legal-issues

Biden taps openly LGBTQ attorney as top federal prosecutor for the Philly region

BY: - April 25, 2022

Jacqueline C. Romero Romero is one of five nominees for U.S. Attorney positions President Joe Biden put forth last week.

Judge declares mistrial in federal bribery trial of Philly Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson

BY: - April 20, 2022

"You have failed to reach a verdict, but you have not failed," U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh told jurors.

Some cities, states say Big Oil should pay for climate damage | Analysis

BY: - April 20, 2022

If some cities and counties are successful, advocates expect a deluge of others to file suits.

Philly’s Black leaders say Jackson’s confirmation win is tribute to her perseverance

BY: - April 8, 2022

By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Senate’s confirmation vote Thursday for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first African American woman to join the Supreme Court, typified her perseverance in the face of grueling hearings, Philadelphia legal observers have said. In a historic bipartisan vote of 53-47, Jackson will also become the second woman […]

State appeals court blocks Pa. carbon pricing scheme for power generators

BY: - April 5, 2022

A Pennsylvania appeals court has blocked a carbon pricing plan from taking effect. In an unsigned, one-page order issued Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court said that the plan, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, could not take effect pending a full order from the court. The decision was first reported by the Associated Press. […]

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Attorney Cecil B. Moore raises his hand with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo via Temple University Libraries

Happy 107th birthday Cecil B. Moore: The perfect role model for Black attorneys | Michael Coard

BY: - April 5, 2022

All Black attorneys know how systemically racist America is - Cecil Moore knew it, and did something about it.

Ketanji Brown Jackson wins bipartisan support for U.S. Supreme Court with Collins’ backing

BY: - March 30, 2022

The Maine lawmaker is first Republican to pledge their support for President Joe Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court pick.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson is proof all judges should be Black women | Michael Coard

BY: - March 29, 2022

If white men are the disease of America in terms of racism, misogyny, homophobia, the obvious cure is a Black woman.

U.S. Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to start today

BY: - March 21, 2022

If she's confirmed, Jackson would make history as the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court.

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Pa.’s pandemic experiment in virtual courts yielded mixed results | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 17, 2022

A new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts offers three recommendations for improvements.

Reports: Biden to tap Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court

BY: and - February 25, 2022

If confirmed by the Senate, Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

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The Sandy Hook parents beat the gun merchants | Dick Polman

BY: - February 21, 2022

The settlement, after more than five years of litigation in the Connecticut courts, is downright historic