Pa. Justices Won't Force Legislature To Fund Court System

Law360, Philadelphia (September 26, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday declined to compel the state's General Assembly to provide more money to the state court system, rejecting a petition by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania and 10 individual counties.

The decision, which was joined by all five justices who heard the case, could mean the end of more than 25 years of litigation over the source of funds for the state court system. The association and the counties had asked the high court to enforce a 1996 order demanding that...
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