Justice & The Courts
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to dismantle a key part of the Great Society. Here’s how | Opinion
The high court is likely to strike down affirmative action for college admissions, undermining racial equality.
Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments on order halting greenhouse gas reduction program
‘We know that the proceeds from the RGGI auction have the potential for further growth in a Pennsylvania clean energy economy,’ Katie Blume, of Conservation Voters PA said.
Pa. House votes on gun safety bills highlight Democrats’ ‘humble majority’
‘There is no doubt in my mind that the shameful era of doing nothing is coming to an end,’ Rep Dan Frankel said.
Appeals court judges embrace anti-abortion speculation
Mifepristone remains legal and on the market as the case winds its way through the legal system.
Pittsburgh unions file antitrust complaint against UPMC
PITTSBURGH — A coalition of labor unions has filed an antitrust complaint against UPMC, asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the hospital system has used its “monopsony” power to suppress healthcare workers’ wages in the region, and limit their options to seek employment elsewhere. The complaint filed Thursday by SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania […]
Arguments on landmark abortion pill case to be heard Wednesday in appeals court
It's the the next step on a path that will likely end at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Allegheny Co. judicial candidates spar over labor endorsements
Patrick Sweeney, Anthony DeLuca, and Andy Szefi are facing off in a 3-way contest in the May primary.
The Pgh synagogue shooting case should’ve been heard in Pa. court | Bruce Ledewitz
Federal jurisdiction over this case introduces enormous complications, both practical and legal.
Survivors want accountability and transparency. They’ve waited long enough | Opinion
By Katie M. Shipp As lawmakers return to Harrisburg this week, it is imperative that they prioritize passing window legislation that will allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice against perpetrators and the institutions that enabled them. As an attorney, I have received innumerable phone calls from adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The […]
Will Fox learn its lesson from $787M Dominion settlement? | Heather MacDonald
Last week, Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems avoided going to trial over defamation charges by agreeing to a settlement of an eye-popping $787 million. Many in the public felt that while the massive monetary windfall was nice, the delicious schadenfreude from a trial would have been priceless. A sizable portion of the nation felt […]
Rozzi urges Pa. Senate to pass standalone survivors’ amendment
The survivors’ amendment was set to be on the ballot in 2021 but the Department of State failed to properly advertise the proposal and the referendum was not held.
Pa.’s juvenile detention centers are overcrowded, but building more isn’t the answer, advocates say
Youth advocates and a juvenile justice official called on Pennsylvania lawmakers to address a shortage of space and staff that has created a crisis affecting children in the justice system. While the head of the state chief juvenile probation officers’ group said the solution is for the state Department of Human Services to make more […]