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Pa. Supreme court case challenges parole ban for felony-murder convictions

BY: - April 18, 2022

Lawyers for the appellants, who were teens when they were convicted and spent decades behind bars, call it a 'first-of-its-kind' case.

Federal suit asks to block Pa. judges from picking congressional map

BY: - February 22, 2022

The case is being argued by two lawyers, one of whom is former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell. A conservative legal scholar, Mitchell helped design Texas’ recent abortion ban that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn.

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Pennsylvania’s Congressional redistricting process has failed again | Opinion

BY: - February 16, 2022

But there’s hope for reform if our state Supreme Court is willing to try something new.

Pa. Supreme Court suspends candidate petitions pending redistricting suits

BY: and - February 9, 2022

The high court made the decision in an order issued on Wednesday afternoon.

Pa. Supreme Court to take over congressional redistricting fight

BY: - February 2, 2022

In a 5-2 decision, the court ordered Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough to write up and submit her findings from last week’s arguments over the shape of the commonwealth’s new congressional map.

Pa. Supreme Court tosses Wolf admin.’s K-12 mask mandate

BY: - December 10, 2021

(*This story was updated at 4:34 p.m. on Friday, 12/10/21 to include comment from Philadelphia attorney Kevin M. Levy, who has tracked the Wolf administration’s pandemic management policies. And at 5:22 p.m. to include comment from House Republican leadership. It was further updated at 7:26 a.m. on Saturday 12/11/21 to include comment from the Wolf […]

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Will Pa. Dems heed the lessons they learned on election night? | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 4, 2021

Republicans romped in the statewide judicial races. That’s a wake-up call for 2022.

GOP triumphant in Pa. Supreme Court race; leads in three others

BY: - November 3, 2021

Republicans look to have swept four open state appellate court seats in Tuesday’s election, as the Associated Press called two races for the GOP overnight, and their candidates lead in two more. The top prize was an open spot on the influential Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which Republican Kevin Brobson, who is currently president judge of […]

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The Nov. 2 Pa. Supreme Court election feels more like an auction. That’s bad for justice | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2021

Spending on the race for the state's highest court already has topped $5 million, and more money will still flood in. The post shouldn't be for sale to the highest bidder.

Deep-pocketed donors pour money into Pa. Supreme Court race

BY: - October 26, 2021

Charter school advocate Yass, Philadelphia trial lawyers among top spenders this cycle.

Pa. Supreme Court allows lawsuits over local gun ordinances to move forward

BY: - October 20, 2021

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

BY: - October 14, 2021

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.