March 21, 2015
by Sarah Steers
Pennsylvania has long incorporated its advantageous position atop deposits of oil and coal into its economy. As technological advancement in the 21st century meant greater access to- and utilization of- natural gas reserves trapped in shale, Governor Tom Corbett advocated for changes to ...[read more]
March 21, 2015
by Christopher Dellana
On February 14, 2012, then-Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 13 into law. It amended Title 58 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to include a fee for individuals or corporations extracting natural gas from geologic formations such as Marcellus Shale. The purpose of the act was ...[read more]
January 15, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh, alleging local gun laws violate a state law that restricts local regulation of firearms and ammunition. 18 Pa CS § 6120 states "No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Max Slater
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced on Wednesday that he will not appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Corbett stated that the ruling, authored by Judge John Jones E. Jones III, goes against his political and religious beliefs. However, ...[read more]
May 10, 2014
by G. Redd
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced Thursday that the Office of General Counsel will not pursue an appeal in defense of the Commonwealth's voter identification law. The law, passed in March 2012, required all voters to submit a government issued photo ID in order to vote in all elections. ...[read more]
April 19, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Senior Editor Leigh Argentieri Coogan, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Governor Corbett's implementation of Healthy PA ...After the US Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's ( ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Lawyers for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett filed a post-trial motion Monday in the legal battle over the state's voter identification law, alleging that the deciding judge in the case made "a host of mistakes." The motion alleges that Judge Bernard McGinley of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth ...[read more]
August 13, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Lawyers for the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Governor Tom Corbett argued In a legal filing on Monday that a Montgomery County Register of Wills decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a separation-of-powers violation that "risks causing serious and limitless harm" in ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin tendered her resignation to Governor Tom Corbett on Monday. Melvin and her sister were convicted in February of corruption for misusing state-paid staffers to do campaign work to aid Melvin in winning a seat on the bench. Pennsylvania Bar ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) filed a lawsuit in US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday against Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and other state officials. The NCAA lawsuit seeks to stop the Commonwealth from keeping for its own uses the $60 ...[read more]

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