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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

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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

(Groups are trying to spread awareness to voters about Pennsylvania's voter ID law ahead of the November election.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Commonwealth Court To Rule On Pa. Voter ID Law This Week

Although the actual impact of a ruling is unclear, grassroots organizations say they will continue voter education efforts on the law until there is a final decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

08/13/2012

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Local Versus State Drilling Regulations Battle Seems Headed To Pa. Supreme Court

The battle over the state’s attempt to supersede local regulations for natural gas drilling operations appears headed for the state Supreme Court, now that a lower court has overturned part of a state law passed earlier this year.

07/27/2012

(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.  File photo)

New Pa. Legislative District Map Approved

For the second time in six months, the panel that redraws state House and Senate districts has given final approval to a new map.

06/09/2012

(Former Justice Joan Orie Melvin.  File photo)

Corruption Charges Announced Against Pa. Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

Several state lawmakers have already been convicted of using taxpayer resources for political purposes, including Republican state senator Jane Orie, the sister of Joan Orie Melvin.

05/18/2012

(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Commission Gives Preliminary Approval To Redistricting Map

The panel created to redraw state House and Senate districts in Pennsylvania has given preliminary approval to a new plan for the first time since the state Supreme Court rejected the map it approved late last year.

04/13/2012

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Pa. Supreme Court Rejects Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Last Appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a challenge regarding forensic evidence in his racially charged case.

04/03/2012

Artist’s rendering of the Foxwoods casino project.

Pa. Lawmakers Turn Attention To Fate Of Foxwoods Casino License

Now that the state Supreme Court has rejected Foxwoods’ appeal of its license revocation, attention turns to whether that license will remain in Philadelphia end up somewhere else in the state or end up nowhere at all.

04/02/2012

Artist’s rendering of the Foxwoods casino project.

Pa. High Court Rejects Foxwoods License Appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears to have dealt the final blow to efforts by Foxwoods’ investors to hold on to their Philadelphia casino license.

03/30/2012

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