Philadelphia Inquirer writer, covering PA state government. Typist. Mom. Dog mom. Grumpy Greek. There are no dumb questions - so I tell myself.

Solitary confinement to be lifted for inmate left there for 37 years

mcall.com — HARRISBURG - In a case that trained a spotlight on the state's corrections practices, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that a convicted murderer from Philadelphia who has spent nearly 37 years in solitary confinement must be transitioned into the prison's general population.

Pennsylvania Governor Calls on Convicted State Rep. Acosta to Resign

governing.com — State Rep. Leslie Acosta vowed Tuesday to remain in office and to continue her reelection campaign even as leaders of her party -- including Gov. Wolf -- called for her to resign over the revelation last week that she secretly had pleaded guilty to federal felony charges earlier this year.

Gov. Wolf calls for convicted state Rep. Acosta to resign; she vows to stay

philly.com — State Rep. Leslie Acosta vowed Tuesday to remain in office and to continue her reelection campaign even as leaders of her party - including Gov. Wolf - called for her to resign over the revelation last week that she secretly had pleaded guilty to federal felony charges earlier this year.

For aging inmate, 37 years in solitary confinement is enough, judge rules

philly.com — HARRISBURG - In a case that trained a harsh spotlight on the state's corrections practices, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that a convicted murderer from Philadelphia who has spent nearly 37 years in solitary confinement must be transitioned into the prison's general population.

Battle over judges' retirement age is important and here's why

mcall.com — HARRISBURG - By the end of the year, 19 judges statewide could be forced to retire, including the chief justice of Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. By the end of next year, 28 more would be expected to join their ranks. Voters could change that in November, with a ballot question asking them to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges.

New attempt to stop ballot question raising judges' retirement age

post-gazette.com — HARRISBURG -- The fight over the wording of a ballot question on raising the retirement age for judges has landed in Commonwealth Court. Former state Supreme Court Justices Ronald D. Castille and Stephen Zappala Sr., together with prominent Philadelphia attorney Richard A.

Brady on State Rep. Acosta: 'She should resign now' after guilty plea

philly.com — The chairman of the Democratic City Committee on Monday called on State Rep. Leslie Acosta to resign, three days after it was revealed that she secretly pleaded guilty to federal felony charges this year without informing party leaders that she had been charged.

New attempt to stop ballot question raising judges' retirement age

philly.com — HARRISBURG - The fight over the wording of a ballot question on raising the retirement age for judges has landed in Commonwealth Court. Former state Supreme Court Justices Ronald D. Castille and Stephen Zappala Sr., together with prominent Philadelphia attorney Richard A.

Brady on convicted state Rep. Acosta: 'She should resign now'

philly.com — The chairman of the Democratic City Committee called on State Rep. Leslie Acosta to resign Monday, three days after it was revealed that she secretly pleaded guilty to federal felony crimes earlier this year without even informing party leaders that she had been charged.

Spotlight on Supreme Court as battle over judges' retirement age

philly.com — HARRISBURG - By the end of the year, 19 judges statewide could be forced to retire, including the chief justice of Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. By the end of next year, 28 more would be expected to join their ranks. Voters could change that in November, with a ballot question asking them to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges.
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Sep 23, 2016

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Sep 20, 2016

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Sep 16, 2016

Breaking: PA Supreme Court denies keeping alive a high-stakes challenge to the wording of the judicial retirement age ballot question.


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