Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery) has contended the GOP-led revision is a veiled attempt to protect Saylor.

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Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery) has contended the eleventh-hour GOP-led revision is an attempt to protect Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor, a Republican. Republicans are in the minority on the seven-member court. Saylor turns 70 at the end of this year, and the next justice in line to lead the court is Max Baer, a Democrat.

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Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery) has cast the last-minute change as little more than a political move by Republican lawmakers to protect Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor, a Republican. Republicans are now in the minority on the seven-member court. The impact on the high court would be immediate, with Saylor turning 70 at the end of this year. The next justice in line to lead the high court is Max Baer, a Democrat.

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HARRISBURG, Pa – July 20, 2016 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today introduced Senate Bill 1350, which would repeal language from Act 122 of 2011 requiring abortion facilities to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical facilities. Last month, the United States Supreme Court struck down a nearly identical requirement in Texas because it constitutes […]

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We’ve also seen states where pro-choice legislators are filing to appeal TRAP laws that are already on the books, like Daylin Leach, a Democratic state senator, in Pennsylvania.

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Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, said the bill’s wording sounded like it had been written by an “interest group,” and that the intrusion into medical decisions would put the interest group “in the hospital room with the patient and the doctor.”

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“There’s public comment at the end of regulatory periods, but it’s not the same as coming up with recommendations before the regulations are drafted and to interact with other people who might have a different opinions,” Leach said.

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Daylin Leach of Montgomery County, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned the timing of the vote. “The Supreme Court just two weeks ago reiterated and reinvigorated the undue burden test on women. This bill creates substantial new burdens on women,” said Leach.

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Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery County and a strong gun control advocate, criticized senators for picking and choosing which legal rights they’ll protect at all costs, and which they habitually tinker with.

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