November 25, 2015
A story Sunday about the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race gave an incorrect location of the residence of potential candidate Phil Murphy. He lives in Monmouth County. A story Friday about a court appeal by former District Judge Rita Arnold wrongly identified Nicholas D. Ressetar. He is a law clerk for Costopoulos, Foster & Fields, the law firm representing Arnold. In a story Sunday about Amazon trees, the Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing.
November 3, 2015 |
Howard Paul Kester, 85, of Newtown, a former Bucks County Court administrator and a longtime Quaker, died Saturday, Oct. 10, of congestive heart failure at Pennswood Village. Born in Abington, he lived his entire life in Newtown, where he was a respected member of Newtown Monthly Meeting, part of the Religious Society of Friends. He graduated from George School and in 1951 earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. Mr. Kester served three years in the Army before returning to school to earn a degree from Temple University School of Law in 1959.
August 4, 2015 |
John Paul Knox, 87, formerly of Oreland, a lawyer in Montgomery County for many years, died Tuesday, July 21, of cancer at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, a retirement community in Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Knox and his wife, Eleanor, had moved to Westminster Canterbury in 2006. The son of Paul Waddell Knox and Florence Welch Knox, Mr. Knox grew up in Chestnut Hill and graduated in January 1946 from Central High School. He began early studies at Yale University in the fall of 1945.
March 21, 2015 |
More than most, Ted Ruger understands legal complexity. And a good thing, too. The former Supreme Court law clerk is set to take over as dean of the University of Pennsylvania law school July 1. Penn, along with a handful of other elite U.S. law schools, brands itself as a training ground for top students who learn to grapple with the most difficult legal problems. That's why so many of the highest-paying law firms want to hire them, even in a job market that still is struggling.
March 6, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - The fate of Obamacare hung in the balance Wednesday as the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act could continue offering subsidies to help people buy insurance in states such as Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 80-minute session - 20 minutes longer than expected - was often a strident affair, with justices grilling lawyers in ways that reflected their liberal and conservative bents. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who was notably silent through most of the questioning, could cast the deciding vote.
February 19, 2015 |
Theodore Ruger, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School since 2004, has been appointed dean of the law school, effective July 1. Ruger, 46, who teaches constitutional law and health-related law and regulation, succeeds Michael A. Fitts, who left in July to become president of Tulane University. Wendell Pritchett has been interim dean and will continue as a professor on the faculties of the law school and the Graduate School of Education. Pritchett, 50, taught at Penn Law from 2001 to 2009, when he left to become chancellor of Rutgers-Camden.
February 11, 2015 |
FORMER Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Bob Kerns pleaded guilty to a sex crime last year. Now his license to practice law has been revoked. On Friday, the state Supreme Court's disciplinary board temporarily suspended Kerns' law license. According to his attorney, Brian McMonagle, he hasn't been practicing law anyway since his arrest. "He's disassociated himself from the law firm [Hladik, Onorato & Pearlstine, based in North Wales], and hasn't been practicing since," McMonagle said.
January 17, 2015 |
Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. came to Philadelphia Thursday to accept a citizenship award honoring the late appellate judge Edward R. Becker, and devoted most of a 35-minute speech at the Community College of Philadelphia to lauding his former colleague. Alito served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia with Becker before Alito ascended to the Supreme Court in 2006. Democrats voiced concern about Alito's nomination by former President George W. Bush, and, in an unusual move, Becker led a group of seven federal judges to testify in his favor at Senate Judiciary Committee hearings chaired by the late Sen. Arlen Specter.
September 8, 2014 |
Jeffrey Rosen, author, constitutional law professor, and president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center, may have hit upon a novel idea. At a time when public debate over the central constitutional and political issues of the day has devolved into a dispiriting swamp of ad hominem attacks, misleading ad campaigns, and television shouting matches, Rosen says there is a public hunger for civilized, respectful conversation. Since taking over at the center last year, he has organized a series of public forums featuring prominent guests from the political right and left to unravel weighty and emotional issues, from gun control to the use of drone strikes, within the context of constitutional law. Give Rosen half a chance and he waxes rhapsodic about the nation's founding documents.
December 10, 2013
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller , Philadelphia, hired Dina L. Hardy as an associate in the litigation department. She was a law clerk for Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Mary A. McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Capehart Scatchard named Katherine A. Hellander and Alycia I. Pollice-Beyrouty as associates in the firm's workers' compensation department in its Mount Laurel office. Hellander worked as a law clerk to Judge Nan S. Famular , in the New Jersey Superior Court, Family Division, Camden County Vicinage.