Pa. Supreme court case challenges parole ban for felony-murder convictions
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
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
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
The high court made the decision in an order issued on Wednesday afternoon.
Pa. Supreme Court to take over congressional redistricting fight
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
(*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
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
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 […]
The Nov. 2 Pa. Supreme Court election feels more like an auction. That’s bad for justice | Opinion
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
Charter school advocate Yass, Philadelphia trial lawyers among top spenders this cycle.
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.