Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Who can empanel a grand jury, and why? Those are the questions Kathleen Kane is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide.
Rich reviewed the OSCARs, a report that revealed Hillary Clinton paid women less than men while serving as Senator from New York, and the withdraw of a judicial nominee from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He also talked to PA State Rep. Joe Hackett about decriminalizing out-state-alcohol purchases.
Six state and county judges are vying in Saturday’s voting at the Hotel Hershey for the party’s support in the May 19 primary.
Rich covered the blow back against former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning the President’s love of country, a doctor who refused to treat the child of a lesbian couple and Walmart raising the rate they pay employees. He also talked to David Harsanyi from The Federalist, and Peter Maass from The Intercept.
The judge who appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a court brief that “the truth is crying to be heard.”
And now, Kane’s spokesman is reacting with outrage.
Justice Castille calculates 43 years in public service: first as a marine in Vietnam, where he lost a leg, then 20 years as Philadelphia District Attorney, and 21 as a Justice, including 8 as Chief Justice.
Back in 2007, then-candidate Bob Brady (in photo) faced a challenge from rival Tom Knox, and Brady racked up nearly a half-million dollars in legal fees.
Special counsel Rob Byers says he combed nearly 5,000 e-mails — any between a justice and the state attorney general’s office between 2008 and 2012.
Ashley Zauflik was 17 when she was dragged under a Pennsbury school bus seven years ago, losing her leg and suffering other severe injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Embroiled in a porn e-mail scandal, Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Seamus McCaffery is leaving the bench.