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Pennsylvania Supreme Court tosses challenge to eviction ban

Landlords had been waging a legal fight against the moratorium.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Ex-justice levels bias accusation at Pennsylvania’s chief justice

A Black woman who is a former justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a sworn affidavit that accuses the court’s chief justice, Thomas Saylor, of complaining to another judge about “her minority agenda.”

By The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules mental health doctors have duty to warn

Mental health professionals have a duty to warn of threats made by patients even if they are made against an unspecified person, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said in a split opinion Tuesday.

By The Associated Press

Republicans aim at Pennsylvania’s Democratic majority court in Pennsylvania

GOP Sen. Judy Ward said overhauling the courts are about “fairness for rural parts of the state to get a fair shake” from judges from Philadelphia and Allegheny County.
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania high court turns down lawmakers’ bid to end shutdown

“We express no opinion as to whether the governor’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes wise or sound policy."
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: July 1, 2020 | 6:21 pm

Pa. Supreme Court sides with governor in dispute over emergency powers

GOP legislature argued that it had the power to end Gov. Wolf's coronavirus emergency declaration
By Benjamin Pontz

Bill Cosby appeal in Pennsylvania will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

The 82-year-old has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Bill Cosby granted appeal in Pennsylvania sex assault case

Comedian Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press