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Philadelphia Has a Real Chance to Improve Gun Control. Our Leaders Must Fight for It Like They Fought for the Soda Tax

A typical weekend in Philadelphia has now become one that, sadly, ends with a recap of fatal shootings. This past weekend was no exception, as […]

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Why the SCOTUS Ruling on PA’s Mail-Ballot Deadline Is Both Good News and Extremely Ominous

In the past few weeks, there have been enough legal battles over election rules across the country to make even the most seasoned lawyer’s head […]

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Soda Tax Haters: You Still Have One Fighting Chance

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the legality of Philadelphia’s controversial “soda tax” on Wednesday, leaving legislation as the only remaining option for opponents to strike […]

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GOP Lawmakers Seek Impeachments Over Redrawn Pa. Congressional Map

Twelve Republican legislators have jointly filed resolutions requesting that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives vote to impeach four Democratic judges on the state Supreme Court […]

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Court-Imposed Congressional Map Could Benefit Pa. Democrats

Pennsylvania has a new congressional map. On Monday evening, the state Supreme Court adopted new district boundaries that will likely give Democrats a boost in […]

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How Pa.’s Gerrymandering Decision Could Affect the 2018 Primary Election

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Congressional map “clearly, plainly and palpably” violates the state constitution. It’s the latest of several recent court decisions recognizing […]


Philadelphia Urges Pa. Supreme Court to Reject Latest Soda Tax Lawsuit

In a 59-page document filed by the City of Philadelphia, attorneys have urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reject the appeal filed two weeks ago by […]

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Reports: This Pa. Judge Is on Trump’s Shortlist for Supreme Court

Pennsylvania Judge Thomas Hardiman is on President Donald Trump‘s shortlist for a U.S. Supreme Court nomination, according to several news outlets. 


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Will Likely Be Democratic for the Next 6 Years

On Tuesday, voters in Pennsylvania approved a state constitutional amendment that raises the retirement age for judges to 75. The question was intentionally misleading: A […]

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The Philly Ballot Questions You’ll See on Election Day 2016, In Plain English

We know what you’re thinking: Who in God’s name cares about ballot questions when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are up for election? It’s true. The presidential race makes […]

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How a GOP-Sponsored Ballot Question Could Help Philly

Next Tuesday, Philadelphia residents will get to vote for president and members of both the U.S. and state Senate and House. They’ll also have to […]

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Pa. Supreme Court Rules School Reform Commission Can’t Cancel Teacher Contracts

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission violated state law by canceling its contract with the city’s teacher’s union in […]

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Wolf Nominates Republican Judge to Fill Eakin’s Supreme Court Seat

Governor Tom Wolf nominated Superior Court Judge Sallie Updyke Mundy to fill a vacant seat on the Pa. Supreme Court. Mundy would fill the seat formerly held by […]

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Porngate Emails Will Cost Ex-Judge $50K

A sudden resignation might have saved Michael Eakin’s pension, but the former state Supreme Court justice isn’t getting away scot-free for having shared racist, pornographic […]

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RE: Porngate — Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin Resigns

The never-ending Porngate saga claimed another victim today, as embattled Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin resigned from office. “We’ve been struggling with this decision for […]