The GOP’s focus on the makeup of state supreme courts escalated after a series of legal setbacks frustrated the party’s effort to redraw congressional maps in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
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Similar efforts have been underway in other states, with varying degrees of success.
Judges can limit any potential prejudice to a defendant by blocking jurors’ view of the dog and giving appropriate jury instructions, the court said.
An appeals court says a Pennsylvania federal judge shouldn’t have thrown out a legal challenge to township zoning rules that restricted operations at a gun range near Pittsburgh and limited “sportsman’s clubs” to nonprofit entities.
Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. has agreed to have a court-appointed corporate monitor perform oversight, including of the process of returning the money to 1,267 victims.
The lead prosecutor in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case believes the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its power and added “fuel on the fire” when the chief justice gave a weekend television interview.