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Truebright Charter School Ends Battle To Fight ClosureA troubled Philadelphia charter school is shutting down, rather than continue a court battle to get the SRC to renew its charter.
Pa. Attorney General: Chain Of Nursing Homes Took Advantage Of The Elderly And InfirmPennsylvania’s attorney general announced legal action against a chain of nursing home companies that operates 36 facilities in the state. The company is accusing Kathleen Kane of using her office inappropriately.
Pa. GOP Legislators Hope Appeal Will Overturn Court Action on State Gun Law“This bill’s not going to come back," state senator Daylin Leach (D-Mont./Del.) said after Commonwealth Court overturned the law. "The (current) governor will never sign a bill like this."
Commonwealth Court Rules Wolf Overstepped Powers In Firing Open Records Director; Appeal FiledCommonwealth Court has handed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf a setback, ruling he overstepped his authority when he fired the director of the state Office of Open Records. An appeal of the Commonwealth Court ruling has now been filed with the state Supreme Court.
Incumbent City Commissioner Comes Up 4 Signatures Short, Will Not Have The Chance To Defend Her SeatCommonwealth Court has rejected her appeal. Her name will not be on the May 19th Democratic Primary ballot in Philadelphia.
Defense Attorney Outraged at Trial Postponement For 10 Charged in Philadelphia Police Protest"I'm very skeptical of the motivation of the district attorney's office for trying to continue (postpone) this case today and for trying to do it at the very last minute," attorney Larry Krasner said.
Incumbent City Commissioner Loses Court Fight To Be On May Primary Ballot, But Will AppealNow officially removed from the May 19th Democratic Primary ballot, incumbent City Commissioner Stephanie Singer, whose office runs elections, will appeal to Commonwealth Court.
Franklin Institute Defends Its Plan For Electronic Signage on Logan Circle"It's only six by ten," the museum's attorney says. "It's an accessory sign -- it's not outdoor advertising." Opponents say it could engender more digital signs along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Gov. Wolf's Firing Of Open Records Director To Be Argued In Commonwealth CourtSenate Republicans and the former director of the Office of Open Records are seeking an injunction against Democrat Wolf’s decision to fire the director.
A Blow To PA Conservationists On Public Land DrillingThe Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) sued to halt any additional leases in state parks and forests, and to make sure proceeds from current leases were put into mitigating the impacts of drilling.
Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District's Termination Of Teachers' ContractAttorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District's authority to cancel its teachers contract.
SCOPA Hears Arguments On Legality Of Widely Used Electronic Voting MachinesThe 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.