Bill Cosby Freed From Prison After Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overturns Sex Assault ConvictionPennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Outlines Plans To Step DownThe chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday he will relinquish that title to a colleague in a few months but stay on the court until his full retirement at year’s end.
Constitutional Amendment To Change The Way Voters Elect Statewide Judges Splits Some RepublicansA proposed Constitutional amendment to change the way Pennsylvania elects state judges may be on the spring ballot, if some Republican lawmakers get their way.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Alters Police Rules For Warrantless Vehicle SearchesPolice must have probable cause as well as “exigent circumstances” in order to legally search a vehicle without a warrant, a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Republicans Aim At Pennsylvania's Democratic Majority On State Supreme CourtAn amendment to the state constitution by Republicans would sort judges' seats into geographical districts where a candidate must live.
Recently Sworn-In Greene Co. DA Fights Child Welfare Agency Over Drug Testing HimA lawyer who was recently sworn in as district attorney in southwestern Pennsylvania wants the state Supreme Court to rule that county child welfare officials investigating complaints about him do not have legal authority to compel him to take a drug test.
Judge Accuses Orie Melvin’s Defense Of Not Following Rules At Probation Violation HearingFormer state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin will face a probation violation hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Orie Melvin Sentenced To 3 Years House ArrestFormer state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is expected to be sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty in a corruption trial earlier this year.
Orie Melvin, Sister Found Guilty In Corruption TrialThe jury has found suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie guilty on all but one count in a campaign corruption trial.
Jury Deliberations Resume In Orie Melvin TrialPITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury has resumed its deliberations in the campaign corruption trial of suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie.
Some Unity Twp. Shelter Dogs Still Need AdoptedA Unity Township animal rescue forced to get rid of more than 50 dogs has successfully adopted out 13 of them.
More Than 50 Dogs Could Be Put Down If Not Adopted From Unity Twp. RescueA total of 78 dogs living on just one acre of land next to homes has neighbors fed up and the owner of the rescue operation is asking for help.
Voter ID Law Case Sent Back To Commonwealth CourtPennDOT is changing the requirements for IDs, making it easier for everyone to get one before the November election. Now all you need is your Social Security number, but opponents say the change comes too late.
Pa. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Voter ID LawPennsylvania's Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday morning over the state's new voter ID law. At issue is whether the new law, requiring each voter to show valid photo identification, poses an unnecessary burden on the right to vote.
Ex-Employees Testifiy At Judge Orie Melvin's Preliminary HearingState Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin's preliminary hearing on nine criminal counts began Monday in Pittsburgh. Melvin is charged with using state-paid staff to run for election to the state Supreme Court.