Split Court Tosses Pennsylvania Victims’ Rights AmendmentA divided state court on Thursday threw out a victims’ rights state constitutional amendment that voters apparently passed by a wide margin, ruling it bundled too many changes together.
Court Schedules Oral Argument For State Senate Republicans' Lawsuit To Enforce Resolution Ending Gov. Wolf's Emergency DeclarationCommonwealth Court on Tuesday scheduled oral argument for later this month regarding the Senate Republicans’ lawsuit to enforce a Legislature-approved resolution that aims to end Pennsylvania’s pandemic shutdown.
Commonwealth Court To Hear Arguments Over Adding Victims' Rights Amendment To State Constitution In MarchA group of state judges will begin hearing oral arguments in March on whether or not to add "Marsy's Law" to the state constitution.
Pa. State Court To Hear Case Against Marsy's Law Ballot QuestionThe Commonwealth Court will be hearing a lawsuit challenging the ballot measure of Marsy's Law.
County Court Sued Over Ban On Probationers Using Medical MarijuanaA lawsuit is challenging a Pennsylvania county's policy that people on probation and other forms of court supervision may not use medical marijuana, even if they are in the state registry.
Lottery Gets Win In Pennsylvania Casino Gambling LawsuitPennsylvania casinos lost a bid in Commonwealth Court to shut down lottery games they said resembled casino gambling.
Judge Denies UPMC Request To Bar Highmark From Upcoming HearingA Commonwealth Court judge has denied a request by UPMC to keep Highmark from participating in an upcoming hearing.
Court To Rule On Secrecy Of State Police Social Media PolicyPennsylvania's highest court has agreed to consider whether state police should have to disclose more details about how they use information from social media to investigate crimes and make their own hiring decisions.
Second Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Challenge Heads To TrialA state court trial over congressional district boundaries is about to get underway in Pennsylvania as a parallel case awaits a decision in federal court.
Pittsburgh Airport Worker Loses Leg, Firm Ordered To Pay Workers' CompAn appeals court says an aviation company was wrong to reject a workers' compensation claim from a woman who lost her leg on the job.
City Offers Grace Period For Police Officers Living Outside City LimitsAmnesty is sometimes offered to people who live outside the law, but now the City of Pittsburgh is offering it to police officers who live outside the city, violating the residency requirement.
Court Restores Mandate That Police Live Within PittsburghA divided Pennsylvania appeals court is restoring a requirement that Pittsburgh police officers live within the city limits.
Pennsylvania Court Rejects Law On Municipal Gun OrdinancesA state appellate court is striking down a Pennsylvania law designed to make it easier for gun-rights advocates to dismantle local gun ordinances.
Court: Wolf Overstepped Powers In Firing Open Records ChiefDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf overstepped his powers when he fired the director of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the director's reinstatement with back pay and benefits.
State Wins Court Order In UPMC-Highmark Fight Over MedicareGov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane hailed a court decision Friday that they had sought in a bid to protect Medicare Advantage enrollees caught in the middle of a feud between two western Pennsylvania health care giants.