Gideon at 60: SCOTUS ruling reinforces need for competent public criminal defense | Matthew Mangino
Their rights are our rights—a buffer between rogues, zealots, and demagogues.
What plaintiffs targeting abortion pill want might not even be possible
Despite the plaintiffs’ claims that medication abortion is dangerous, there is ample evidence of its efficacy and safety.
Pennsylvania must fulfill the constitutional guarantee of adequate representation | Opinion
Pa. is one of only two states in the nation that provide essentially no funding for its public defenders.
How the judge who could ban the abortion pill won confirmation in the U.S. Senate
Trump appointee Matthew Joseph Kacsmaryk once worked at a conservative religious liberty legal organization.
It’s time to stop warehousing Pa.’s children and rethink our juvenile justice system | Opinion
Rather than spend as much as $1,000 a day to lock children up, let’s invest in them and their communities.
The one good thing about the independent state legislature theory | Bruce Ledewitz
The doctrine, for all its faults, would protect the public from judicial partisanship.
Why the courts should stop Philly DA Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial | Bruce Ledewitz
The effort to remove Krasner is a recall masquerading as an impeachment. And Pa., unlike other states, doesn't have recall.
Are judges ideological partisans, or impartial umpires? The answer matters | Opinion
Chief Justice John Roberts says the latter. But his already shaky analogy is even less credible now.
State courts are fielding a sky-high number of lawsuits ahead of the midterms | Analysis
Most of the election-related lawsuits now before state courts focus on fine details of election procedures. This can be a costly, time-consuming process for state courts.
Overturning Roe sends approval of U.S. Supreme Court plummeting, Marquette poll finds
By Erik Gunn On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned a national right to abortion, public approval of the court has fallen dramatically and stayed there, a new national poll from Marquette Law School finds. In the new survey, 40 percent of respondents said they approved of how the court […]
Republicans, allies have blitzed the courts with voting, election lawsuits | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Half the attacks were over mail-in voting, according a new report.
Sixty years ago, ‘Florida Man’ helped defend our rights | John A. Tures
How one man really can make a difference -- and why it matters to us now.