals for constitutional change were considered and rejected at the last constitutional convention in 1967.