Pennsylvania Supreme Court
The Corbett administration has hired former state Supreme Court justice William Lamb to handle the federal litigation over same sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to pick state appeals court Judge Correale Stevens as his nominee to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
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.
The state’s high court threw out the first redistricting map drawn up by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission.
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.
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.
“It’s been attempted before in the state and has not succeeded,” a union spokesman admits.
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.
They believe it would help avoid budget cuts and public school closings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Commonwealth Court is set to hold an evidentiary hearing on the state’s voter ID law Tuesday morning in Harrisburg.
With the election six weeks away, voter ID is still an issue.