Fight over mandatory retirement for PA judges moves to federal court

Pennsylvania to join federal exchange; impact on abortion issue unclear

PA: Connellsville school district attorneys defend Ten Commandments monolith

“Central Pa. GOP lawmaker Mike Fleck comes out as gay”

Philadelphia legislation would offer tax credits for health benefits to same-sex partners

Freethought Today gets restaurant ‘church discount’ | Freedom from Religion Foundation

Challenge To Contraceptive Coverage Mandate By Pittsburgh Diocese Dismissed On Ripeness and Standing Grounds

ACLU Files Brief in Support of City of Philadelphia in Boy Scouts Lawsuit

Obama Nominates Three for Judgeships in Eastern Pennsylvania

Obama nominates lesbian Latina judge to Pa. court

Swartzentruber Amish Moving From PA To Upstate New York to Escape Regulations

PA: Elanco School District eliminates meeting prayer, but that doesn’t stop its residents

“Analysts: Gay marriage OK remains unlikely in Pa.”

Pennsylvania Judges Claim Mandatory Retirement Violates Equal Protection Clause

    Dechert LLP: Six Pennsylvania judges filed a lawsuit today in Harrisburg claiming that a provision of the Pennsylvania Constitution, which mandates all Pennsylvania justices and judges retire at the end of the calendar year in which they turn 70, violates their rights under the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and under Article I of the Pennsylvania Constitution.


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PA: Harrisburg City Council creates buffer around abortion clinics and other medical facilities

Mathematically possible? In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

PA: Suit On Discrimination Against Charter School Moves Ahead In Part

Western Pa. abortion protester to stay farther away from clinics to settle fed’s lawsuit

PA: Suit Charges Town With Forcing Property Owner To Display Church Sign

PA: Court Requires Street Preacher To Stay Back From School Bus Stops

Politics is the place where competing moral visions meet: A Statement on the 2012 Elections by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

ADF Lawyers Defend 5th Grade Student’s Right to Hand Out Christmas Fliers

Pocono Mountain School District lawsuit heard on federal appeal

3rd Circuit hears appeal over church party fliers | Times Online (AP)

How will 3rd Circuit rule on Christmas party invitations at school? | Alliance Defending Freedom

PA Legislator Introduces Reparative Therapy Ban

Pa. Federal Judge Puts DOMA Case in Suspense

    Law.com (subscription): A federal judge in Philadelphia has placed a closely-watched case involving the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and the survivors of a deceased Cozen O’Connor partner on the suspense docket, effectively terminating the matter pending the outcome of other relevant cases. U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania heard arguments on DOMA’s constitutionality in Cozen O’Connor v. Tobits . . .


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PA: Federal District Court dismisses lawsuit challenging ‘Year of the Bible’

Illinois’ Illogical Attack on Conscience is Pennsylvania’s Gain | Casey Mattox at Townhall

PA judge says voter ID not allowed

Judge orders mediation for Pittsylvania prayers case

Pa. high court wants review of voter ID access

Pennsylvania Pro-Lifers Seek Vote to Stop Obamacare Abortion Funding

Pennsylvania Top Court Set to Hear Voter-ID Law Case

FFRF threatens two Penn. schools re: Commandments monuments

Atheists Attack Prayer in Pennsylvania, Lose One in Tennessee

PA Christian school claims teaching hiring decision over homosexuality doctrine, not disability

FFRF threatens several PA school boards over prayer at meetings

Fate of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law rests in the hands of 6 state Supreme Court justices

PA: Mom seeks heart transplant for autistic son: Disability shouldn’t be a death sentence

PA judge won’t stop state voter ID law

PA court halts city efforts to prevent churches from feeding homeless in parks

PA: Catholic college denies petition for homosexual club

Rabbi Sues Over Pennsylvania Funeral Requirements

PA: Debating constitutionality of prayers before school board meetings

Judge In Zombie Muhammad Case Reprimanded: Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board confirms ‘private rebuke’

Justice Department Investigates Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

PA: Ellwood City Council Rejects Nativity Display

PA: Nativity vote could have significant outcome

Pennsylvania Hospital Merger to Result in Ending Abortions

Pennsylvania approves 4 new cyber charter schools

ADF: Prayer before meals back at the table for Pa. seniors

Pennsylvania: “ACLU questions affidavits for gay county employees”

Pennsylvania ‘House of Horrors’ law closes one abortion clinic, five others stop surgical abortions

W. Pa. town considers lottery for nativity display

Labor union limits focus to 8 battleground states

Pa. clinics to survive new standards for abortions

PA: Special interests trumped voters on choosing judges

Four State Democratic Parties Add Marriage Redefinition To Their 2012 Platform

Battle over the Penn. Bible resolution reaches federal court

Churches Challenge Philadelphia’s Ban On Feeding Programs In Parks

Pennsylvania works to cut Planned Parenthood funds; Louisiana nears passage of fetal pain bill

PA to defund Planned Parenthood! | Catholic.org

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Attempting To Defund Planned Parenthood | Inquisitr

Bill to be Introduced in PA to Defund Planned Parenthood | Ms.

University Of Pennsylvania To Offer Tax Offsets To Employees In Same-Sex Relationships

Pennsylvania could be next state to de-fund Planned Parenthood

Pennsylvania Joins Rush To Defund Planned Parenthood | Care2

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded | Huffington Post

Justice Joan Orie Melvin to step away from state Supreme Court to fight charges

White House nominates two to the M.D. Penn.