Courts must commit to judicial independence and integrity, Kennedy said. Former Justice Department lawyer Pamela Karlan added that opinions that fundamentally change the law can also change public opinion.
One of the Pennsylvania General Assembly's most powerful Republicans lost a primary race and another was in real danger as of press time of going down to defeat, both targeted by challengers from the right.
The new rule raises the maximum in certain instances by changing the limit to "an amount equal to the jurisdictional limit for compulsory arbitration of the judicial district in which the action was filed," rather than the previous $25,000 cap.
Following is a listing of executive, legislative and judicial action in Harrisburg and across Pennsylvania for the week of May 16. The Pennsylvania primary election was held May 17. Both houses of the General Assembly were in recess at press time. The Pennsylvania Senate and state House of Representatives were each set to return to session Monday.
In a panel on judicial decision-making, four state Supreme Court chief justices discussed the factors they weigh when analyzing their respective state constitutions, from plain text to legislative history and intent to the consequences of their decisions.
This week's episode features conversations with Diana Stern, GC of Palm NFT Studio, about how she became an expert in the metaverse, non-fungible tokens and blockchain technology, and Samantha Joseph, co-head of Law.com's Litigation Desk, about a new project aimed at helping others to begin developing their own expertise in those areas.