Philadelphia city commissioners are asking the state Supreme Court to allow them to intervene in a lawsuit that would throw three commissioners off the Board of Electors. Philadelphia watchdog the Committee of Seventy filed suit against Common Pleas Court President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper, for failing to replace three City Commissioners this election cycle on the city’s board of electors. At issue is a procurement question on the May ballot, which the group says would affect the city commissioners. The group cites a statute that states that whenever there is a question about the city’s Home Rule Charter, “the president judge of the Court of Common Pleas shall appoint judges or electors of the county to serve in the stead of the county commissioners.” The commissioners claim the watchdog is misreading the law.
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