Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Jerry Sandusky
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July 24, 2019 - 4:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky won't get a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday turned downSandusky's request that it...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner wants the state Supreme Court to rule Pennsylvania’s death penalty unconstitutional.
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Kristen Johanson
July 16, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia’s district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to rule Pennsylvania’s death penalty unconstitutional. He says it comes down to race and poverty, and he is using one Philadelphia case to advocate for the cause. Surrounded by fellow prosecutors and...
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Cherri Gregg
July 09, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is launching an inquiry into Philadelphia's bail system. The probe comes in response to a class action lawsuit filed last March by the ACLU of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has appointed a special master who will...
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Eric Frein arrives for arraignment to court on October 31, 2014 in Milford, Pennsylvania. Frein, a suspected cop killer, was taken into custody from a Pennsylvania airport hangar after a seven-week manhunt.
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April 26, 2019 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's highest court has upheld the death sentence for the man convicted in the 2014 deadly ambush on a State Police barracks. In its ruling Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the evidence presented at Eric Frein's trial was sufficient to support a...
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Flanked by doctors, Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai speaks at the Capitol in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
January 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republicans in the state House are warning that a proposed rule change being considered by the state's highest court could plunge Pennsylvania back into a medical malpractice insurance crisis. In 2003, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new rule that medical...
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Susan Frietsche (center) speaks at the Capitol during a Women's Law Project news conference.
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Tony Romeo
January 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania abortion providers have sued the commonwealth, seeking to overturn the ban on state dollars for abortions. Susan Frietsche, senior staff attorney for the Women’s Law Project , said abortion rights advocates have for a long time looked for an...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Kristen Johanson
December 27, 2018 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia judge has re-instated Mumia Abu-Jamal post-conviction appellate rights, more than 35 years after he convicted of killing Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Faulkner in Center City. City Judge Leon Tucker partially granted Abu-Jamal's appeal, saying...
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June 5, 2017; Norristown, PA, USA; Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Mandatory Credit: David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer-Pool Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK
December 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Bill Cosby will not be let out on bail while his appeal is heard. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday denied his request to be allowed out on bail while he challenges his aggravated indecent assault conviction. READ: Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state...
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Bill Cosby
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December 11, 2018 - 2:19 pm
By Maryclaire Dale PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme...
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Kathleen Kane
Montgomery County Correctional Facility
Jim Melwert
November 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Once a rising-star in Pennsylvania politics, former Attorney General Kathleen Kane is now behind bars, having reported this morning to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility — more than two years after she was convicted of obstruction and perjury...
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