Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Supreme Court tells Wolf to bring abortion amendment challenge to Commonwealth Court

BY: - September 12, 2022

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday denied Gov. Tom Wolf’s request to hear his challenge of Republican-backed legislation that includes a proposal to amend the state constitution to say there is no right to abortion services in the commonwealth. The high court’s order left open the possibility for Wolf to bring its case to Pennsylvania  […]

Whole-Home Repairs Act Rally held on the Capitol steps on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Wolf asks high court to invalidate Constitutional amendment on abortion in emergency filing

BY: - July 28, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf filed an emergency request on Thursday asking the state Supreme Court to invalidate a constitutional amendment that states there is no right to an abortion in Pennsylvania.

Transgender man from Delco seeks right to pursue adoption

BY: - May 31, 2022

The Pa. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case earlier this month.


America’s state supreme courts, including Pa., have a diversity problem | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 24, 2022

There are no Black justices in six states where Black people make up at least 10 percent of the population. Pa. is one of them.

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.


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 […]


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 […]