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Court: Man charged with child porn can withhold his password

Pennsylvania’s highest court has ruled that a man charged with distributing child pornography does not have to tell police his computer password.

By The Associated Press

Court ponders discipline against Penn State case prosecutor

Amelia Kittredge ith the Office of Disciplinary Counsel told the state Supreme Court in Harrisburg that Frank Fina violated a rule against prosecutors issuing subpoenas without a judge’s approval to get information from lawyers about their current or former clients.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. Supreme Court to consider demand that State Police disclose social media monitoring policy

ACLU: “This is an investigation into your First Amendment-protected activities."
By An-Li Herring/WESA

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Courts tell judges to release info when making appointments

Pennsylvania’s court system is telling county judges to make public information about candidates when filling government vacancies by appointment.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania high court passes on death penalty review

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined a special petition to review the constitutionality of the death penalty but says it will still consider the fairness of individual cases.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Is 50 years a de facto life sentence? Pa. Supreme Court will decide

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory sentences of life without parole for all juveniles were unconstitutional.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Updated: September 11, 2019 | 4:38 pm

Pennsylvania high court asked to throw out death penalty

Only three people have been executed in Pennsylvania since capital punishment was reinstated in 1978, the last of them in 1999. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf put a moratorium on executions when he took office in 2015.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press