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PMC Praises Reduction in Civil Case Backlog

In a press conference, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille announced that Pennsylvania has reduced its backlog of civil cases 19% in the past two years.

Philadelphia Judge Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

On Wednesday, September 23, 2014, Judge Joseph C.

Philadelphia Juror Scofflaw Court Returns

A group of 52 jurors who twice failed to report for jury duty, were summoned to appear in Juror Scofflaw Court before Judge Jeffrey Minehart. Of the 52, 10 prospective jurors were exempt from paying a fine, but were given a new date for service.

Former MDJ Charged With Perjury by AG

Former MDJ Charged with Perjury by AG

Veterans’ Diversionary Court Now Offered in Fayette County

Fayette County is now offering a Diversionary Program for veterans accused of minor criminal offenses. Through the voluntary program, eligible veterans are placed into six-month programs such as substance abuse treatment or behavioral health counseling.

Orie Melvin's Conviction Upheld

On Thursday, The Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld Orie Melvin’s conviction on six criminal counts and amended the sentenced imposed by Common Pleas Judge Lester G. Nauhaus.

Judicial Vacancies in York County Puts Pressure On Current 4 Seated Judges

The vacancies on the York County Court of Common Pleas are making it difficult for the court to keep up with its growing caseload.There are currently 3 judicial vacancies. Two vacancies resulted from the retirements of Judge Sheyl Ann Dorney last year and Judge Penny L. Blackwell on January 6.

Citzen's United Comes to Pennsylvania; Threatens Our Courts

US District Judge William Caldwell of the Middle District of Pennsylvania issued a memorandum opinion and order bringing the Pennsylvania Election Code in line with the holding in Citizens' United v. Federal Election Commission.