Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules no out-of-county judge for Joan Orie Melvin – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HARRISBURG -- The state Supreme Court has denied suspended Justice Joan Orie Melvin's request for an out-of-county judge to hear her political corruption case. The court issued an order Tuesday denying a request by Justice Melvin to keep Allegheny County ...

Cell surveillance: Congress must set rules for releasing phone data – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Not long ago, law enforcement officials would present a phone company with a search warrant, court order or formal subpoena when requesting information from a person's private phone records. Not anymore. Today, according to information obtained by Congress ...

Pennsylvania’s State Supreme Court to review ‘Tender Years Act’ in sex-abuse case – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over whether a young girl's out-of-court statements were properly admitted in her father's child rape case, when the girl had previously been determined incompetent to testify. A split state Superior Court ...