Lawmakers approve jury commissioners bill Transgender teen for prom king?
HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania state lawmakers moved quickly to try again to let counties eliminate jury commissioners, voting Wednesday to send Gov. Tom Corbett a bill to reinstate the law following a recent court decision that threw it out.
The House voted 156-39 in favor of the measure that had passed the Senate. Corbett's office said he was likely to sign it.
Jury commissioners develop procedures to pick jury lists, make sure jurors are selected fairly and manage jury pools.
The Supreme Court invalidated the 2011 law in March, saying it violated the state constitution's requirement that bills be confined to a single subject. Forty-two counties, including Lancaster County, had eliminated their jury commissioners under the law, and the high court's decision raised questions about what should occur in those counties, given that the races would be going before voters this year.
RED LION -- A transgender teenager in central Pennsylvania running for prom king is upset because he was listed instead for prom queen.
The York Dispatch and York Daily Record both report that students at Red Lion Senior High School who bought tickets for Saturday's prom were listed on the ballot for prom court. The paper said 18-year-old Issak Wolfe was campaigning for prom king when friends discovered he was listed by his birth name -- Sierra Stambaugh -- among the candidates for prom queen.
Wolfe says he's in therapy and plans to undergo a physical transition. He acknowledges he's enrolled in school under his birth name and says school officials are good people who made a bad decision.
From our wire services