Pa. Supreme Court Says Rapper's Music Crosses Line Of Free Speech, Used To Intimidate CopsWhen gangsta rappers use music to call for harm to specific police officers, they cross the line between protected free speech and terroristic threats and intimidation.
Pa. Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal In Doctor's Cyanide Poisoning DeathThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher in what prosecutors said was the cyanide poisoning death of his wife more than five years ago.
Sex Predator Law Challenged By Bill Cosby To Get Court ReviewPennsylvania's highest court will consider whether the state can lawfully designate certain sex offenders as sexually violent predators, as it's seeking to do in the case of Bill Cosby.
Pa. Supreme Court: Clergy Abuse Report To Be Released With Names RedactedPennsylvania's highest court is allowing a landmark grand jury report into clergy child sexual abuse and efforts to cover it up to be released.
Erie Diocese Releases Names Of Accused Priests, Educators While Grand Jury Report Remains On HoldA grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses is still on hold, but one diocese is releasing the names of all alleged abusers in their diocese on their own.
Pa. Supreme Court Tosses 2012 Welfare Law Over How Bill Was EnactedA Pennsylvania law that ended cash welfare benefits in 2012 and changed other human services provisions is being invalidated over methods used to push it through the Legislature by Republican majorities.
Grand Jury Report Could Soon Be Released On Sexual Abuse In 6 Pa. DiocesesPennsylvania's grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has been delayed once again.
Accuser Asks Pa. Supreme Court To Release Dioceses Sexual Abuse ReportA man who has accused a since-defrocked priest of molesting him as a 13-year-old is asking Pennsylvania's highest court to allow the release of a grand jury report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses.
Pennsylvania Court To Hear Objections To Church Abuse ReportPennsylvania's highest court will not allow the immediate release of a grand jury report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses.
Pa. State Trooper Slaying Appeal Focuses On How Eric Frein Was QuestionedPennsylvania's highest court peppered a defense lawyer and a prosecutor with questions Thursday about the police interrogation of a man later convicted of killing one state trooper and wounding another to act out his anti-government beliefs.
Pa. Senator Ordered To Pay $29K In Gerrymandering Case Legal CostsA federal judge is ordering Pennsylvania's top state senator to personally pay more than $29,300 to reimburse lawyers who successfully challenged the state's congressional districts as unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
Pa. Supreme Court To Determine If Drug Use While Pregnant Is Child AbusePennsylvania's highest court will determine whether a woman's use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law.
Pa. GOP Lawmakers Looking To Impeach Democratic Justices Over Congressional Map-MakingIf certain Republican lawmakers have their way, the seven-member state Supreme Court would lose four Democratic justices.
Republican Lawmakers Seek To Impeach 4 Pa. Supreme Court Judges Over Congressional MapTwelve Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania have signed on to resolutions seeking to impeach four Democratic justices on the state Supreme Court over rulings in the congressional redistricting case.
Pennsylvania Governor Urges Court To Stick With New Congressional District MapPennsylvania's governor and elections officials want the state's highest court to stand by its ruling establishing new congressional districts.