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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

(File photo: a sign posted on a condemned property in the Gardens section of Mt. Holly, NJ.)

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

The US Supreme Court building.  File photo by Paul Gluck)

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

(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.  File photo)

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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Supreme Court Justice Gets Parking Ticket In Philadelphia

Even if you’re a member of the country’s highest court, run afoul of the Philadelphia Parking Authority and you’ll find a ticket on your windshield.

10/16/2012

from left: Former Governor Ed Rendell; Michael Williams, NAACP Voter Empowerment Project; Robert Williams, Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law-Camden; Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania; John Fund, National Review magazine; Ronald Ruman, Director of Communications, PA Department of State (credit: Ian Bush)

Voter ID Laws Under Microscope Of Constitution

As Pennsylvania’s highest court considers arguments over the state’s voter ID law, a panel discussion on Monday at the National Constitution Center featured arguments for and against.

09/18/2012

Deadline Approaches For PA Juveniles To Appeal Life Sentences

In June, the US Supreme Court ruled that mandatory sentence of life without parole is unconstitutional when it comes to juveniles. The deadline for juvenile lifers who want to appeal their sentence is Friday.

08/23/2012

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Part 1: A Spy In Your Car

“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.

08/09/2012

(The US Supreme Court.  File photo by Paul Gluck)

Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision Was On The Money, Says Penn Law Professor

“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.

06/29/2012

The US Supreme Court building.  File photo by Paul Gluck)

US Supreme Court Says Juvenile Murderers Must Have Eventual Chance At Parole

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.

06/25/2012

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U.S. Supreme Court Set To Rule On Health Care Law

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.

06/25/2012

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