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Ex-Steelers Player Eyes Pennsylvania High Court

A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers said Monday he will be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year.

11/24/2014

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Judge Orders Orie Melvin Back To House Arrest

Judge Lester Nauhaus has ordered former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to return to house arrest.

11/04/2014

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Orie Melvin Drops Appeal, Hopes To Serve Sentence Soon

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has dropped her appeal of her campaign corruption conviction and has submitted drafts of apology letters she is ordered to send to other state judges and former staffers while serving her house arrest sentence.

10/28/2014

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Appeals Court Upholds Orie Melvin’s Conviction, Alters Terms Of Apology

A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.

08/21/2014

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Pa. Supreme Court Denies Baumhammers’ Appeal

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.

05/28/2014

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Chief Justice Criticizes Prosecutors In Poplawski Case

Richard Poplawski is on death row, convicted for the murders of Pittsburgh Police Officers Paul Sciullo, Stephen Mayle and Eric Kelly.

04/09/2014

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Former Penn St. President Wins Lawsuit Delay

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.

02/26/2014

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High Court Strikes Down Zoning Limits On Gas Drilling

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is striking down provisions that stripped the power that municipalities had over where natural gas drilling activity could occur.

12/19/2013

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World Mourns Mandela, Local Man Remembers His Time With The Revolutionary

Nelson Mandela made one visit to Pittsburgh back in 1991. But one local man has a very special connection to Mandela.

12/06/2013

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A.G.’s Office Asks Pa. Supreme Court To Review Jordan Brown Case

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is asking the state Supreme Court to review the Jordan Brown case.

08/21/2013

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More Settlements Expected In Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

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.

08/20/2013

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1st Settlement Reached In Penn State-Sandusky Scandal

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.

08/18/2013

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Penn State Ex-Officials To Stand Trial

Three former Penn State administrators have been ordered to stand trial in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

07/30/2013

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3 Ex-Penn State Officials In Court For Hearing

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.

07/29/2013

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Court Rejects Appeal By 2 In PSU Abuse Case

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.

06/07/2013

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