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November 18, 2020 - 5:25 pm
Three Luzerne County Staff members who regularly deal with criminal matters have tested positive for COVID -19. All are experiencing minor symptoms and are quarantining at home. As a result, Luzerne County Courts has closed Central Court until Monday, November 30th. All other Court related matters...
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November 18, 2020 - 4:45 pm
Judge grants Trump campaign another day to file its motion for a preliminary injunction.
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October 27, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Lawyers representing Luzerne County have filed a motion in the United States Supreme Court asking newly sworn in Justice Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself in a dispute over the mail-in ballot deadline in Pennsylvania. County Council votes to withdraw it.
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Attorney Keith Figured
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October 23, 2020 - 3:24 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled unanimously on a key concern surrounding mail-in ballots. The ruling was first reported by Justin Sweitzer of t he PLS Reporter
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October 20, 2020 - 2:49 pm
The trial of a former Wilkes-Barre Police Officer on rape charges has started at the Mohegan Sun Arena
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October 13, 2020 - 2:58 pm
The Preliminary hearings for two former and one current Scranton School District officials charged with endangering children for failing to address lead and asbestos in district schools have been postponed until December.
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October 02, 2020 - 1:50 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. — Former Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright was sentenced to seven years in prison.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett looks over to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as they meet with on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, POOL)
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September 29, 2020 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered to name Judge Amy Coney Barrett his Supreme Court nominee more than a week ago at the White House — and she accepted, according to formal paperwork submitted to the Senate ahead of her confirmation hearings. Barrett tells the Senate Judiciary...
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Jason Barsky
September 22, 2020 - 5:01 pm
Tuesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf received some bad news in Pittsburgh. The same federal judge, who previously invalidated key parts of the Wolf administration response to the COVID19 pandemic, declined to stay his own ruling. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV ruled that the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen prepares to speak at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington. Larsen is one of the women on Donald Trump’s short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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September 22, 2020 - 4:31 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the women on Donald Trump’s short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court got her first taste of politics as a college student stuffing envelopes for Democrat Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential run. But, by 1996, Joan L. Larsen was volunteering for...
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