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Mistrial in Reputed Mobster’s Murder Trial

Two jurors were dismissed from the murder trial of alleged mobster Anthony Nicodemo today, leading the judge to declare a mistrial. The Inquirer’s Joseph Slobodzian […]

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Pennsylvania State Senator’s Former Chief of Staff Suing Her

The Daily News’ Chris Brennan reports today on a lawsuit Pennsylvania State Sen. LeAnna Washington is facing — from her former chief of staff! Sean […]


Ruling Expected Today in Challenge to Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ban

[UPDATE: 2: 41 p.m.] The ban has been overturned.  [Original] Have now heard from multiple independent, reliable sources that decision in PA marriage equality case […]

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“Joey Merlino” Just Filed The Strangest Court Motion We Have Ever Seen

This week, a motion was filed in Philadelphia’s federal courthouse. But this wasn’t just any motion. No, this was a motion filed under the caption […]

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Ruling Axing Voter ID in Pennsylvania Reaffirmed by Judge

Pennsylvania Judge Bernard McGinley reaffirmed his own ruling on the state’s voter ID law. He ruled in January that the central portion of the voter […]

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Philadelphia Courts Ask for Wifi Service

Apparently Philadelphia’s courts are ready to enter the 21st century. They’re asking City Council for $729,000 to put wifi in all the district’s courtrooms — […]


Philly to Crack Down on Skipping Jury Duty

Of the 596,121 residents of Philadelphia summoned to jury duty last year, 78,756 actually showed up. The 13.8 percent yield has pushed Judge John Herron […]

"Justice" engraved on Philadelphia's City Hall
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Poor and Accused of a Crime? You’re Better off in Philadelphia than Anywhere Else in Pennsylvania.

There are those who will see it as a mixed blessing, but there is one thing Philadelphia does better than every other city in Pennsylvania […]


Trial of Alleged Swiss Cheese Pervert Continued

NBC 10 reports the start of the trial of Christopher Pagano, scheduled to begin today, was continued because he has changed defense attorneys. Pagano, as […]

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Philly Court Makes It Harder for Government to Track Americans With GPS

Back in 2009 and 2010, a wave of burglaries hit pharmacies in the Philadelphia region. Most were Rite Aids. The thieves’ M.O. was consistent: they […]

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Trial Date-Setting Postponed On Case Challenging PA’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Associated Press reports that we’ll have to wait a little longer to get a trial date on the ACLU-filed case challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on […]