10-12-12 UPDATE - Oral Arguments re: PA Act 13 / PA Supreme Court
Open to the public - but no opportunity for the public to speak
10-12-12 IMPORTANT UPDATE
Just got word from the PA Supreme Court who said DOORS WILL BE OPEN between 8:30 and 8:45 am.
Due to the large crowd expected, the court informed us that a possibility exists that our hearing MAY be moved up from 4th place to first on the list, we won't know for sure until the day of the argument.
The PA Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the appeal of the Commonwealth Court decision, which ruled parts of Act 13 to be unconstitutional.
You're welcome to bring signs, but not on sticks. Please keep the message on your sign pertinent to the hearing's subject, which is Protect LOCAL Zoning Rights.
Even if you can't come for the whole time, please try to stop by for awhile. Space may be tight, so it's not certain that everyone will be able to be in the courtroom. But an overflow crowd would not be a bad thing! Also it's likely that people who attend the 3 hearings prior to ours will leave the courtroom after their hearings & free up seats.
This is the 3rd PA court to hear the lawsuit against the PA government for passing Act 13, a law that takes all zoning rights away from PA municipalities and virtually hands them over to ONE industry: the hydrofracturing corporations.