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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Report: Young Adults Avoiding Doctor Visits Due To Cost

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.


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Christie Blocks Portion of Obama’s Health Care Reform In New Jersey

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.


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Attorney Irked By US Supreme Court’s Strip-Search Decision in New Jersey Case

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.


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Philadelphia Protest Marks 2nd Anniversary of High Court’s ‘Citizens United’ Ruling

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.


Retrial ‘Likely’ After Conviction of Philadelphia Councilman’s Aide Overturned

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.”


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CBS Off The Hook For Infamous Super Bowl ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’

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.



Philadelphia Councilman Wants Firefighter Retirement Deadlines Waived During Staffing Shortage

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.


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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Gets Award From Philadelphia Bar Assn.

US Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s “Diversity Award,” which will be renamed in her honor.