Pa. appeals court hears oral arguments in fight over RGGI
Petitioners in the cases, which included lawmakers and representatives from energy and labor groups, made their arguments to five of the court’s seven judges, in the hope that the court will find the state’s entrance into RGGI “unconstitutional,” and that the Wolf administration’s Department of Environmental Protection is “unauthorized” to oversee such an effort.
Judge hears impassioned closing arguments in Pennsylvania school funding case
Tuesday’s courtroom arguments followed a four-month trial that stretched from November to March.
Attorneys for Equity Forward, Real Alternatives make their arguments in court over open records
“This is not DHS’s money,” Voss, of Philadelphia-based Kleinbard LLC, told the court, noting that service providers are free to use state grant funding however they please, including by giving it back to Real Alternatives, if they choose.
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
Pa.’s political calendar disrupted by leg. redistricting; Lawsuit asks state court to clean it up
The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court on Thursday, is the first effort to rectify the misaligned timelines to finalize and implement the state’s legislative maps, and for candidates to successfully get on the ballot for the May 17 primary election.
National Democrats file new suit asking state courts to draw Pa. congressional map
The state had 18 the last decade, but lost one due to population gains in the other states after the 2020 census. The new population numbers also leave the state’s map malapportioned, unlawful and in need of an immediate redraw, the suit argues.
Crompton concedes; GOP takes three of four statewide judicial races
The Republican candidate in the last contested statewide race conceded on Tuesday, leaving the GOP as winners in three of the four statewide judicial races on the Nov. 2 ballot. In a tweet early Tuesday afternoon, Republican Drew Crompton, a Commonwealth Court judge appointed in 2019 who was running for a full, 10- year term, […]
What you need to know about Pa.’s 2021 statewide judicial races
Registered Democrats and Republicans across the commonwealth will also have a vote to fill four open seats on all three of the state’s appellate courts.
Democrats, Republicans each appear set to pick up one seat on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court
Megan McCarthy King, a Republican prosecutor from Chester County, and Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Daniel McCaffery, a Democrat, won with 26.1 percent and 25.5 percent of the vote, respectively, according to unofficial numbers from the Department of State.
Gun owners don’t need to break local firearm laws to bring a legal challenge, Commonwealth Court rules
A ruling issued by a state appeals court Thursday will allow gun owners to challenge locally passed firearms laws, regardless of whether they have been prosecuted for violating the ordinances. In a 7-0 decision, Commonwealth Court ruled that the pro-gun group Firearms Owners Against Crime and three of its members may challenge the constitutionality of […]
The way Pa. picks its judges is broken. But it’s still better than this GOP alternative | Opinion
To say that the elections are a farce probably understates the severity of the situation.