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Chief Justice Ron Castille, in file photo. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

After 21 Years On PA Supreme Court, Chief Justice Ron Castille Steps Down

Justice Castille calculates 43 years in public service: first as a marine in Vietnam, where he lost a leg, then 20 years as Philadelphia District Attorney, and 21 as a Justice, including 8 as Chief Justice.


(UP IT GOES.  Adorned with the traditional evergreen tree and flag, the final girder for Philadelphia's new Family Court is hoisted into place.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Final Roofbeam Is Raised For Philadelphia’s New Family Courthouse

As the final steel beam was hoisted into place atop the 15-story, environmentally friendly building (complete with underground garage), officials were pleased to report that construction is proceeding on time.


(Chief justice Ronald Castille, during an unrelated 2013 proceeding.  Photo from PCN)

Castille Replaced As Supreme Court Justice Overseeing Philadelphia Reforms

Former Philadelphia DA Ronald Castille has been replaced as the state Supreme Court justice overseeing reforms of Philadelphia’s Courts.


(Chief justice Ronald Castille, during an unrelated 2013 proceeding.  Photo from PCN)

Castille Hopes To Stay on Pa. Supreme Court Bench Until Mandatory Retirement

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.


(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.


(File photo: Philadelphia Traffic Court)

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.


Pennsylvania's High Court May Codify "Tweeting" Rules

by KYW’s Tony Romeo The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is reviewing rules of courtroom conduct with an eye toward issues raised by new technology and social networking.