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(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

(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

As Courts Reevaluate Voter ID Law, Pa. Eases Procedure For Obtaining a Card

As of Tuesday morning, voters can get a voting-only ID without first trying to get a Penndot ID and without showing two proofs of residence.

09/25/2012

Commonwealth Court Set To Hear New Evidence On Implementation Of Voter ID Law

The Commonwealth Court is set to hold an evidentiary hearing on the state’s voter ID law Tuesday morning in Harrisburg.

09/25/2012

Tom Corbett (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Governor Corbett Gets Candid About Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law

With the election six weeks away, voter ID is still an issue.

09/23/2012

(The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard the Voter ID appeal in its Philadelphia courtroom, in a proceeding that was televised -- a rare occurrence for the state's high court.  File photo)

Legal Expert: ‘Unlikely Court Could Do Anything But Issue An Injunction’ In Voter ID Case

The Commonwealth Court is set to hear more evidence on the voter ID law next week. A legal expert explains why the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided to punt the ball back to the lower court.

09/21/2012

(The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard the Voter ID appeal in its Philadelphia courtroom, in a proceeding that was televised -- a rare occurrence for the state's high court.  File photo)

Pa. Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Ruling Back To Lower Court For Review

Opponents of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

09/18/2012

Stigall Show Log 9.14.12

Chris discusses New York City’s ban of large sodas and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s hearing arguments on the voter ID law. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, the former Governor of New Hampshire John Sununu about the Presidential election, and CBS 3′s Beasley Reece about the Phillies surge and the Eagles home opener against Baltimore.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/14/2012

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As Pa. Supreme Court Considers Voter ID Appeal, Hundreds Rally to Overturn Law

As the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sat in chambers hearing oral arguments on an effort to overturn the state’s controversial new voter ID law, a rally was held across the street to protest the law.

09/13/2012

(Credit: Ed Fischer)

Pa. Poll Workers Receive Voter ID Law Implementation Instructions

Poll workers across Pennsylvania were receiving training guides this week on how to examine voter photo IDs on Election Day.

09/12/2012

Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Juvenile Life Sentences

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments on two cases today that could determine the fate of juveniles serving mandatory life without parole sentences.

09/12/2012

(Penndot now offers an ID card for use by voters needing identification to comply with the new law.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

With 6 Sitting Justices, Pa. Supreme Court Could Tie Over Voter ID Appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordinarily has seven justices, but Justice Joan Orie Melvin was suspended in May.

09/07/2012

Pennsylvania Wants Later Date For ACLU’s Voter ID Appeal

A week after a state court judge refused to block Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, the Commonwealth responded to the ACLU’s request for a swift appeal, saying a hearing date in mid-October would be ideal.

08/23/2012

(Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

PennDOT’s ‘Unwritten Exceptions’ Allow Lead Voter ID Plaintiff To Get ID

PennDOT said they gave Viviette Applewhite, 93, a non-driver photo ID even though she did not have the required Social Security card, because she fell within one of the agency’s unwritten exceptions. So what are these exceptions? And who can qualify?

08/20/2012

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Need An ID To Vote? There’s An App For That

A national civil rights organization has launched a high-tech way to educate voters who they say will need an ID regardless of the outcome.

08/13/2012

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