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Attorney for Bucks Schoolgirl Who Lost Leg: Time To Update Award Limits

Ashley Zauflik was 17 when she was dragged under a Pennsbury school bus seven years ago, losing her leg and suffering other severe injuries.

11/25/2014

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Set To Hear Case Of Monsignor Lynn

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Harrisburg from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office as it seeks the re-instatement of the child-endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.

11/17/2014

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Voters Will Have Chance To Remake Pa. High Court

Voters will soon get a chance to render their own verdict on the seven-member court, as three spots are up for election next year. Ambitious lawyers and lower-level judges are lining up to make sure there will be choices.

11/09/2014

(File Photo) Patrick Duff addresses City Council during a meeting on October 16, 2014. 
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City Council Hit With Federal Lawsuit Over Its Rules On Citizen Speeches

Local activist Patrick Duff has filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia City Council claiming that Council violates the First Amendment by limiting the topics of speeches made during its weekly meetings.

10/31/2014

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Pennsylvania High Court Heads Toward Uncertainty

The abrupt retirement of a Pa. Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal is likely to leave the high court without a tie-breaking vote for the rest of the year as the panel is set to undergo significant change.

10/28/2014

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Justice McCaffery Leaving Pa. Supreme Court, Sidestepping E-mail Scandal

Embroiled in a porn e-mail scandal, Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Seamus McCaffery is leaving the bench.

10/27/2014

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Porn E-mail Scandal Leads To Suspension Of Pa. Justice

Within the next month the judicial conduct board will review McCaffery’s allegations as they determine whether or not to file formal misconduct charges against him.

10/20/2014

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Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery Says He’s Being Railroaded by Chief Justice

Justice Seamus McCaffery, caught in a porn e-mail scandal, is accusing the court’s chief justice, Ron Castille, of trying to use the scandal to take him down.

10/16/2014

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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

The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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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