Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper

(credit: Phila. DA's office)

Five Dozen More Convictions Tied To Corrupt Phila. Cop Are Overturned

Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper has dismissed 59 more cases related to investigations by officer Jeffrey Walker, the former narcotics officer who pleaded guilty to corruption and related crimes.

09/26/2014

(Former offenders get a certificate and a backpack following a year of compliance with the requirements of Philadelphia mental health court.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. ‘Mental Health Court’ Marks Five Years of Helping Mentally Ill Defendants

“Most of these individuals are committing nonviolent crimes, but crimes that are usually the result of their mental health issues,” explains Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper.

09/18/2014

(Chris DiCapua and Oscar Cabrera show their certificate of marriage following a ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall. Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Couples Wed at Phila. City Hall To Usher In New Era of Pa. Same-Sex Marriage

“I now pronounce you husband and husband — you may seal your vows with a kiss!” Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper told Oscar Cabrera and Chris DiCapua, the first same-sex couple to marry at Philadelphia City Hall since the ban was overturned.

05/23/2014

Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper testifying before city council. (Credit: City of Philadelphia)

Head Of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Asks City Council For WiFi In Courtrooms

The wheels of justice could grind a little faster under a proposal to bring WiFi to Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.

04/20/2014

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Philadelphia Court Upholds Gag Order In Tacony ‘Basement of Horror’ Case

Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper has upheld a Municipal Court judge’s ruling that bars attorneys, defendants, witnesses, victims, and some minors from commenting on the case against Linda Weston and three other defendants.

11/18/2011

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