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Observations on the Penn State Law-Penn State Dickinson Law merger

“I’m not surprised that they’re trying to reunify the law schools simply because in higher ed today, I don’t think the economics of having two separate schools, two separate administrations, two separate sort of superstructures, if you will, two separate deeds. That doesn’t make sense to me as someone now associated with higher education.”

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Former federal judge worries a judge will be killed in today’s political atmosphere

Judge Jones said he worries a judge is going to be killed in today’s highly charged political atmosphere.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

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2 Pa. judges ordered to pay more than $200 million in kids-for-cash scheme

Two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks have been ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pennsylvania appeals court judge candidates talk temperament, not cases

ight candidates for four seats on Pennsylvania’s statewide appeals court endured an hour of lightning round questions during an online campaign forum on Monday.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Meet the candidates in a crowded Lebanon City judicial race

Five candidates are vying for a seat in the northeast section of the city of Lebanon: James Capello, Aurelis Figueroa, Erik Itzen, Anthony Magaro and Sean Maguire.

By Alanna Elder/WITF

Allegheny County judge sued for allegedly blocking virtual access to court proceedings

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani was sued in federal court Tuesday for allegedly barring volunteer court observers from virtually attending hearings in his courtroom.

By An-Li Herring/WESA