Stories tagged: "pennsylvania supreme court"


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 US Supreme Court on Monday allowed Pennsylvania to continue accepting mail-in ballots up to three days after Nov. 3, blocking a state GOP push to prevent an extended deadline for mail-in ballots in the state.
SCOTUS Denies PA GOP’s Request to Stop Extended Mail-In Ballot Deadline. But It’s Not All Good News.

The decision was tentatively celebrated by voting rights advocates, but also underscored significant concerns over what the impending confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett could mean for the Court.

In this May 28, 2020, file photo processing work on mail in ballots for the Pennsylvania Primary election is being done at the Butler County Bureau of Elections, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
PA Supreme Court Maintains New Mail-in Ballot Deadline

The court, which ruled last week that mail-in ballots can be counted if they arrive at local elections offices by Nov. 6, refused a request from Republicans to put its order on hold.

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Pennsylvania Asks Supreme Court To Rule on Election Dispute as Republicans Fight Mail-In Voting

The court filing comes just days after President Trump openly admitted he's undermining the Postal Service in order to make it harder to process mail-in ballots.

IIn this May 28, 2020, file photo processing work on mail in ballots for the Pennsylvania Primary election is being done at the Butler County Bureau of Elections, in Butler, Pa. Pennsylvania officials said Friday, July 31, 2020, the state will foot the cost of postage for voters to mail in ballots in November's general election, a move that Gov. Tom Wolf has made a priority as the coronavirus pandemic unexpectedly fueled high interest in voting by mail under a new state law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Pennsylvania to State Supreme Court: Please Extend Mail-In Voting Deadline

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is asking the state Supreme Court to order that ballots postmarked by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 be counted if they are valid and received during the three days following the election.