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(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part Of Marcellus Shale Drilling Law

The state Supreme Court has struck down portions of a controversial law governing natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale regions.

12/20/2013

(Judge John E. Jones III.  US District Court official portrait)

Federal Trial on Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Law Set For June 2014

Judge John Jones III has said that the legal system’s view of sex and sexual identity cases has undergone a “sea change” over the past four decades.

11/22/2013

(Alicia Terrizzi, left, and her fiancée Loreen Bloodgood showing the marriage license they obtained from Bruce Hanes, the first issued to a same-sex couple in Montgomery County.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Federal Judge Allows Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Challenges To Move Forward in Court

Federal judge John E. Jones III has dismissed motions by the state secretaries of health and revenue, and the Bucks County register of wills.

11/15/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.  Credit:  Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Former State Supreme Court Justice To Assist In Defense Of PA’s Marriage Law

The Corbett administration has hired former state Supreme Court justice William Lamb to handle the federal litigation over same sex marriage in Pennsylvania.

09/07/2013

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett.  File photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

AP: Gov. Corbett To Nominate Correale Stevens For Pa. Supreme Court Vacancy

Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to pick state appeals court Judge Correale Stevens as his nominee to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

06/13/2013

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Pa. Supremes Reject Nutter Bid To Speed Up Union Contract Litigation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a bid by the Nutter administration to speed up litigation over its desire to impose a new contract on the city’s blue collar workers union.

06/07/2013

(Chambers of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Photo provided)

Pa. Supreme Court Accepts Newest Reapportionment Map

The state’s high court threw out the first redistricting map drawn up by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission.

05/08/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Nutter Administration Hoping To Derail Court Fight With City’s Blue-Collar Union

Mayor Michael Nutter is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take up the question of whether he can impose a new contract on the city’s blue-collar workers’ union.

02/06/2013

(Judge Gary Glazer, left, with Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Ronald Castille in December 2011.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Top Judge in Philadelphia Traffic Court Not Shocked By Indictment of Colleagues

Philadelphia Traffic Court’s administrative judge Gary Glazer (left) says Thursday’s indictments are just one step in the process of cleaning up the troubled court.

01/31/2013

(Philadelphia firefighters, some holding signs, disrupted ceremonies to open a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Firefighters Call Off Plan to Recall Mayor Nutter

“It’s been attempted before in the state and has not succeeded,” a union spokesman admits.

01/10/2013

Ronald Castille, during a proceeding last September.  Photo from PCN)

Castille Hopes To Stay on Pa. Supreme Court Bench Until Mandatory Retirement

Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ronald Castille says he plans to seek “retention” by voters this fall for another ten years on the state Supreme Court — even though, under current rules, he faces mandatory retirement just two years from now.

01/09/2013

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Group Urges Nutter To Collect Taxes From City’s ‘Mega’ Nonprofits, Like Universities

They believe it would help avoid budget cuts and public school closings.

12/28/2012

(Artist's rendering of the new Philadelphia Family Court building, now under construction at 15th and Arch Streets.  Image provided)

Philadelphia Law Firm Pays $4 Million To Settle Family Court Development Dispute

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s chief justice says he has settled a lawsuit against a law firm that he claimed was double-dipping in the development of a new Family Court building in center city Philadelphia.

12/05/2012

(Pa. Supreme Court chief justice Ron Castille, during an unrelated hearing.  Image from PCN television)

Attorneys For Phila. Death Row Inmate Says Pa. Justice Has Conflict In Case

Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ronald Castille is refusing to step away from the case of inmate Terrance Williams, whose death penalty is being reviewed.

10/02/2012

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Commonwealth Court Hears Closing Arguments In Voter ID Case

The parties in the voter ID case presented closing arguments yesterday, closing two full days of testimony before the Commonwealth Court on the accessibility of voter IDs, after the state Supreme Court asked the judge to reconsider his decision not to block the law.

09/28/2012

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