Over the past two years, the state Supreme Court has denied 57 King’s Bench petitions and granted only two, according to a review of rulings available through the Administrative Offices of Pennsylvania Courts.

Among those who have been denied in a request for the Supreme Court to exercise its plenary jurisdiction—which allows the high court to instantly take up any case in any Pennsylvania court—was Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s City Hall, which wanted the high court to make an expedited ruling on the legality of its high-profile tax on sweetened beverages. The high court also rejected former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane‘s petition for King’s Bench review of her case.

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