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WILK NEWSROOM
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
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President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed by the Senate earlier in the evening. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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October 27, 2020 - 3:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump's...
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Attorney Keith Figured
WILK NEWSROOM
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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Jason Barsky
Jason Barsky
October 21, 2020 - 6:19 pm
Authorities say a Luzerne County man forged the name and signature of his deceased mother on an application for an absentee ballot.
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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 20, 2020 - 2:27 pm
Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have showed no sign they're ready to pass legislation authorizing counties to process mail-in ballots before Election Day.
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In this Oct. 13, 2020, photo, an envelope of a Pennsylvania official mail-in ballot for the 2020 general election in Marple Township, Pa. The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea. The justices divided 4-4 on Oct. 19, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed election officials to receive and count ballots until Nov. 6, even if they don't have a clear postmark. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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October 19, 2020 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided 4-4 on Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling...
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)
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October 14, 2020 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented herself Wednesday in her final round of Senate confirmation questioning as a judge with a traditional approach, holding deep personal and religious beliefs but committed to keeping an open mind on what would become a 6-3...
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Jason Barsky
October 13, 2020 - 3:54 pm
Governor Tom Wolf’s push for the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Pennsylvania was once again in the spotlight during a Tuesday morning stop in Tobyhanna.
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October 06, 2020 - 3:28 pm
New guidelines have been released by the PA Dept of Health to address the size of events or gatherings allowed across the Commonwealth.
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