Pennsylvania 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.
For the second time in six months, the panel that redraws state House and Senate districts has given final approval to a new map.
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.
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.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a challenge regarding forensic evidence in his racially charged case.
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.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears to have dealt the final blow to efforts by Foxwoods’ investors to hold on to their Philadelphia casino license.
It appears a brewing feud between the state legislature and the state Supreme Court could boost the chances for legislation that could lead to a system of selecting appeals court judges on merit, instead of voters electing them.
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that special elections to fill six vacant Pennsylvania House seats – including four in the Philadelphia region — be held on the day of the Pennsylvania primary.
A key state lawmaker is calling on the legislature to act on a bill to open up Philadelphia’s second casino license to statewide competition before the state Supreme Court rules on the status of the license. The future of the license became an issue as state budget hearings continued last week.
The judge heard arguments this morning that, because of a recent state Supreme Court ruling, the election should be halted.
Democratic legislators say they’ll fight efforts to get Pennsylvania’s primary election postponed. They plan to file, today, to intervene in a federal lawsuit on the matter.
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House is asking a federal court for guidance in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court ruling that has thrown elections for state legislative seats into chaos.
A narrowly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated a plan to redraw state House and Senate district lines, calling the redistricting approach “contrary to law” and throwing into disarray plans by candidates and parties for this year’s General Assembly races.
KYW Newsradio has learned that Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Willie Singletary has been ousted for allegedly showing naked pictures of himself to a female worker.