The University of Pennsylvania has received a $15 million gift to examine the U.S. criminal justice system from someone who has had some experience with it: ex-Wall Street banker Frank Quattrone.
The justices will review an appeals court ruling that struck down California’s ban on gay marriage in addition to hearing a case on the issue of whether Congress can deprive legally-married gay couples of federal benefits.
Charming Shoppes operates 1800 stores nationwide, including Lane Bryant and Fashion Bug. They’ll become part of Ascena, which owns Dress Barn and Justice.
A New Jersey man faces an extradition hearing in the state on charges for killing his father and stepmother in western Pennsylvania.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was in Philadelphia to speak to almost 1,000 guests at the Philadelphia Bar Association luncheon.
Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams moved quickly after he took office earlier this year to enact promised changes, and one change starts right at the beginning.