On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Philadelphia court system witnessed the return of the juror scofflaw court. Ninety-two individuals were summoned to appear before Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge John W. Herron, for their failure to show up for jury duty.
PMC along with leaders of the Philadelphia’s First Judicial District, dignitaries and civic partners, celebrated Juror Appreciation Day today to recognize the crucial public service performed by citizens who respond to jury duty.
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Independent Investigation Into Ticket Fixing Scandal May Have Tainted Federal Investigation
The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that the independent investigation into the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket-fixing scandal, commissioned by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D.
A new report from the Center for American Progress reveals troubling findings on the efficacy of states in addressing the ethical complications of increased campaign contribution in judicial elections and their effects on perceptions of judicial impartiality.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has granted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s motion to consolidate the appeals of her criminal conviction and stay of sentence. Orie Melvin was criminally convicted on six counts for
The Pennsylvania Civil Legal Justice Coalition released a report detailing the growing gap in civil legal access for low-income
The Pennsylvania Civil Legal Justice Coalition released a report detailing the growing gap in civil legal access for low-income Pennsylvanians and the negative effects this has on litigants and the state.
Robert Mericle, a builder of for-profit youth detention centers, was sentenced to a year in prison, fined $250,000, and ordered to serve one hundred hours of community service by U.S.
In a four-page opinion Tuesday, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Pennsylvania's mandatory retirement age for judges.
On Monday, pre-trial hearings were held in preparation for next month’s trial of Philadelphia Traffic Court judges on federal charges related to ticket fixing and favoritism. Trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 19, 2014 in front of United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Robert E. Kelly.