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Report: More Than One-Third of Philadelphians Skip Jury Duty

A new report released on Wednesday by Philadelphia’s First Judicial District states that in a given year, more than one-third of Philadelphians summoned for jury […]

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Philly’s Chief Public Defender Challenges Handling of Probation Violations

In a memo to top judges in Philadelphia’s Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas, the chief of the city’s public defender association wrote that […]

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Judge: Pete Rose’s Lawsuit Over Sex Crime Allegations Can Proceed

The wins just keep on piling up for old Charlie Hustle here in Philadelphia. World Series in 1980, Phillies Wall of Fame in 2017 and […]

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The Cosby Jury Will Come From the Other Side of the State

Commonwealth v. Bill Cosby will be heard in front of a jury from around Pittsburgh. Last month, a court ruled that the jury for Bill […]

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Judge: Cosby Jury Won’t Come From Montco

Update, 11:45 a.m.: Judge Steven O’Neill ruled today that the jury for Bill Cosby’s aggravated indecent assault will not come from Montgomery County — but […]

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State Lawmakers File Brief Against Soda Tax

Thirty-six state lawmakers have signed on to a brief opposing Philadelphia’s soda tax in Commonwealth Court. The Inquirer reported on Monday that the five state […]

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Ex-Chris Christie Aides Found Guilty in Bridgegate Trial

A jury today found Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie, guilty of conspiring to close bridge lanes as a […]


Judge Rejects GOP Suit Over Poll Watcher Rules

A judge has rejected an argument from Republicans that asked for the state’s poll-watching rules to be overturned. U.S. District Judge Gerald Pappert said that […]

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Not Guilty Verdict in DNC Indecent Assault Case

A Delaware County man was acquitted of indecent assault during the Democratic National Convention yesterday by a Philadelphia judge.

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Philly Judge Admits He Lied to the FBI

Municipal Court Judge Joseph O’Neill admitted today he lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during an investigation into wrongdoing in the courts. He pleaded […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf: “Free the Six-pack” in Gas Stations

You soon might be able to buy gasoline and beer at the same location — though not at the same time. In a letter to […]


Philly’s Court-Appointed Attorneys Are Getting Screwed

If the world has learned anything from Saul Goodman, it’s that the road to prosperity sure as hell isn’t paved in the salaries of court-appointed attorneys. […]


The Please Touch Museum Is Out of Bankruptcy

The Please Touch Museum’s 2008 move to Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park did not work out as planned. Revenue from admissions did not reach projected […]

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Pa. Judge Rules: Ted Cruz’s Name Stays on Primary Ballot

One of the (many!) subplots to this year’s presidential race is the status of Ted Cruz‘s eligibility to be president. The constitution requires the president […]

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2 Brothers Admit Peddling Bootleg Jerseys on Wildwood Boardwalk

As an expert in Wildwood boardwalk T-shirts, it’s time to let you readers in on a little secret: Not all of the shirts are officially licensed […]