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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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