Philly DA Krasner Sues to Stop State GOP-Led Effort to Remove Him

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Philadelphia’s elected prosecutor is asking a state court to halt a Republican-led effort to remove him from office. District Attorney Larry Krasner’s lawsuit filed Friday argues that the impeachment and removal process ended when the Legislature’s two-year session ran out two days earlier. He wants Commonwealth Court to declare that the General Assembly lacks constitutional authority to remove local officials like him — as opposed to state officials. The state House voted on nearly party lines to impeach Krasner on Nov. 16, sending the matter to the state Senate for trial next month. Removal will require support from two-thirds of senators, a tall order in the politically divided chamber.
Source: NBC Political News

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