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New Jersey Appeals To US Supreme Court On Sports Betting

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.

02/18/2014

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Central Pa. Company Hopes Obamacare Birth Control Provision Stays Out

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.

01/02/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: Marriage Equality Gains Strength

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.

12/31/2013

(Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone, obscured, listens as fellow representative Ronald Waters of Philadelphia speaks in support of a measure requiring "In God We Trust" in every public school in Pennsylvania.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Some Pa. Lawmakers Seeking ‘In God We Trust’ In Every Public School

The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).

11/13/2013

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Philadelphia Protesters Urge Remedy to 2010′s ‘Citizens United’ Ruling

Speakers denounced the 2010 “Citizens United” decision, which opened the floodgates for corporate (and, to a lesser extent, union) donations to political action committees.

10/08/2013

(Married couple Michael Knaapen and John Becker kiss after hearing the US Supreme Court decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.  Credit: Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

ACLU Hopes Supreme Court’s DOMA ‘No’ Will Topple the Pennsylvania Domino

The American Civil Liberties Union is going to court to end the ban on gay marriage in Pennsylvania.

07/09/2013

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US Supreme Court Decides Silence Isn’t Enough To Avoid Self-Incrimination

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.”

07/02/2013

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Catholic League Says It Will Continue To Fight Against Same-Sex Marriages

The Catholic League, a New York-based staunch national opponent of gay marriage, says the US Supreme Court decisions affirming same-sex marriage are disappointing but not a total victory for the gay community.

06/26/2013

(Jessica Pickens, 19, of Chicago stands with fellow voting rights activists outside the US Supreme Court on June 25th.   Credit: Pete Marovich/ MCT via Getty Images)

Voting Rights Advocates See Hard Times In Wake Of US Supreme Court Decision

“This decision was a bad day for America and for voting,” says Jennifer Clarke, executive director of the Public Interest Law Center and one of the plaintiff attorneys in Pennsylvania’s yearlong battle over voter ID.

06/25/2013

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US Supreme Court Set To Hear Mt. Holly Redevelopment-Discrimination Case

In 2003, Mount Holly Township declared the Garden neighborhood blighted and created a redevelopment plan that called for the demolition of more than 300 townhomes, where three-quarters of the residents were African-American or Hispanic.

06/18/2013

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US Supreme Court Weighs Effort To Undo Supervision of State Voting Laws

The Supreme Court challenge focuses on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Acts, which forces 14 states, mostly in the South, to get pre-approval from the Justice Department before implementing any laws that affect voting.

02/27/2013

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Activists Mark 3rd Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Controversial ‘Citizens United’ Decision

“Get the money out of politics!” chanted members of nearly two dozen organizations in Love Park.

01/18/2013

The US Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, June 18, 2012. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Local Expert Weighs In On Supreme Court Ruling On Florida Houseboat

The US Supreme Court this week issued a ruling that may help houseboat owners avoid a pretty serious consequence.

01/17/2013

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Expert Explains Supreme Court’s Decision To Accept 2 Gay Marriage Cases

The justices will review an appeals court ruling that struck down California’s ban on gay marriage in addition to hearing a case on the issue of whether Congress can deprive legally-married gay couples of federal benefits.

12/08/2012

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Bundle Of Crime Bills Signed During Final Days Of 2 Year Session

Governor Corbett has signed into law a bundle of crime bills passed by state lawmakers in the final days of their two-year session, including prison-reform legislation.

10/28/2012

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