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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 2, 2020 2:17 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Ongoing GOP vote claims do real damage The York Dispatch Nov. 29 When the definitive story of the 2020 presidential election is written, it will honor the commitment to democracy demonstrated by state-level Republican...

FILE - In this May 3, 2020, file photo, the setting sun shines on the Supreme Court building in Washington. As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide, the Supreme Court late Wednesday, Nov. 25, temporarily barred New York from enforcing certain attendance limits at houses of worship in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The court’s action won’t have any immediate impact since the two groups that sued as a result of the restrictions, the Catholic church and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, are no longer subject to them.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

High court blocks NY virus limits on houses of worship

Nov. 26, 2020 12:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 late Wednesday night, with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the...

Today in History

Nov. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 326th day of 2020. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this date: In 1920, the Irish Republican Army killed 12 British intelligence...

FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Justice Alito: COVID restrictions 'previously unimaginable'

Nov. 13, 2020 2:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sounded an alarm about restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying they shouldn't become a “recurring feature after the pandemic has passed.” “The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on...

A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as arguments are heard about the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'Obamacare' likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

Nov. 10, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of Americans. Meeting remotely a...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump faces tough road in getting Supreme Court to intervene

Nov. 7, 2020 1:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has repeatedly said there’s one place he wants to determine the outcome of the presidential election: the U.S. Supreme Court. But he may have a difficult time ever getting there. The Associated Press called the presidential race for Joe Biden on Saturday...

The Supreme Court in Washington on the day after the election, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Without Ginsburg, high court support for health law in doubt

Nov. 7, 2020 7:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Until six weeks ago, defenders of the Affordable Care Act could take comfort in some simple math. Five Supreme Court justices who had twice preserved the Obama-era health care law remained on the bench and seemed unlikely votes to dismantle it. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death in...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump faces tough road in getting Supreme Court to intervene

Nov. 6, 2020 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has repeatedly said there’s one place he wants to determine the outcome of the presidential election: the U.S. Supreme Court. But he may have a difficult time ever getting there. Over the last two days, Trump has leaned in to the idea that the high court...

Election officials sort absentee and early voting ballots for counting inside Boston City Hall, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

GOP maneuvers to challenge battleground absentee ballots

Nov. 3, 2020 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are keeping their legal options open to challenge absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, if the battleground state could swing President Donald Trump's reelection. A top Democratic lawyer says the suits are meant to sow doubt about the results and lack merit. Two federal lawsuits...

In this image provided by the Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., right, administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Washington as Judge Barrett's husband, Jesse M. Barrett, holds the Bible. (Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)

Justice Barrett joins Supreme Court arguments for first time

Nov. 2, 2020 1:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — She didn't have to wear a black robe or even be in Washington, but Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined her new colleagues at the Supreme Court on Monday to hear arguments for the first time. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the high court began hearing cases by phone in May. That meant...