Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District’s Termination Of Teachers’ Contract
Attorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District’s authority to cancel its teachers contract.
The machines are called direct recording electronic, or DRE, and with a press of a button or turn of a wheel voters can choose the next governor or congressman, with choice recorded directly into the machine’s memory. Advocates says there’s a problem.
It’s a victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the School District of Philadelphia in its dispute with the Walter D. Palmer Charter School.
Corbett says he has several additional options regarding the ruling by a Commonwealth Court judge that the voter ID requirement is unconstitutional: he can ask for a hearing before the entire Commonwealth Court, or he can appeal to the state Supreme Court.
At issue is whether the fire commissioner is required to fill budgeted vacancies with firefighters who pass the promotion exam, as the union contends, or whether he can pick and choose.
A Pennsylvania judge is stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying it was a clear violation of his legal authority.
The Corbett administration is seeking to stop Montgomery County’s Register of Wills / Clerk of Orphans Court, D. Bruce Haines, from issuing marriage licenses in defiance of state law.
A legal challenge to the Pennsylvania law mandating photo identification for voters is tentatively scheduled for trial beginning July 15 in Harrisburg.
ACLU legal director Vic Walczak says the judge will likely schedule a hearing between now and May to determine whether to block the law for the primary.
A Commonwealth Court judge ruled Thursday that he will not interfere in a dispute between the state and voting rights advocates over voter ID ads.
“Take those signs down — take ‘em down!” says former city councilman Juan Ramos.
Secretary Carol Aichele made a stop at Temple University on Thursday to talk about the voter ID law. On Tuesday, the Commonwealth Court ruled voters will not need photo ID for the November election.
The Commonwealth Court is set to hold an evidentiary hearing on the state’s voter ID law Tuesday morning in Harrisburg.
A national civil rights organization has launched a high-tech way to educate voters who they say will need an ID regardless of the outcome.
Although the actual impact of a ruling is unclear, grassroots organizations say they will continue voter education efforts on the law until there is a final decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.