The Commonwealth Court’s decision to throw out a ballot question seeking to enshrine victim’s rights into the Pennsylvania Constitution—which is all but certain to be appealed to the state Supreme Court—could shed light on judicial scrutiny of a constitutional amendment that would create geographic districts for statewide appellate court seats, lawyers told The Legal.

The Commonwealth Court on a 3-2 vote rejected the victim’s rights measure, known as “Marsy’s Law,” because it violated the single-subject rule, since it would change numerous parts of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The majority said the measure would have had to be broken down into several discrete questions.