The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas is ramping up efforts to clear out a backlog of cases dating as far back as 1980, and in the coming months the court will put more than 100 languishing cases on an expedited case-management schedule that will entail putting attorneys on 48-hour trial notice.
The state Supreme Court has retained Pittsburgh firm Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd—the same firm that represented Attorney General Kathleen Kane when she challenged the grand jury investigating her—to review the contents of numerous allegedly offensive emails linked to Justice J. Michael Eakin.
With the future of affirmative action, union's agency shop fees, and the counting of one person, one vote in redistricting in the balance, the Roberts Court's conservative majority may return to dominate major rulings in the new term. But will it be conservative with a small or a big "c"?
“You know, I think there's a greater likelihood that I'll be the first American astronaut stranded on Mars" before American Apparel ex-CEO Dov Charney wins this lawsuit, said Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Green, who called Charney's alleged conduct "so far over the top, that you can't see the top anymore."
Five U.S. Supreme Court justices attended the annual Roman Catholic "Red Mass" in Washington on Sunday, where an archbishop urged civic leaders to protect religious freedom and to embrace diversity and immigration. Interpretation of the nation's laws "always must include the very basic right to religious freedom," Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory told hundreds of attendees at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.