Public Education Advocates Take Pennsylvania To Court Over School FundingThe suit, filed last fall by parents' groups and a coalition of school districts, claims the current state funding system shortchanges students.
Bill Green Says He Won't Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court FightHe says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.
Franklin Institute Defends Its Plan For Electronic Signage on Logan Circle"It's only six by ten," the museum's attorney says. "It's an accessory sign -- it's not outdoor advertising." Opponents say it could engender more digital signs along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Pa. Commonwealth Court To Hear Complaint Over Gov. Wolf's Firing of Corbett AppointeeErik Arneson (left) went to Commonwealth Court seeking an injunction to be reinstated as director of the Office of Open Records.
Court Fight Ahead as NRA, Backed by New Pa. Law, Sues City of PhiladelphiaThe cities being sued have already challenged the constitutionality of the law in Commonwealth Court.
Pennsylvania Towns Sue Over State Legislation on Gun Control MeasuresMayor Nutter and a host of other Democrats from across Pennsylvania are going to court, trying to overturn a bill signed into law by Gov. Corbett last month.
Judge Puts Labor Contract Changes For Philadelphia Teachers On HoldThe judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the PFT. Two weeks ago, the SRC announced it was going to begin requiring Philadelphia public school teachers to pay a contribution to their health insurance.
Philadelphia Teachers' Union Files Court Motions Over Contract CancellationUnion president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act "cowardly and disrespectful."
City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks"This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor," says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. "It's not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It's up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly."
Court Gives Phila. Parking Authority OK to Switch Red-Light Camera VendorsAmerican Traffic Solutions had installed more than 100 red-light cameras at more than two dozen locations around the city, but the Parking Authority last year decided to award a new contract to Xerox.
Judge Promises Quick Ruling in Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Licenses DisputeCommonwealth Court judge Dan Pellegrini heard arguments on whether the state's Department of Health has standing to bring the case, and whether the case belongs in state Supreme Court instead.
Montco Asks Pa. Judge To Toss Pennsylvania's Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Montgomery County Solicitor Ray McGarry filed a response to a lawsuit challenging the Register of Wills Bruce Hanes’ decision to grant same-sex marriage licenses.
Pa. Sues To Stop Issuance Of Gay Marriage Licenses in MontcoPennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Lawsuit Aims to Overturn Recent Cuts in Pennsylvania's Welfare ProgramsAct 80, passed this year, eliminated the $150-million general assistance fund, which gave monthly cash grants of about $200 to more than 61,000 low-income and disabled Pennsylvanians.
Pa. Court Says Philadelphia Paramedics Can Remain In Firefighters' UnionAt issue was whether Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics should be allowed to stay in the union or, as the mayor wants, be forced to negotiate a separate deal.