Pennsylvania Supreme Court

(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

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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

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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

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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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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

Artist’s rendering of the Foxwoods casino project.

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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