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Lawyers Ask For New Trial For Teen In Pregnant Woman’s 2009 Slaying

A boy charged with fatally shooting his father’s pregnant fiancée when he was just 11 is getting a hearing to determine if he deserves a new juvenile court trial.

03/05/2015

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Wolf Nominates Dean Of Duquesne University Law School For Pa. Supreme Court

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday nominated the dean of Duquesne University Law School and the president judge of Centre County to fill two vacancies on Pennsylvania’s highest court.

02/04/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Halting Action Against AG Kane

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is stopping a prosecutor from taking action on a grand jury recommendation that the attorney general be charged criminally in an investigation into allegations her office leaked secret investigative material.

01/22/2015

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Teen To Get New Hearing In Shooting Death Of Father’s Pregnant Fiancée

A Pennsylvania teen has been granted a new chance to argue there was insufficient evidence to convict him of killing his father’s pregnant fiancée when the boy was 11-years-old.

12/16/2014

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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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