Constitutional dependence II - PittsburghLIVE.com: "Justice Cappy was and is one of the primary backers of the pay grab. His court has been conveniently acquiescent when issues that are clearly unconstitutional or violate existing law -- but benefit the court or the Legislature -- come before it.
The best example of this, but not the only one, is the 'unvouchered expense' provision. There are so many other similar issues (legislative benefits not permitted by the Constitution, legislative secrecy, gun registry by the state police, etc.) that no court, nor Judge Colville, has any credibility with me on this issue.
Thomas A. Portante
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Constitutional dependence II - PittsburghLIVE.com
Tom's letter to the editor... in part: