After 21 Years On PA Supreme Court, Chief Justice Ron Castille Steps DownJustice Castille calculates 43 years in public service: first as a marine in Vietnam, where he lost a leg, then 20 years as Philadelphia District Attorney, and 21 as a Justice, including 8 as Chief Justice.
Pa. Ruling Lets Law Firm Donate Services Without Limit To Mayoral CandidateBack in 2007, then-candidate Bob Brady (in photo) faced a challenge from rival Tom Knox, and Brady racked up nearly a half-million dollars in legal fees.
With One Notable Exception, Pa. High Court E-Mails Get Clean ReviewSpecial counsel Rob Byers says he combed nearly 5,000 e-mails -- any between a justice and the state attorney general's office between 2008 and 2012.
Attorney for Bucks Schoolgirl Who Lost Leg: Time To Update Award LimitsAshley Zauflik was 17 when she was dragged under a Pennsbury school bus seven years ago, losing her leg and suffering other severe injuries.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Set To Hear Case Of Monsignor LynnThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in Harrisburg from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office as it seeks the re-instatement of the child-endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.
Voters Will Have Chance To Remake Pa. High CourtVoters will soon get a chance to render their own verdict on the seven-member court, as three spots are up for election next year. Ambitious lawyers and lower-level judges are lining up to make sure there will be choices.
City Council Hit With Federal Lawsuit Over Its Rules On Citizen SpeechesLocal activist Patrick Duff has filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia City Council claiming that Council violates the First Amendment by limiting the topics of speeches made during its weekly meetings.
Pennsylvania High Court Heads Toward UncertaintyThe abrupt retirement of a Pa. Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal is likely to leave the high court without a tie-breaking vote for the rest of the year as the panel is set to undergo significant change.
Justice McCaffery Leaving Pa. Supreme Court, Sidestepping E-mail ScandalEmbroiled in a porn e-mail scandal, Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Seamus McCaffery is leaving the bench.
Porn E-mail Scandal Leads To Suspension Of Pa. JusticeWithin the next month the judicial conduct board will review McCaffery's allegations as they determine whether or not to file formal misconduct charges against him.
Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery Says He's Being Railroaded by Chief JusticeJustice Seamus McCaffery, caught in a porn e-mail scandal, is accusing the court's chief justice, Ron Castille, of trying to use the scandal to take him down.
Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in PennsylvaniaSeveral years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.
Pa. High Court Considers Whether Phila. Voting Machines Are Too UnreliableThe machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.
SCOPA Hears Arguments On Legality Of Widely Used Electronic Voting MachinesThe machines are called direct recording electronic, or DRE, and with a press of a button or turn of a wheel voters can choose the next governor or congressman, with choice recorded directly into the machine's memory. Advocates says there's a problem.
Hiring Test May Be DiscriminatoryIs an employment test, applied equally to everyone, against the law just because one group fails much more than another?