Pennsylvania Supreme 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.
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.
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.
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.
Several years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.
The machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.
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.
Is an employment test, applied equally to everyone, against the law just because one group fails much more than another?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.