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Local Legal Experts See Politics At Work In U.S. Supreme Court Arguments On Affordable Care Act Case
The court arguments lasted just over an hour, but the decision could have long-range consequences.
At lunchtime today on South Broad Street in center city Philadelphia, abortion rights activists rallied on the median.
Philadelphia got a rare visit today from a sitting US Supreme Court justice. Judge Samuel Alito was in town to receive an award from the college.
“I did not expect to see this in my lifetime,” said Malcolm Lazin, founder of the Philadelphia-based Equality Forum.
A federal court bucked a trend set by 20 other courts this week when it upheld Louisiana’s ban on same sex marriage. It could push the US Supreme Court to rule on marriage equality sooner than originally thought.
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“I do believe we have the ability to do something about this,” Booker says of Congress.
The nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization says the ruling may provide the tipping point in “rethinking the Affordable Care Act.”
Lt. John Stanford says the Philadelphia Police Department’s policy was already in compliance with the Supreme Court decision.
The US Supreme Court has dealt an apparent death blow to a web upstart that aimed to change how we watch TV and how much we pay for it.
The Garden State had tried to allow betting on professional and college sports in Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.
Five cases are currently pending in courts across Pennsylvania, including one brought by Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker, who were legally married in another state.
New Jersey is swinging for the fences in its last ditch effort to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states.
A group of Mennonite cabinetmakers based near Morgantown, Pa., has filed a lawsuit challenging the same birth control mandate temporarily blocked by US Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The momentum toward marriage equality grew stronger in 2013, as a sea change of public, legal, and political opinion on LGBT rights rippled across the country.