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Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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Pa. House Speaker: Supreme Court Rulings Make Case For Merit Selection

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.

03/05/2012

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PA State Supreme Court Orders Special Elections To Proceed For Six State House Seats

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.

03/01/2012

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Lawmaker Urges Action On Casino Location Bill

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.

02/27/2012

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Ruling Expected on Pennsylvania GOP Request To Delay Primary Election

The judge heard arguments this morning that, because of a recent state Supreme Court ruling, the election should be halted.

02/06/2012

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Pa. Democrats Object To Efforts To Delay Primary Election

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.

02/06/2012

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Pa. Speaker Wants To Suspend Special Elections In Wake of Block to Redistricting

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.

01/31/2012

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Pennsylvania High Court Throws Out Assembly Redistricting

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.

01/25/2012

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Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Booted In Naked Photo Flap

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.

12/23/2011

Stigall Show Log 12.20.11

Chris talks to Congressman Pat Meehan about the House decision not to vote on the payroll tax extension. He discusses Mitt Romney’s handling of his Presidential campaign, the scandal brewing at Philadelphia Traffic Court, and restaraunt owners in the city using tips to buy their credit card transaction fees.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/20/2011

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Pennsylvania’s Top Court Takes Over Philadelphia Traffic Court Amid Corruption Probe

Justice Ronald Castille announced that he was essentially seizing control of Philadelphia Traffic Court because of reports of widespread ticket-fixing.

12/19/2011

Pa. Supreme Court Agrees With Jury In Class-Action Case Against Carmaker Kia

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has signed off on a class-action verdict for more than 9,000 Kia owners.

12/11/2011

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Pa. Supreme Court To Allow TV Cameras For Its Philadelphia Return

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be making history two ways.

09/12/2011

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Begin Showing Sessions on Live TV

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has decided to allow cameras in the courtroom, and the first televised session will be next month.

08/16/2011

Pennsylvania Judge Gets 28 Years In ‘Kids For Cash’ Case

A northeastern Pennsylvania judge was ordered Thursday to spend nearly three decades in prison for his role in a massive bribery scandal that prompted the state’s high court to toss thousands of juvenile convictions and left lasting scars on the children who appeared in his courtroom and their hapless families.

08/11/2011

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts Reforms After Critical Reports

Key justices on the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court are adopting reforms contained in an exhaustive consultant’s report designed to transform Philadelphia’s criminal justice system.

08/01/2011

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