Pennsylvania Supreme Court
An unemployed immigration attorney lost an appeal Tuesday of his conviction and death sentence for shooting to death five people during a 2000 attack that targeted ethnic minorities in western Pennsylvania.
Richard Poplawski is on death row, convicted for the murders of Pittsburgh Police Officers Paul Sciullo, Stephen Mayle and Eric Kelly.
A Pennsylvania judge is granting former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s request to put on hold his defamation civil lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh and Freeh’s law firm.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is striking down provisions that stripped the power that municipalities had over where natural gas drilling activity could occur.
Nelson Mandela made one visit to Pittsburgh back in 1991. But one local man has a very special connection to Mandela.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is asking the state Supreme Court to review the Jordan Brown case.
Negotiations between Penn State and young men who claim they were abused by Jerry Sandusky are starting to bear fruit, with lawyers involved saying there will be more settlement announcements in the coming days.
A young man who testified he was fondled by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has reached a settlement that gives him some peace of mind while putting the university in a better position to recover the money through a third party, the man’s attorney says.
Three former Penn State administrators have been ordered to stand trial in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Penn State’s former president and two ex-administrators are in court on charges accusing them of failing to tell police about a sexual abuse allegation involving Jerry Sandusky and then trying to cover it up.
The state’s highest court turned down appeals Friday by two of the three former Penn State administrators facing criminal charges alleging they covered up child abuse complaints against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The impact of the conviction and resignation of former Justice Joan Orie Melvin is already being felt with a stalled decision on a matter of vital importance.
She may be a felon convicted on six counts of public corruption, but Justice Joan Orie Melvin is still a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — for now.
The corruption trial for suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin resumed Thursday morning.
The corruption trial of Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie continues Tuesday.