Pennsylvania

1233 ABA Journal articles on Pennsylvania.

Appeals court criticizes ‘judicially created parental alienation’ in case of baby with broken ribs
A state appeals court has accused a Pennsylvania judge of “judicially created parental alienation” and a failure to provide due process when she kept a baby in “protracted foster care” after receiving no explanation for broken ribs and then terminated parental rights.
Judge’s mass contempt trial and ‘high-speed sentencing’ violated due process, appeals court rules

A Pennsylvania judge who sent 54 people to jail for failing to pay fines after holding a mass contempt trial violated the defendants’ due process rights, a state appeals court…

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $1 each and $200K donation

Two black men arrested last month at a Starbucks in Philadelphia while waiting for a business associate have agreed to release the city from any legal claims in exchange for…

Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in retrial with additional witnesses

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a Temple University employee at his home in 2004.

Jurors in Norristown, Pennsylvania, found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated…

Black lawyer says golf club asked her group to leave on slow-play pretext

A black lawyer claims white officials at a golf club discriminated against her group of five black women golfers by asking the women to leave based on a slow-golfing pretext…

Pennsylvania DA is charged with protecting drug dealers, trading favorable treatment for sex
A long-time district attorney in Pennsylvania has been arrested on 31 charges that accuse him of thwarting drug investigations and trading favorable treatment for sex.
Cosby’s lawyers seek to replace judge because of his wife’s advocacy for sex assault victims

Bill Cosby’s lawyers contend the Pennsylvania judge who is presiding in the comedian’s retrial on charges of aggravated indecent assault should recuse himself because the judge’s wife is an advocate…

Impeachment threat for redistricting ruling is attack on independence, top state justice says
Pennsylvania Chief Justice Thomas Saylor is expressing concern over impeachment resolutions filed by lawmakers against four of his colleagues.
Supreme Court turns down GOP request to block Pennsylvania congressional map
A redrawn map will likely govern congressional elections this year in Pennsylvania after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a Republican request to block new district boundaries.
Pennsylvania mayor is convicted in scheme to solicit donations in exchange for legal and other work

The mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was convicted along with a lawyer on Thursday in a scheme to solicit campaign donations from law firms and vendors in exchange for city contracts.

Judge is accused of insulting and yelling at campaign workers for his opponent

A magisterial district judge in Pennsylvania is accused of yelling at campaign workers for his judicial opponent in a misconduct complaint filed Tuesday by the Judicial Conduct Board.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues its own congressional map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday issued its own congressional map to be used in May’s primary election.

The new boundaries could help Democrats gain three or four seats in…

Partner’s son admits embezzling $827K from law firm, says details are fuzzy because of drugs

The son of a partner in a Pittsburgh law firm pleaded guilty to bank fraud for embezzling $827,000 from the firm while serving as office manager.

Anthony Calaiaro, 34, pleaded…

Rulings make judges legislative targets; impeachment bid in Pennsylvania
Combative lawmakers in some states are trying to punish judges for their decisions. In Pennsylvania, the rebellion includes a call for impeachment.
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

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