Pa. Supreme Court hears cases at historic site
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is hearing cases in Philadelphia's historic Old City Hall for the first time in more than 200 years.
Tuesday's event marks Constitution Week. It's the first session televised as part of a new plan to air the court's arguments.
The cases on the docket involve open records law, prison health and pharmaceuticals. The first case the court was hearing involved a plane crash.
The U.S. Supreme Court shared space with the mayor's office at Old City Hall in the 1790s, when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court heard cases there from 1791 to 1800.
The building sits next to Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers declared that "all men are created equal."