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Chief justice of the Pa. Supreme Court outlines plans to step down

Chief Justice Thomas Saylor said the position of chief justice will be filled by Justice Max Baer on April 1.

By The Associated Press

Statewide judges get party endorsement to run for high court

Pennsylvania’s two major political parties have endorsed statewide appellate court judges to run in this year’s election for an open state Supreme Court seat.

By The Associated Press

GOP proposal to elect judges by zone advances by single vote

– A legislative panel on Wednesday narrowly approved a proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by zone, a movement largely motivated by Republicans’ anger over recent rulings from the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court alters police rules for warrantless vehicle searches

Police 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.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

High court opening tops Pennsylvania’s 2021 judicial races

The marquee race will be for Supreme Court, where the Democrats’ 5-2 majority has flexed its muscle with a series of rulings this year about mail-in balloting and coronavirus restrictions.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

US Supreme Court asked to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of northwestern Pennsylvania and the other plaintiffs want the court to prevent the state from certifying any contests from the Nov. 3 election, and undo any certifications already made, such as Biden’s victory.

By The Associated Press

Updated: December 2, 2020 | 5:18 am

Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

The 83-year-old Cosby hopes to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction because the judge let prosecutors call five other accusers testify.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Statehouse Republican groups cling to baseless election claims as lawmaking and legal chances fade

As the current state legislative session draws to a close and President Donald Trump’s campaign suffers the latest round of legal defeats, some state GOP lawmakers continue to falsely assert the 2020 election was rife with problems.

By Sam Dunklau

Pa. high court takes up Trump challenge to 8K Philly votes

The high court’s five-member Democratic majority agreed to take up the question of whether state law requires counties to disqualify mail-in or absentee ballots where a voter didn’t write certain information.

By The Associated Press