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(The Walter D. Palmer Charter School, in Northern Liberties.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. High Court Says Phila. School District Off the Hook For Overenrolled Charter

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.

05/28/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Wants Commonwealth Judge To Reconsider Voter ID Knockdown

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.

01/22/2014

(Firefighters' Local 22 president Joe Schulle speaks to reporters outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Official Irate Over Rescinded Promotions

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.

09/24/2013

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Judge Halts Issuance of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses in Montco

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.

09/12/2013

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Commonwealth Court Sets Limits On Arguments In Montgomery County Same Sex Marriage Case

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.

08/23/2013

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law To Go To Trial In July

A legal challenge to the Pennsylvania law mandating photo identification for voters is tentatively scheduled for trial beginning July 15 in Harrisburg.

01/22/2013

(Notices posted in English and Spanish by the Committee of 70 alerted voters that they did not need to show ID cards for last November's election.)

Challenge to Pa. Voter ID Law Likely To Drag Beyond May 2013 Primary

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.

12/13/2012

Commonwealth Judge Denies ACLU Request To Change Voter ID Ads

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.

11/02/2012

(Former Philadelphia councilman Juan Ramos holds an image of a billboard that he says the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has purchased with the intent of confusing Hispanic voters.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Latino Leader Irate Over Pa. Billboards He Says Are Misleading

“Take those signs down — take ‘em down!” says former city councilman Juan Ramos.

10/22/2012

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele discusses Pennsylvania's voter ID law with students at Temple University. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Secretary of the Commonwealth Discusses Fate of Voter ID Law During Visit To Philadelphia

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.

10/04/2012

Commonwealth Court Set To Hear New Evidence On Implementation Of Voter ID Law

The Commonwealth Court is set to hold an evidentiary hearing on the state’s voter ID law Tuesday morning in Harrisburg.

09/25/2012

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Need An ID To Vote? There’s An App For That

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.

08/13/2012

(Groups are trying to spread awareness to voters about Pennsylvania's voter ID law ahead of the November election.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Commonwealth Court To Rule On Pa. Voter ID Law This Week

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.

08/13/2012

(file photo) (credit: SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Versus State Drilling Regulations Battle Seems Headed To Pa. Supreme Court

The battle over the state’s attempt to supersede local regulations for natural gas drilling operations appears headed for the state Supreme Court, now that a lower court has overturned part of a state law passed earlier this year.

07/27/2012

Artist’s rendering of the Foxwoods casino project.

Pa. High Court Rejects Foxwoods License Appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears to have dealt the final blow to efforts by Foxwoods’ investors to hold on to their Philadelphia casino license.

03/30/2012

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