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October 22, 1991 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court Monday upheld most provisions of Pennsylvania's strict abortion law, which mandates parental consent for minors and requires doctors to discuss potential dangers and alternatives. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals cited a U.S. Supreme Court opinion by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
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April 21, 2012 | By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau
AVELLA, Pa. - About two years ago, Dr. Amy Pare began treating members of the Moten family and their neighbors from a working-class neighborhood less than half a mile from a natural gas well here. A plastic surgeon whose specialty includes skin cancer, Pare removed and biopsied quarter-size skin lesions from Jeannie Moten, 53, and her niece, only to find that the sores recurred. "The good news is that it wasn't cancer, and the bad news is that we have no idea what it is," Pare said.
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August 25, 1990 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal district judge in Pennsylvania ruled unconstitutional Friday key provisions in that state's controversial abortion control law, setting the stage for a legal battle that could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senior U.S. District Judge Daniel H.
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September 10, 2010 | By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
A city may not punish employers who hire illegal immigrants or landlords who rent to them, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled Thursday, asserting that immigration is "clearly within the exclusive domain of the federal government. " The decision strikes down an anti-immigrant ordinance adopted four years ago in Hazleton, Pa., that inspired a wave of similar measures elsewhere, including in Arizona. The court's unanimous decision is the latest to send the message that Washington sets the rules on immigration, not states or localities.
BUSINESS
May 30, 1990 | From Reuters
In a new sign of the increasing militancy of large pension funds, the California Public Employees Retirement System on Tuesday asked 22 of the largest companies incorporated in Pennsylvania to withdraw from that state's far-reaching anti-takeover law. CalPERS, the nation's largest and most influential public pension fund, with about $57 billion in assets, said the recently passed law placed radical restrictions on the right of shareholders to change management.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accident and malpractice victims whose expenses are covered under their companies' self-insurance plans may be forced to reimburse such insurers with money won in lawsuits or settlements, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court decided, 7 to 1, that self-insurance plans are exempt from state laws and regulations. California and some other states have prevented insurers from attempting to recoup money paid to individuals who later win lawsuits related to their injuries.
NEWS
March 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
State legislators are exempt from the state ethics law for public officials, and scores of them have used their authority in ways that could help their own, their family's or their employers' financial interests, according to a new published report.
NEWS
February 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Philadelphia lifted an injunction that had prevented Pennsylvania's restrictive abortion law from taking effect. A state spokesman said parts of the five-year-old law could take effect immediately. U.S. District Judge Daniel H. Huyett III lifted a ban a week after U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter rejected an appeal by abortion providers. The law requires women to receive counseling about alternatives to abortion and then wait 24 hours before undergoing the
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state-funded program that will provide health care insurance to about 40,000 Pennsylvania children was signed into law by Gov. Robert P. Casey. The plan provides health care coverage free, or at reduced cost, and targets children of working parents who can't afford private insurance, don't qualify for Medicare benefits or whose employers don't provide medical coverage.
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January 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
A federal judge blocked key sections of Pennsylvania's 1989 abortion law Thursday, giving abortion rights advocates a first-round victory in a battle over the most stringent controls in the nation. With the effective date of the law five days away, U.S. District Judge Daniel H. Huyett issued an injunction blocking a 24-hour waiting period and a requirement that women notify their husbands before having an abortion.
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March 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
State legislators are exempt from the state ethics law for public officials, and scores of them have used their authority in ways that could help their own, their family's or their employers' financial interests, according to a new published report.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
When it comes to takeover law, no state is tougher on corporate raiders than Pennsylvania. State law says corporate boards must weigh the interests of a whole company--its employees, customers, the community and investors--when considering a takeover offer. That's different from most states, where boards have a fiduciary duty to serve shareholders. "Pennsylvania clearly has the toughest set of anti-takeover laws in the country," said Simpson Thacher & Bartlett merger lawyer Lee Meyerson.
NEWS
June 3, 1994 | From Associated Press
She kept saying "no." She said it when Robert Berkowitz locked his college dorm room. She said it when he pushed her on the bed and removed her underwear. She did not try to escape. She did not try to fight. He did not use force. Under Pennsylvania law, Berkowitz did not commit rape, the all-male state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued at the end of last week but not publicized until Thursday.
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February 17, 1994 | From Associated Press
A judge delayed implementation Wednesday of part of the state's new restrictive abortion law, which had been in effect just two days after years of court battles. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini said sections of the law requiring a woman's informed consent cannot take effect until 10 days after informational booklets are published. The materials will explain fetal development, the abortion procedure and its risks.
NEWS
February 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Philadelphia lifted an injunction that had prevented Pennsylvania's restrictive abortion law from taking effect. A state spokesman said parts of the five-year-old law could take effect immediately. U.S. District Judge Daniel H. Huyett III lifted a ban a week after U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter rejected an appeal by abortion providers. The law requires women to receive counseling about alternatives to abortion and then wait 24 hours before undergoing the
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state-funded program that will provide health care insurance to about 40,000 Pennsylvania children was signed into law by Gov. Robert P. Casey. The plan provides health care coverage free, or at reduced cost, and targets children of working parents who can't afford private insurance, don't qualify for Medicare benefits or whose employers don't provide medical coverage.
NEWS
December 3, 1987
A bill requiring girls under 18 to get parental consent or a court order and requiring women to notify their husbands or boyfriends before they could have an abortion was approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature. The state Senate voted 33 to 16 on a bill that had passed the House last week 140 to 59. It would replace a law struck down in 1986 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Gov. Robert P. Casey, a Roman Catholic, has said he opposes abortion but has not said whether he would sign such a bill.
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September 14, 1992 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Dan Quayle on Sunday appeared to back away from his party's call for an immediate constitutional ban on abortions, but an aide quickly modified his comments to make clear that Quayle still personally opposes abortion. Appearing on ABC-TV's "This Week With David Brinkley," Quayle endorsed a Pennsylvania law that places restrictions on abortions but upholds a woman's right to end a pregnancy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1992
Those opposed to abortion hoped, and those who support abortion rights feared, that Pennsylvania's abortion law would finally provide the vehicle for the Supreme Court's conservative majority to categorically overturn a woman's right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. That a bare 5-4 majority, fractured and muddled, did not do so is no cause for relief, even if it could have the effect of making it harder for states to enact even more restrictive abortion laws.
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