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Pa. Supreme Court will consider whether life without parole for second-degree murder is ‘cruel’

BY: - February 19, 2024

Pennsylvania is an outlier in sentencing people convicted of second-degree murder to  life in prison without the possibility of parole, advocates for ending the practice say.

Pa. Supreme Court sets ‘high hurdle’ for commonwealth’s Medicaid abortion ban

BY: - January 29, 2024

The case was the subject of intense focus during last November’s election to fill a vacant seat on the state high court, with reproductive rights advocates pushing to solidify Democrats’ majority.

Spending around Pa. Supreme Court race set a new record, surpassing $19.5 million

BY: - December 14, 2023

Driven by the likelihood that Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court will weigh in on abortion rights in the next decade, spending in this year’s race to elect its next justice surpassed $19.5 million, setting a new record for judicial races in the commonwealth, according to campaign finance reports. As more than $8.5 million combined flooded into […]

Pa. Supreme Court will consider whether officials’ Facebook posts are public records

BY: - December 5, 2023

The state Supreme Court agreed to consider whether school board members' Facebook posts are public records under the Right-to-Know Law.

Pa. environmental groups file appeal of RGGI ruling

BY: - November 29, 2023

“Participation in the RGGI program would bring huge, known benefits to Pennsylvanians including lower carbon emissions, reduced air pollution, consumer cost savings, and job creation that would prioritize those most in need. It would also spur clean energy investments that provide additional public health, environmental, and economic benefits,” the statement reads.

Crunching the numbers: Comparing the Pa. Supreme court elections of 2023 and 2021

BY: - November 13, 2023

Judge Dan McCaffery flipped three Pennsylvania counties from red to blue in his successful campaign for Supreme Court, in what’s likely to end up being the most expensive judicial race in Pennsylvania’s history.

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State, local elections offer good news for democracy

BY: - November 11, 2023

The result of the 2023 elections could be to make future elections, including the 2024 presidential contest, freer and fairer.

How abortion became the central issue in Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court race

BY: - November 8, 2023

Abortion was not explicitly on the ballot in Pennsylvania's 2020 judicial elections. But reproductive rights advocates have learned the hard way that they have to play the long game.

Shapiro stumps for McCaffery and other Democratic candidates in Bucks County

BY: - November 7, 2023

 Gov. Josh Shapiro rallied support for fellow Democrats Judge Dan McCaffery and County Commissioner candidates Bob Harvie and Diane Marseglia in a campaign stop late Tuesday morning in Bucks County. 

Spending by Jeff Yass-backed PAC tops $4 million in Pennsylvania Supreme Court race

BY: - October 26, 2023

Spending by the Commonwealth Leaders Fund on behalf of Republican state Supreme Court candidate Carolyn Carluccio topped $4 million.

Working Families Party backs McCaffery for Pa. Supreme Court

BY: - October 13, 2023

The Working Families Party, which describes itself as a “multiracial party that fights for workers over bosses and people over the powerful,” is backing Judge Daniel McCaffery for Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  As the progressive Working Families Party looks to increase its influence in the Keystone State, it views the Supreme Court race as an important […]

Judges running in Pa’s Supreme Court race talk about judicial philosophies

BY: - October 12, 2023

The winner could end up casting a deciding vote on the future of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania.