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The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Shutterstock Photo/Nagel Photography)
GOP Effort to Gerrymander Judicial Districts Advances by 1 Vote

Democrats lost an effort to have the committee hold a public hearing on the legislation, which would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Pennsylvania's capitol complex will be closed to the public, starting Monday. (Shutterstock)
State’s Supreme Court Race Could Dominate 2021 Judicial Races

Lawyers and judges around the state are already lining up supporters and trying to figure out if they can raise enough money to win.

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Shutterstock Photo/Nagel Photography)
Majority-GOP Legislature Wants to Change Makeup of State Courts in Its Favor

As early as May 18's primary election, Pennsylvania voters could be asked to overhaul how they elect state Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges.

The GOP-led Senate voted to confirm yet another Trump-appointed judge on Tuesday. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
McConnell’s Senate Is Still Confirming Judges Rather Than Helping Millions of Struggling Americans

Instead of providing aid to struggling Americans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican caucus are focused on the only thing that seems to matter to them: confirming judges.

U.S. Sen.Bob Casey, speaks to reporters in 2018, in the studio of KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Sen. Casey Is No Fan of SCOTUS Nominee Barrett, Calls Her a Threat to Medicare

Pennsylvania's senior senator pointed out that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett wouldn't say whether she thought Medicare was constitutional.

Republicans have confirmed hundreds of conservative judges across the US since President Trump took office.
Republicans Have Been Packing the Courts Since Trump Took Office

Since 2016, President Trump and Senate Republicans have installed die-hard conservatives in lifetime judicial appointments, packing the courts in favor of their agenda.

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Health Care, Presidential Powers, and More: Five Influential Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Fall

The Supreme Court began its new term this week with two conservatives justices blasting the decision that made marriage equality the law of the land. Here's what else to look out for this fall.