Gov. Wolf to Sen. Toomey: Please Remember Your Precedent, Wait to Confirm a New Supreme Court Justice

By on October 16, 2020

first_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Governor Tom Wolf called on U.S. Senator Pat Toomey to follow the precedent he set in 2016 and refuse to vote to confirm a new Associate Justice to the Supreme Court until the presidential election concludes and the elected candidate is sworn into office. The governor made the following statement:“At a time when vital issues that affect the lives, health and safety of Pennsylvanians are being brought for consideration before the highest court in the nation, our leaders must proceed with great care and deliberation as they determine the right person to fill Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the bench.“The next Supreme Court Justice will join the court in ruling on key issues of our day that are of grave importance to Pennsylvanians, including health care and a woman’s right to choose. It would be an unconscionable error to rush into a nomination when the people of Pennsylvania and the nation as a whole will make clear their wishes for the future of our country in a few short weeks.“In 2016, Sen. Toomey refused to vote on a nominee to the Supreme Court after Associate Justice Antonin Scalia passed away eleven months prior to the election. To quote the senator’s own words from that time, ‘This decision should not be rushed, and it should not be made amid the clamoring of a presidential election season.’“With less than a month and a half before the 2020 general election, I call on Sen. Toomey to uphold his own precedent, and commit to refusing to vote for or against any nominee to the Supreme Court until the next presidential term begins.” September 24, 2020 Gov. Wolf to Sen. Toomey: Please Remember Your Precedent, Wait to Confirm a New Supreme Court Justicecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Matt Risdale joins Camelot as group corporate communications lead

By on August 30, 2020

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 Submit SAZKA faces scrutiny following appointment of Flint Global as National Lottery advisor August 20, 2020 Share Matt RisdaleUK National Lottery operator Camelot Group (Camelot) is set to gain a new head of corporate communications as PR Veteran Matt Risdale joins the firm’s leadership ranks.Last week, Risdale confirmed to UK media news sources that he was joining Camelot, taking on the official title of Head of Strategic Communications, Risdale will take lead of both Camelot business and National Lottery PR processes and strategy.Risdale joins Camelot’s leadership team from UK multi-national specialist communications firm Tavistock Communications, where he held the position of Joint-Chief Executive (2014-2017).As a Tavistock executive team member since 2009, Risdale has worked with numerous multi-national companies in a number of sectors including technology, telecoms, oil & gas, mining and healthcare.Tavistock governance confirmed the departure of Ridsdale to Camelot, thanking him for his contribution to company growth and help in establishing a the firm as a corporate PR leader.Taking on the role  Head of Strategic Communications, Ridsdale will join the Camelot UK executive board and report to CEO Andy Duncan. StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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