STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected to release a redacted version of a 900-page grand jury investigation into widespread allegations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests and clergy in the state as early as Wednesday afternoon or as late as Tuesday, Aug. 14.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Back in 1992, a national expert in substance abuse and criminal behavior helped to start one of the first drug courts in the country in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. But early on, Guy Wheeler noticed a disturbing trend among the young men.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – The Pennsylvania District Attorney Association is the latest group to support releasing the grand jury investigation into decades of sexual abuse and cover up in six Roman Catholic Dioceses across the state.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Later this month, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro is expected to release findings from a two-year grand jury investigation into widespread sexual abuse and cover-up within six Catholic dioceses across the state.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – The U.S. Supreme Court was expected to make a defining decision on extreme partisan gerrymandering this term. It took up two cases, one from Wisconsin, and the other from Maryland. But, in unanimous decisions, the court avoided the key constitutional question at stake in these cases.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS – This month the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver two highly anticipated decisions on cases involving partisan gerrymandering — one from Wisconsin and the other from Maryland. The central question in both cases is: How much politics is too much when it comes to drawing the boundaries of a voting district? In the past, the court has said it couldn’t answer that question. “All of the standards that have been proposed to date are unmanageable, indiscernible or both,” said the late Justice Antonin Scalia during the decision announcement the last time the court took up the issue in 2004. But earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delved into the same question of how much is too much and gave an answer.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS – In the days after the Pa. Supreme Court released its new congressional map, students in Jon Kimmel’s 8th grade math class huddled around computers to analyze the changes.