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Cheryl Krause Unanimously Confirmed to US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Cheryl Ann Krause has been unanimously confirmed by the Senate for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. President Obama nominated Ms. Krause to the bench in February, months after Judge Dolores Sloviter and Judge Anthony Scirica both took senior status last year.

July 9, 2014

Cheryl Ann Krause has been unanimously confirmed by the Senate for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. President Obama nominated Ms. Krause to the bench in February, months after Judge Dolores Sloviter and Judge Anthony Scirica both took senior status last year. The second seat on the bench has yet to receive a nomination.

New Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct in Effect

The revised Code of Judicial Conduct adopted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in January is now in effect. The revised Code was the result of nearly two years of work by a work group established by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as well as a committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

July 1, 2014

The revised Code of Judicial Conduct adopted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in January is now in effect. The revised Code was the result of nearly two years of work by a work group established by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as well as a committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Senate Committee Unanimously Recommends Governor Corbett’s Judicial Nominations

On Thursday, 13 of the 14 nominations by Governor Corbett for seats on the courts of common pleas and Philadelphia Municipal Court were unanimously recommended for confirmation by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

July 27, 2014

On Thursday, 13 of the 14 nominations by Governor Corbett for seats on the courts of common pleas and Philadelphia Municipal Court were unanimously recommended for confirmation by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Among the 13 include seven Democrats and six Republicans, ensuring bi-partisan support from the state Senate.

Pa. Senate Rejects Major Cut to Judiciary

After a late vote on Thursday, June 26, the PA Senate amended SB 324 to remove provisions that would reduce the size of the judiciary.

June 27, 2014

After a late vote on Thursday, June 26, the PA Senate amended SB 324 to remove provisions that would reduce the size of the judiciary.

Inquirer Editorial: Court cuts would hurt

An editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer weighed in on the debate over proposed cuts to the PA Supreme Court and the Superior Court.

June 26, 2014

An editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer weighed in on the debate over proposed cuts to the PA Supreme Court and the Superior Court.

Additional Wiretapped Evidence, Testimony, and the Impact of Ticket-Fixing Presented During Traffic Court Trial

Last week additional wiretapped evidence was presented along with testimony concerning the impact fixing tickets Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

June 25, 2014

Last Tuesday, Robert DeEmilio, a former Philadelphia Traffic Court officer, testified he now thinks his role in fixing traffic tickets was wrong. Mr. DeEmilio testified some individuals received preferential treatment based on a connection to the Traffic Court judges. According to Mr.

Plan For Statewide Veterans Courts Met With Some Skepticism

Representative Ryan A. Bizzarro, D-Erie, and Senator Rob Teplitz, D-Dauphin/York are leading efforts to institute veterans courts in all Pennsylvania counties.

June 20, 2014

Plan For Statewide Veterans Courts Met With Some Skepticism

Representative Ryan A. Bizzarro, D-Erie, and Senator Rob Teplitz, D-Dauphin/York are leading efforts to institute veterans courts in all Pennsylvania counties.

Defense in Traffic Court Trial Argues Investigation was too Narrow

Trial resumed Monday for the former Traffic Court judges accused of offenses related to ticket-fixing and favoritism in Philadelphia.

The jury heard arguments from ex-Traffic Court judge Michael Lowry’s defense attorney that FBI agent and lead investigator, Jason Blake focused his investigation too narrowly by not considering statistical data about the outcomes of traffic tickets.

June 17, 2014

Trial resumed Monday for the former Traffic Court judges accused of offenses related to ticket-fixing and favoritism in Philadelphia.

President Obama Nominates Four Area Attorneys to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

On Friday, President Obama nominated Wendy Beetlestone, Mark Kearney, Joseph Leeson, and Gerald Pappert to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania bench. The four nominees will fill four out of the five currently vacant seats.

June 16, 2014

On Friday, President Obama nominated Wendy Beetlestone, Mark Kearney, Joseph Leeson, and Gerald Pappert to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania bench. The four nominees will fill four out of the five currently vacant seats.