Pennsylvania dispatch: ‘it ain’t over till it’s over’, but in Pennsylvania, it’s over

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JURIST law student staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Dispatches Uncategorized United States dispatch Fetterman pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania state legislature votes to impeach progressive Philadelphia District Attorney

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Wednesday voted to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Krasner, a former public defender and member of the progressive prosecutor movement, has faced sharp criticism from Pennsylvania Republicans since his election in 2021.

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Pennsylvania dispatch: ‘If money talks, the US Senate election in Pennsylvania screams.’

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JURIST law student staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. John Fetterman’s political career began with his run for Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania in 2005.

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Pennsylvania Senate approves transgender athlete ban

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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a Republican-backed bill banning transgender women from participating in high school or collegiate women’s sports. The post Pennsylvania Senate approves transgender athlete ban appeared first on JURIST - News.

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Pennsylvania state legislature approves articles of impeach against progressive Philadelphia District Attorney

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The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved articles of impeachment against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Misbehavior in office is the explicit language of the Pennsylvania Constitution concerning qualifications for impeachment.

Fetterman Campaign Files Lawsuit to Count Misdated Pennsylvania Mail-in Ballots

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The Fetterman campaign claims that Pennsylvania's practice of discounting incorrectly dated mail-in ballots could disenfranchise thousands of otherwise eligible voters.

Pennsylvania court declares state mail-in voting law unconstitutional

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The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Friday declared unconstitutional Pennsylvania’s “no-excuse mail-in voting law,” which permits voters to cast their ballots by mail without providing an excuse for their absence.

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Transgender sports ban passes Pennsylvania House

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday passed a bill that would prohibit transgender girls and women from competing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity. ” The bill now heads to the Pennsylvania Senate.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down victims’ rights constitutional amendment

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down “Marsy’s Law,” a victims’ rights amendment that would have added a new provision to Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution.

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US Justice Department finds Pennsylvania courts discriminate against opioid users

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday publicly released a letter that found Pennsylvania’s court system violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it prohibited or limited individuals under court supervision from taking medication to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).

Pennsylvania AG sues to block voter information subpoenas

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday that his office is suing Senate Republicans in order to stop them from subpoenaing the personal information of voters. The US Supreme Court dismissed the final challenge to the 2020 presidential election from Pennsylvania in April.

Pennsylvania top court upholds law expanding mail-in voting

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a law expanding the state’s vote-by-mail measures, finding the law does not violate the state constitution. At the time that it passed, Act 77 had bipartisan support, passing both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature with overwhelming support.

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Pennsylvania Republicans ask US Supreme Court to halt new congressional map

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A group, including a pair of Republican candidates for office, Monday submitted an emergency application for a writ of injunction, asking the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of a new congressional map in Pennsylvania.

US Supreme Court blocks Pennsylvania county from counting mail-in ballots amid Senate primary legal battle

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday issued an order temporarily blocking the counting of some Pennsylvania mail-in ballots that do not have a handwritten date on their declaration forms.

Pennsylvania dispatch: abortion rights activists and supporters say ‘bodies are on the ballot’ as midterms come down to the wire

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. There are a lot of good candidates in Pennsylvania trying to do that work.

Pennsylvania dispatch: US Senate candidates clash in TV debate that left some core issues unaddressed

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. This was the first Pennsylvania political debate she had watched.

DOJ sues Pennsylvania courts for discrimination against recovering opioid addicts

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the Unified Judicial System (UJS) of Pennsylvania, alleging that the UJS has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Pennsylvania appeals court orders election officials to track mail-in ballots without dated envelopes

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A Pennsylvania intermediate appellate court ordered the state’s election officials to track US Senate primary race mail-in ballots without dated envelopes. McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz are closely competing in the Republican primary contest for Pennsylvania’s open seat in the Senate.

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Former Pennsylvania judges ordered to pay $200M to victims of juvenile detention scandal

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A federal judge Wednesday ordered former Pennsylvania judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan to pay more than $200 million in damages to victims in the 2010 “kids for cash” juvenile detention scandal.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopts new map for US House districts

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted Wednesday the state’s new congressional map for the US House of Representatives, breaking a partisan deadlock. The court selected a map submitted by Pennsylvania voters. As a result, instead of 18 seats, Pennsylvania was left with 17.

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DOJ settles discrimination case against Pennsylvania regional transit authority

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday announced it settled an employment discrimination case against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), a regional public transportation authority based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

US Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania election officials to count undated mail-in ballots

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The US Supreme Court Thursday rejected an emergency appeal that would have prevented the counting of 257 mail-in votes in an election for a Pennsylvania judgeship. Uncategorized Domestic elections mail-in ballots pennsylvania US Supreme Court voting voting rights

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules police officers can no longer search vehicles without a warrant

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Article 1, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution offers greater protection to citizens from warrantless searches of their vehicles than does the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Pennsylvania voters file suit asking state court to redraw congressional districts

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Registered voters filed suit Friday, asking the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to intervene in the state’s 2021 redistricting process. In the last decade, Pennsylvania’s population has grown more slowly than other states.

Pennsylvania top court rules Commonwealth can use WiFi connection data without warrant

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The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of the Commonwealth on Wednesday , allowing Pennsylvania to use WiFi connection information which police obtained without a warrant to pinpoint the defendant’s location at the time of an on-campus robbery at Moravian College.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says Amazon Must Pay Warehouse Workers for Security Checks

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In their 5-2 split decision, the justices found that Amazon must abide by Pennsylvania's minimum wage laws, which are stricter than their federal counterparts.

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Bill Cosby Reportedly Considering “Wrongful Imprisonment” Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania

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News & Politics bill cosby cosby conviction cosby released crime lawsuit Pennsylvania wrongful imprisonmentA spokesperson for the disgraced actor and comedian said that Cosby is "owed" hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Police Stop Exorcism in Action at Pennsylvania Home Depot

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Weird Crimes commenters exorcism exorcist Facebook Home Depot home improvement store incident report lumber aisle odd Pennsylvania Report ritual seance strange summon spirits unusualEveryone wants to know why there was an exorcism in the lumber aisle of Home Depot.

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Pennsylvania Launches Pardon Process for Marijuana Convictions

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A new program launched by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt.

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Pennsylvania Launches Program to Clear Criminal Convictions

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Nearly three million people in Pennsylvania have a criminal record and more than 200,000 new criminal cases are filed each year.

Pennsylvania court voids health secretary’s school mask order

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The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Wednesday voided Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam’s school mask mandate. Petitioners, including parents and school districts in Pennsylvania, and respondent, Beam, each requested relief. ” The post Pennsylvania court voids health secretary’s school mask order appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

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Shooter Dead After Three Killed in Rural Pennsylvania 

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Two men and two women died following what a local district attorney called a “mass fatality” shooting Saturday in rural Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania pharmacy owner must pay $4M for “no questions asked” oxycodone sales

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A neighborhood pharmacy owner was the largest purchaser of oxycodone among retail pharmacies in the entire state of Pennsylvania by 2016 and pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and fraud. Daily Legal SYN Top Story biopharma nl DOJ opioid epidemic oxycodone Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania municipalities sue state over preemption of local plastic bans

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Philadelphia and three other municipalities, filed suit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania legislature on Wednesday, claiming the legislature unconstitutionally deprived the municipalities of their right to pass ordinances on single-use plastics. ” In 2019 and 2020, the legislature used this amendment “to sneak in a provision prohibiting plastics legislation by Pennsylvania municipalities into state law.”

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Pennsylvania top court rules for gas drilling firms in antitrust lawsuit

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the attorney general’s office does not have authority under the consumer protection law to sue natural gas exploration firms over their leasing practices. Uncategorized antitrust domestic gas natural gas oil pennsylvania