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Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in Pennsylvania

Several years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.

09/18/2014

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Pa. High Court Considers Whether Phila. Voting Machines Are Too Unreliable

The machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.

09/10/2014

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SCOPA Hears Arguments On Legality Of Widely Used Electronic Voting Machines

The machines are called direct recording electronic, or DRE, and with a press of a button or turn of a wheel voters can choose the next governor or congressman, with choice recorded directly into the machine’s memory. Advocates says there’s a problem.

09/10/2014

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Hiring Test May Be Discriminatory

Is an employment test, applied equally to everyone, against the law just because one group fails much more than another?

09/03/2014

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School District Moving Forward With Sale Of William Penn H.S. Building To Temple University

The sale was blocked while a community group challenged it in court. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week – without comment – denied the William Penn Development Corporation’s request for an injunction to stop the sale on grounds the district improperly sped-up the process.

08/23/2014

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Mandatory Pa. Casino Theft Fine Tossed Out

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips.

08/20/2014

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Pa. Supreme Court Denies School District’s Request For Ruling On Teacher Seniority Protections

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided not to decide whether the Philadelphia School District has the power to impose work rule changes on teachers next fall.

06/26/2014

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Issuance of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Resumes in Montgomery County

Mindy Cohan and Lauren Rosenberg of nearby Lafayette Hill walked through the doors of the register of wills office — where marriage licenses are issued — shortly after 8:30am.

05/28/2014

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Msgr. Lynn’s Case Headed To Pa. Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Supreme court has announced it will hear the case of Monsignor William Lynn, whose conviction on felony child endangerment was overturned on appeal.

05/08/2014

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Yearlong Backlog in Philadelphia Child Custody Cases

Philadelphia Family Court statistics show the backlog in child custody cases has been growing for the last three years.

05/08/2014

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Pa. High Court Weighing Whether Government Liability Caps Are Valid

The question stems from a case in which a Bucks County, Pa. girl was run over by a school bus. She lost a leg and was awarded $14 million by a jury.

05/06/2014

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Pa. Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Law Requiring Registration Of Juvenile Sex Offenders

A local attorney, who specializes in juvenile cases, today will ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take a second look at a law requiring a life time of registration for juveniles who commit particular sexual offenses.

05/06/2014

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Pa. Commonwealth Court Affirms Its Decision Overturning Voter ID Law

That means the law requiring voters to show ID cards is dead unless the Pennsylvania Supreme Court steps in.

04/29/2014

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Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Asks Pa. Court To Preserve Contract Seniority

The school district last week asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to affirm its right to sidestep seniority rules.

04/03/2014

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Healthcare Advocates Line Up To Testify At Hearing On Pa. Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania Welfare Department officials planned to take testimony, today, on the state’s plan to expand Medicaid under certain conditions.

01/03/2014

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