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April 30, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Philadelphia Traffic Court died Tuesday after a decades-long illness. The cause of death: corruption. It was 48. Shepherded to its grave by a statewide ballot measure, the court was preceded in death by other antiquated city patronage mills like the Clerk of Quarter Sessions (2010) and the Board of Revision of Taxes (also 2010, although after only four months in the grave, that one rose again). It is survived by a string of its former judges who have either spent time in or are still confined to prison for crimes tied to fixing tickets in exchange for porn, concert tickets, or the simple opportunity to extend a favor to a friend.
NEWS
April 28, 2016
ISSUE | SUPREME COURT Fill the vacancy The failure of Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) to perform his duty is an insult to Pennsylvania voters ("Toomey still opposed after Garland visit," April 13). American families expect to see their elected officials do their jobs. Instead, many U.S. senators are choosing to obstruct the democratic process by refusing to conduct a hearing and vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. It's time for Toomey and his fellow senators to make good on the oath they took to "uphold and defend" the Constitution and get to work filling the Supreme Court vacancy.
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April 27, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - The state Senate on Monday confirmed Walter Timpone as a justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, resolving a political standoff that had lasted for most of Gov. Christie's tenure. The Senate voted 33-1, a sign of bipartisanship that stood in stark contrast to the contentious and at times ugly yearslong fight between Christie, a Republican, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) over the ideological composition of the court. With the appointment of Timpone, a Democrat, each justice on the seven-member court has now been confirmed by the Senate, as envisioned by the state constitution.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A man charged in an armed robbery that resulted in the fatal shooting by police of his alleged accomplice appeared in court in Cumberland County, N.J., on Friday. John Bain, 31, of Vineland, N.J., appeared in an orange jumpsuit and shackles during a brief hearing at the courthouse in Bridgeton, where Superior Court Judge Robert G. Malestein ordered that bail be maintained at $200,000. Bain spoke little, other than saying he planned to hire an attorney. He was charged with robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.
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April 23, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - A key Senate panel on Thursday unanimously approved Gov. Christie's nominee to the New Jersey Supreme Court, clearing the way for his confirmation next week. The Judiciary Committee's hearing and 13-0 vote followed a surprise move last week, when the Republican governor joined Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) at a news conference to announce he was nominating a Democrat, Walter Timpone. The Senate's confirmation of Timpone, 65, of Cranford, would break a years-long impasse over the partisan balance on the court.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A younger brother of imprisoned former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three counts of robbery and related offenses. Under a plea deal, Hasheem Singletary, 17, was sentenced to 5 1/2 to 12 years in state prison and three years' probation by Common Pleas Judge Lillian Ransom. In addition to the robbery charges, Singletary pleaded guilty to three counts each of conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime, and one count of receiving stolen property.
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April 21, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday restored Joe Vodvarka to the ballot as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, one week before the Democratic primary election. That overturned a Commonwealth Court victory for former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, another candidate for the Democratic nomination, who filed the challenge to have Vodvarka booted from the ballot. Sestak had challenged the validity of signatures gathered for Vodvarka's nomination petition. The Pennsylvania Department of State is trying to determine how to follow the court's ruling.
NEWS
April 21, 2016 | By Dana Milbank
Visiting justices from Canada's high court sat in on Monday's immigration arguments before the Supreme Court - and after their 90-minute education in the current state of American jurisprudence, our neighbors to the north would be forgiven if they had fantasies of building a border wall of their own. The Senate's refusal to confirm a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia has left the U.S. high court evenly split and increasingly paralyzed....
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the NFL's landmark class-action settlement aimed at compensating its former players for the long-term health effects of repeated concussions. The ruling by the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit served as an endorsement of a deal worth potentially as much as $1 billion and fashioned to end one of the most protracted and publicly debated fights in the history of the football league. If no further appeals are filed, league retirees could begin receiving benefits within four months, lawyers for the plaintiffs said.
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
Bill Green, a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, is going to court to try to regain his position as chairman after all. He said he was filing a Commonwealth Court suit that would challenge Gov. Wolf's legal authority to remove him as chair of the five-member SRC in March 2015. Green said he was taking the action "to contribute more effectively to our collective work" and protect "the independence and mission" of the SRC. "Last spring, I indicated that I would fight my illegal removal in court," Green says in an opinion piece published in Tuesday's issue of the Inquirer.
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