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Jim Melwert
July 03, 2018 - 5:49 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — He was 17 when he killed his grandparents with a shotgun. Now, a Bucks County man’s back-to-back juvenile life sentences have been overturned based on a recent Supreme Court ruling. Richard Mazeffa pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder five months...
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Philadelphia labor leaders launched an instant protest to Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Janus case.
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Pat Loeb
June 27, 2018 - 4:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia labor leaders launched an instant protest to Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Janus case. The court ruled government workers who opt out of union membership do not have to pay dues, even though the union negotiates for them. Local labor...
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Chief Justice John Roberts (L) and Supreme Court Justices (2L-R) Anthony Kennedy, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan arrive for a joint session of Congress address by President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in February 2017.
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Cherri Gregg
June 27, 2018 - 3:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is considered the swing vote on the nation's high court. So what will be the impact and next steps after his retirement? "This is one of the most consequential retirements, really in the modern history of the courts," said Lisa...
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In this March 23, 2015, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy testifies before a House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill.
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June 27, 2018 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the high court. The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. A...
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People protest against the travel restrictions and limitations under Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, 2017.
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Cherri Gregg
June 26, 2018 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of civil rights leaders held a press conference at the Friends Center Tuesday to denounce the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from seven mostly Muslim countries. Local leaders are gearing up to take action. "We...
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Brendan Dassey
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June 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder whose story was documented in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." As is typical, the justices did not explain their decision declining to take the case. The justices'...
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This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.
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June 21, 2018 - 10:46 am
By Jessica Greskko, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted...
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In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, people line up outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington to hear arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country.
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June 18, 2018 - 1:14 pm
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. The justices unanimously ruled against...
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In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein departs the Supreme Court in Washington, with his family, after arguing his first case before the court.
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June 18, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled for the Trump administration in a case about prison terms that was argued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The justices said in a 5-3 decision Monday that judges need not provide detailed explanations when modifying a prison sentence. The case...
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Tony Romeo
May 30, 2018 - 10:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this month made it legal, state gaming regulators have taken the first steps to bring sports betting to Pennsylvania. The Gaming Control Board approved initial temporary regulations under which Pennsylvania casinos may...
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