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Mar 20, 4:43 PM EDT

GOP lawmakers seek to impeach judges over congressional map

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Twelve Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania have signed on to resolutions seeking to impeach four Democratic justices on the state Supreme Court over rulings in a congressional redistricting case.

Four resolutions introduced Tuesday argue the justices acted improperly through rulings that gave lawmakers about three weeks to enact a new district map and then produced a court-drawn map.

The court ruled a 2011 GOP-crafted map was unconstitutionally drawn. The replacement is widely expected to help Democrats as they seek to flip some seats now held by Republicans.

The co-sponsors are among the House's more conservative Republicans.

No members of the GOP leadership have signed on, and a caucus spokesman says they need to gauge how much support there is to proceed.

The resolutions seek impeachment of justices David Wecht , Debra Todd , Christine Donohue and Kevin Dougherty .

None returned messages seeking comment.

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