With five dozen candidates vying for limited seats on the Supreme Court, Common Pleas, Superior, Commonwealth and Municipal Courts in the Philadelphia area, most voters have never heard the names on the ballot.
Pennsylvania is one step closer to an amendment to the state constitution that would allow judges to serve five more years before reaching mandatory retirement age.
Corruption brought down Philadelphia’s Traffic court in 2013 and justice for those charged unfolded in 2014.
The state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to increase the judicial retirement age to 75. Judges now must step down when they turn 70.
There was high drama this past week in federal court, as a jury acquitted six former Philadelphia traffic court judges of ticket fixing after a two month trial.
After nearly two months of trial, jury deliberations are now underway in a federal ticket-fixing case.
President Obama today nominated five judges to serve on the bench in US District Courts. Four of them will work in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The organization looked into what it termed “judicial independence” and suggested Christie’s approach might make judges think twice about the decisions they make on the bench.
Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials, including Gov. Tom Corbett, will see a few hundred dollars more in salary in 2014, unless they decline it.
Lawyers in a court challenge to Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage are slated to meet with a federal judge.
Former and current judges of Philadelphia Traffic Court, plus judges in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties, as well as other employees associated with the court system, were named.
Chris takes issue with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s appearance on Saturday Night Live. He asks how old is too old to be a judge and he talks to Ray Didinger about yesterday’s crushing Eagles loss, Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup, and Nancy O’Dell from Entertainment Tonight.
A battle royal could be brewing between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the state judiciary over his pension and benefit reforms for state workers.
There’s a push to exempt New Jersey judges and public sector lawyers from the new requirement that state employees pay more into their pension and health care plans.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the end of the college year in sight, it’s also wrap-up of the fourth year of a program bringing the Constitution to Camden. It’s the local arm of a national effort […]