Pa. Supreme Court allows lawsuits over local gun ordinances to move forward
Now, individuals can challenge a city's firearm restrictions even if they haven't yet violated the law.
Pa. Medicaid abortion case heads to state Supreme Court
If the lawsuit were to succeed in removing the ban on Medicaid-covered abortions, Pennsylvania would join a list of more than a dozen states that already cover abortions through Medicaid, including neighboring states New Jersey and New York.
Your statewide voters guide for the 2021 general election in Pennsylvania
Every year is an election year in Pennsylvania, and that includes 2021.
The 2021 race for Pa. Supreme Court: The questions the candidates have to answer | Bruce Ledewitz
Simply put, I don’t trust the Democrats and I am afraid of the Republicans. Here's how they can convince me and other skeptics.
Did Pa. Supreme Court Justice David Wecht herald the death of God? | Bruce Ledewitz
I have a book coming out in a few weeks that argues that America’s deep divisions are the fallout from the Death of God proclaimed by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in 1882. But, I am asked, how can God be dead when most Americans say that they believe in God and almost half of Americans […]
Pa. Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf, call on Pa. Supreme Court to halt evictions
A progressive, first-term state senator has called for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to halt evictions in the commonwealth, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal moratorium Thursday evening on landlords removing tenants from their homes during the pandemic. State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, said in a statement Friday afternoon that replacing the federal […]
Pa. Supreme Court overturns Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, freeing him from prison
After spending three years behind bars, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the sexual conviction of comedian and actor Bill Cosby. In its ruling, the state’s highest court said former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor’s decision not to charge Cosby in 2005, freeing Cosby to testify in a subsequent civil suit without his […]
Those constitutional amendments were aimed at the Pa. Supreme Court as much as they were at Wolf | Bruce Ledewitz
The state Supreme Court, not the executive, is the branch of government that is out of control.
Legislative reapportionment panel deadlocks on 5th member; sends decision to Pa. Supreme Court
The panel sent a letter to the high court on Friday afternoon, which now has until May 30 to pick a chairman who can expect to spend a lot of time expect breaking ties among the commission's partisan members.
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.
Eight Democrats, six Republicans file to run for Pa.’s state appellate court bench
Pennsylvania voters will have to whittle down 14 judicial candidates to eight party nominees this May to fill four open seats on the state's appellate bench.
Lawmakers, Wolf need to clarify Pa.’s mail-in voting law before 2022 | Bruce Ledewitz
One thing we know: We don’t want another round of post-election litigation in 2022, like the long list of cases that were filed in 2020.