Tag Archive: Appeals

Durham asks Supremes to reject Duke lacrosse appeal

The Durham Herald Sun ┬áreported last week that the City of Durham has filed a response to the petition for certiorari filed by 3 former Duke lacrosse players. The players are asking that theSupreme Court reverse a decision by the Fourth Circuit upholding the dismissal of the players’ claims against the city. According to the…

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Duke lacrosse players ask for Supreme Court review

From the Durham Herald-Sun: A trio of former Duke University lacrosse players has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower-court ruling and reinstate their federal civil-rights case against the city and its police. Lawyers for David Evans, Colin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann filed their request for a Supreme Court review on Thursday, telling…

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PA Supreme Court remands Voter ID case

From the per curiam opinion issued today (you can access the full opinion here. Justice Todd’s dissent is here, and Justice McCaffrey’s is here: Thus, we will return the matter to the Commonwealth Court to make a present assessment of the actual availability of the alternate identification cards on a developed record in light of…

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PA Supreme Court Declines to Hear Pittsburgh Church Property Case

On Monday of this week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied the petition for allowance of appeal filed by the former Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh (or the “breakaway” diocese, as I had called it in my earlier posts) in the Pittsburgh church property case between the disaffiliated diocese and the rump group that decided to remain…

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Pittsburgh Church Property Ruling Unlikely to Have a Significant Effect

A Pennsylvania appellate court yesterday handed a victory to Pittsburgh Episcopalians in their long-running dispute with their former diocesan leadership (read the full opinion here). Observers of the Anglican scene will recall that the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as a majority of its member parishes, several years ago effected changes to its constitution…

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Episcopal Church Wins One – For Now – In Ft. Worth

Last Friday brought the news that the Episcopal and its rump Diocese of Ft. Worth had prevailed at the trial court level against the break away diocese led by traditionalist Bishop Jack Iker. The Episcopal Church and its partisans are, no doubt, rejoicing over this victory, especially given that many in the Episcopal Church establishment…

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