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Commentary on issues regarding property rights, this blog relays information on events past, present, and into the future in Northeast PA (USA). While facts are presented, an opinion may be thrown in the mix to make things more interesting. Corrections are welcomed by using the comments -  as long as we see documents to back it up.

As far as the comment part of this blog, we appreciated hearing from people literally all over the world! We generally don't publish the comments though because this is a local blog. Even so, comments published are rare unless they add to the story or a correction is needed and information sent was confirmed. Glad you're enjoying it though! We STILL have some freedoms here and intend to exercise them at will!

NEPALTA's Motion To Withdraw Complaint

The City of Pittston made the motion to move the case to federal court since there was language about "rights". While we have individual rights under the US Constitution, we have rights under Pennsylvania's Constitution, the Bill Of Rights, that pretty well covers the same and in some cases (i.e. firearms) even better.

The issue here is a matter of jurisdiction. Pennsylvania has codes/laws and other mandates that guide municipalities’ ordinances. Federal courts (as in the case of Berwick) have proven to not address state matters properly if at all. Therefore the decision was NEPALTA's to bring the complaint back into the Commonwealth courts where they are in a more appropriate position to review ordinances and compare with the intent.

As always, we are for property rights and safety for residents. Moves by a select few to jeopardize rights, make housing unaffordable, and create a hostile business environment should and will be challenged.

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