Criminal Justice

Poll: 59 percent of Pennsylvania voters support legalizing recreational cannabis

As Lt. Gov. John Fetterman tours the state seeking input on recreational cannabis, a clear majority of Pennsylvania voters say in a new poll they support legalization.

Senate committee advances bill to ban sale of vaping products to minors

Lawmakers split on another measure that would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum age to buy tobacco.

The officer who fatally shot a black teen in East Pittsburgh was acquitted. But...

On Friday, the former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in East Pittsburgh was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges.Supporters of Antwon Rose II, who was 17 at the time of...

Maybe, just maybe, we’re doing it wrong. What New Zealand can teach us about...

If a nation in mourning can take immediate action, maybe action is really part of the mourning process.
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Three things to know about Pa.’s latest legal cannabis proposal

Pennsylvanians over the age of 21 would be able to legally use recreational cannabis under a bill expected to be introduced soon in the Pennsylvania state Senate.But the bill has a long way to...

‘Tragic and too often fatal:’ In York, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey touts bill fighting...

YORK, Pa. -- In 2014, it took Dave Sunday no time at all to tally up the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in York County. That's because there weren't any.That's not the case anymore.In...

Can prosecutors dismiss jurors who agree with the O.J. Simpson verdict? | Opinion

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to take up that very question.

In Lancaster, concerns about legal marijuana’s impact on kids meets fierce libertarian spirit

The audience of hundreds in downtown Lancaster's Ware Center included at least one man in a Make America Great Again hat and another in a "Fuck Donald" T-shirt. Opinions on legalization were about as divergent.
Senators Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, announce their probation and parole reform bill in the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 28.

This is every way the state Senate plans to reform criminal justice this session

Over the last decade, lawmakers from both political parties have worked to overhaul punitive criminal justice practices.

This is how the Sandy Hook lawsuit court victory opens cracks in gun makers’...

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.