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  1. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Improperly Expands the Definition of “Commonwealth” in Article I Section 27 of the Constitution to Include Local Governments

    Blank Rome LLPJeremy MercerJanuary 12, 2018

    Under Pennsylvania law, when “constru[ing] a provision of our Constitution, ‘[o]ur ultimate touchstone is the actual language of the Constitution itself.’” Jubelirer v. Rendell, 953 A.2d 514, 528 (Pa. 2008) (citation omitted; first brackets added). Plus, “‘because the Constitution is an integrated whole, effect must be given to all of its provisions whenever possible.