The one good thing about the independent state legislature theory | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - December 16, 2022

The doctrine, for all its faults, would protect the public from judicial partisanship.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Why the courts should stop Philly DA Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - December 7, 2022

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

BY: - November 2, 2022

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

BY: - October 28, 2022

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: - September 23, 2022

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

BY: - September 20, 2022

Half the attacks were over mail-in voting, according a new report.


Sixty years ago, ‘Florida Man’ helped defend our rights | John A. Tures

BY: - September 7, 2022

How one man really can make a difference -- and why it matters to us now.

Pa. House bill would provide compensation to the wrongfully imprisoned | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 30, 2022

161 people were exonerated nationwide in 2021, with each person losing an average of 11.5 years of their lives, data showed.

Federal judge sides with Texas, blocks HHS guidance on emergency abortions

BY: - August 24, 2022

Judge James Wesley Hendrix wrote the government's guidance from July “goes well beyond” the text of the federal law.

The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

With the end of Roe v. Wade, Americans are demanding Supreme Court term limits | Opinion

BY: - July 29, 2022

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they want fundamental reform of the nation's highest court.


Kids charged in brutal Philadelphia murder still deserve due process | Michael Coard

BY: - July 19, 2022

The online lynch mobs already are baying for blood. There's a long and racist history of that happening.


The Supreme Court’s abortion, EPA rulings could open the door to more democracy | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 19, 2022

The cases that are bothering people require a democratic political response. They do not demand a surrender.