US Supreme Court
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.
The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).
Speakers denounced the 2010 “Citizens United” decision, which opened the floodgates for corporate (and, to a lesser extent, union) donations to political action committees.
The American Civil Liberties Union is going to court to end the ban on gay marriage in Pennsylvania.
The newest Supreme Court ruling on what has become known as the “Miranda” warning makes a big shift, according to James Funt, chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s criminal justice section. In his words, “Anything you don’t say could be used against you in court.”