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“Black boxes” are becoming more common in cars. They’re designed to record information about the vehicle at the time of an accident, and even give those behind the wheel a shot at lowering their insurance bills.
“It may well be that as the chief justice, John Roberts cared a little more about the court’s institutional posture and just was not willing to take what would have been an extraordinarily activist step,” says Ted Ruger.
The decision — related to excessive sanctions and the precept of justice that punishment for crimes should be graduated and proportioned — could have the biggest impact here in Pennsylvania.
This is a very big week for President Barrack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with a major decision expected as early as Monday from the United States Supreme Court on the big health care law.
The report by the Commonwealth Fund says 41 percent of those between 19 and 29 did not get medical care over the past year because of the cost. And among the uninsured, the figure jumped to 60 percent.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have set up a state-run exchange to allow people to easily shop for health insurance.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that South Jersey prison officials had the right to strip-search a Bordentown man in 2005, even though he was never charged with a crime.
Saying they want to limit corporate influence on American elections, about a hundred demonstrators took to the streets of center city Philadelphia on Friday afternoon in an attempt to gather support for a Constitutional amendment.
Christopher Wright, former chief of staff to the recently retired at-large councilman Jack Kelly, had been convicted in 2009 of what’s called “honest services fraud.”
The Federal Communications Commission is now considering whether to appeal a federal court ruling yesterday that CBS cannot be fined for Janet Jackson’s notorious “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl.
A Philadelphia city councilman says staffing shortages in the Philadelphia Fire Department could be readily solved if the mayor let dozens of firefighters who are due to retire stay an extra year.
US Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s “Diversity Award,” which will be renamed in her honor.
Gay rights activists in Philadelphia and elsewhere are praising President Obama’s decision to stop supporting the “Defense of Marriage Act.” That’s the federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriages.