Courts

Montgomery county courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
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Jim Melwert
July 12, 2020 - 4:00 am
Montgomery County officials are rolling out a plan they say has been years in the making, which they say is designed to ensure anyone arrested and charged with a crime is treated fairly. Read more here.
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Judge's gavel
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David Madden
June 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
A slow resumption of activity is about to get underway for New Jersey's courts. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 08, 2020 - 6:06 pm
Philadelphia City Council has told the mayor it will not increase spending for the Philadelphia Police Department as he proposed in the revised budget he sent them on May 1. Members sent a letter to the mayor Monday following another day of budget hearings. Read more here.
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Judge's gavel
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Mike Dougherty
May 30, 2020 - 1:41 pm
New Jersey has a backlog of nearly 40,000 federal court cases and counting, because there aren't enough judges to hear the arguments. Read more here.
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Couple going through mediation
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Kristen Johanson
May 17, 2020 - 4:06 pm
Even with so many now jobless and on a limited unemployment income, alimony and child support payments are still due in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. One family attorney said it may be best not to call a lawyer.
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Prison.
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Cherri Gregg
April 03, 2020 - 6:28 pm
The Philadelphia courts announced new protocols for the expedited review of cases for those locked inside of the city's jails. Justice reform advocates have been sounding the alarm as the number of coronavirus infections behind the wall has ticked up. Read more here.
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
March 21, 2020 - 2:23 pm
Pennsylvania courts are now all closed, with very few emergency hearings continuing. It’s a chaotic time for criminal defense attorneys who are scrambling to help their clients while also having their offices shut down. Read more here.
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Gavel.
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Justin Udo
February 19, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Philadelphia judge has admitted to violating the judicial code of conduct, and the judge's violations stretch back nearly four years. Read more here.
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David Grier
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
November 30, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Weaving through the criminal court system for many victims' families is a long, arduous and painful process, sometimes taking more than a year and a half for murder cases to be resolved. One father has been sitting in every hearing for two years to see the man accused of killing his daughter...
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Michael White
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
October 16, 2019 - 2:49 pm
After just a few days of trial, the case of Michael White is now in the hands of the jury.
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