Pa.’s pandemic experiment in virtual courts yielded mixed results | Thursday Morning Coffee
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
If confirmed by the Senate, Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
The Sandy Hook parents beat the gun merchants | Dick Polman
The settlement, after more than five years of litigation in the Connecticut courts, is downright historic
State judges in Pa. and beyond face growing GOP pushback against rulings in election cases
Republican officials are trying to discredit state court judges who rule against them or issue rulings they disagree with in election-related cases.
Lawyer Robert Morris fought — sometimes physically — to free the enslaved | Michael Coard
Morris wasn't the nation's first Black lawyer -- but he left a big mark on history.
Black women in the U.S. House push for Supreme Court pick with a civil rights track record
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., is leading a coalition of Black women members of the U.S. House in a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to pick a Black woman for the Supreme Court — which he has promised — who has a track record of protecting civil rights. “The appointment of […]
Why do Pa. courts have a say on mail-in voting? They probably shouldn’t | Bruce Ledewitz
The Commonwealth Court decision striking down mail-in voting for the 2022 election is probably unconstitutional
Appointing a Black woman to the Supreme Court is not affirmative action | Opinion
Was it affirmative action when Jewish (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan), Italian (Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito) and Latina (Sonia Sotomayor) jurists were appointed? What about Clarence Thomas, a Black man?
Biden vows to nominate first Black woman to Supreme Court by end of February
Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving the White House its first chance to name a high court nominee
Pa. Senate bills aim to aid name changes for transgender Pennsylvanians | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A cadre of Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate are seeking their colleagues’ support for a package of bills aimed at lifting the legal barriers that they say bar LGBTQ Pennsylvanians from living as their authentic selves. In a series of ‘Dear Colleague‘ memos circulated last week, Sens. Timothy P. Kearney and Amanda […]
Allegheny Co.’s decision to suspend trials didn’t surprise local lawyers | Thursday Morning Coffee
Lawyers say they're concerned about scheduling and the prioritization of cases, according to a published report.
A parking ticket ended with a police shooting. After 4 years, the defendant has yet to go to trial
Todd Robinson’s attorney will argue next week that he has been denied his right to a speedy trial.