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Pa. Commonwealth Court

Judge Promises Quick Ruling in Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Dispute

Commonwealth Court judge Dan Pellegrini heard arguments on whether the state’s Department of Health has standing to bring the case, and whether the case belongs in state Supreme Court instead.

09/04/2013

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Montco Asks Pa. Judge To Toss Pennsylvania’s Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

Montgomery County Solicitor Ray McGarry filed a response to a lawsuit challenging the Register of Wills Bruce Hanes’ decision to grant same-sex marriage licenses.

08/02/2013

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Pa. Sues To Stop Issuance Of Gay Marriage Licenses in Montco

Pennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

07/30/2013

(A July 31st protest on South Broad Street in Philadelphia against the end of the state welfare program known as "General Assistance.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Lawsuit Aims to Overturn Recent Cuts in Pennsylvania’s Welfare Programs

Act 80, passed this year, eliminated the $150-million general assistance fund, which gave monthly cash grants of about $200 to more than 61,000 low-income and disabled Pennsylvanians.

10/03/2012

(A Philadelphia Fire Department medic unit.  File photo)

Pa. Court Says Philadelphia Paramedics Can Remain In Firefighters’ Union

At issue was whether Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics should be allowed to stay in the union or, as the mayor wants, be forced to negotiate a separate deal.

01/19/2012

Judge Halts Bidding for Graterford Prison Replacements

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge has ordered a halt to the bidding process for a new project to expand and replace Graterford state prison in Montgomery County.

09/01/2010