Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over 'Adequate' Education in PennsylvaniaIn dismissing the suit brought by six school districts, parents, and the NAACP, Commonwealth Court ruled that funding schools is an issue for the state legislature, not the courts.
Courtroom Efforts Continue To Get City Commissioner Singer Back on Election BallotIf the judge removes her from the ballot when the hearing resumes next week, says she she'll appeal to Commonwealth Court.
Phila. School District Takes Dispute Over Teacher Health Premiums to a Higher CourtThe district is appealing to Commonwealth Court, where it seeks a judgment on whether the School Reform Commission has the authority to cancel the PFT contract.
23 Couples Want Their Pa. Same-Sex Marriages Certified By Changing Wedding DateThe proposed settlement would essentially move the anniversary date for the twenty-three couples still part of the case to May 20, 2014 -- the same date a federal court found Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire PromotionsThe fourteen firefighters were promoted this past spring, under an order from Common Pleas Court judge Leon Tucker, but last week a Commonwealth court tossed out that ruling and ordered Tucker to dismiss the case.
Number of Plaintiffs Suing Conrail Over Paulsboro, NJ Derailment Nears 100As the cleanup from the Conrail freight train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ continues, people are lining up to sue the rail carrier over the leak of vinyl chloride.
Montco's Voter Photo ID Van Will Traverse County Until Election DayThe picture identification cards will be issued through Parkhouse, the county’s senior care facility, but you don't have to live or work there -- or even go there.
Commonwealth Court Hears Closing Arguments In Voter ID CaseThe parties in the voter ID case presented closing arguments yesterday, closing two full days of testimony before the Commonwealth Court on the accessibility of voter IDs, after the state Supreme Court asked the judge to reconsider his decision not to block the law.
As Courts Reevaluate Voter ID Law, Pa. Eases Procedure For Obtaining a CardAs of Tuesday morning, voters can get a voting-only ID without first trying to get a Penndot ID and without showing two proofs of residence.
Legal Expert: ‘Unlikely Court Could Do Anything But Issue An Injunction’ In Voter ID CaseThe Commonwealth Court is set to hear more evidence on the voter ID law next week. A legal expert explains why the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided to punt the ball back to the lower court.
Pa. Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Ruling Back To Lower Court For ReviewOpponents of Pennsylvania's recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Pa. Court Rejects Foxwoods Appeal On Loss of Gambling LicenseCommonwealth Court on Thursday upheld the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s decision of last December revoking Foxwoods’ license.
Ousted Foxwoods Group Makes Oral Plea In Pa. Court To Get Back Casino License“We feel very confident that we did exercise the proper discretion and did the right thing,” an attorney representing the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said afterward.
DROP Challenges In Philadelphia Elections Shifted To Pennsylvania High CourtA panel of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judges says it is the state Supreme Court that should have jurisdiction over the challenges to the candidacies of City Council members Frank Rizzo and Marian Tasco, and city commissioner Marge Tartaglione.
Appeals Expected After Philadelphia Judge OKs Candidates Who Took PensionsOpponents say they are not dropping the "DROP" issue -- the controversial city pension plan that's created a large measure of debate in and around Philadelphia.