PHILADELPHIA, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered an Order dismissing all of the actions filed by the District which sought to remove the lay-off case from the jurisdiction of the Court of Common Pleas. The Order vacates the Single Justice Order which stayed the June 13, 2011 Common Pleas matter.
In vacating that Stay, and dismissing all of the proceedings before the Supreme Court, there are now no obstacles to the scheduling of a Preliminary Injunction Hearing before Judge Idee Fox of the Court of Common Pleas.
President Jerry Jordan stated that he was, "Gratified that the matter will be heard in the Court of Common Pleas."
Below is a copy of the Court's Order.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA EASTERN DISTRICT
PHILADELPHIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, AFT, LOCAL 3, AFL-CIO and JERRY JORDON
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA, et al
No. 80 EM 2011
Emergency application for extraordinary relief; Ancillary action for declaratory relief; motion to expedite all proceedings; and application for stay of order and any further proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County
AND NOW, this 15th day of June, 2011, the Single Justice Order entered in the above matter on June 13, 2011 is VACATED. Petitioners' Emergency Application for Extraordinary Relief, Ancillary Action for Declaratory Relief, Motion to Expedite All Proceedings, and Application for Stay of Order and Any Further Proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas is DENIED.
Justice McCaffery did not participate in the consideration or decision of this matter.
SOURCE Philadelphia Federation of Teachers