Lawmakers demand ‘due process’ when accused of misconduct. But what does that actually mean?
Four General Assembly lawmakers have been accused of sexual misconduct since 2017. To date, none have been expelled.
Here’s how Pa. can reform its guardianship system to protect our most vulnerable citizens | Opinion
Legislation has been introduced in each session of the General Assembly for the past several years to improve Pennsylvania’s guardianship law. Now it's time to pass it.
How one Republican lawmaker is trying to balance gun rights and due process in Pennsylvania
The state ACLU has gone from opposed to neutral on a propose "red flag law."
#MeToo: Here’s what Americans had to say about their experiences and beliefs | Analysis
The U.S. needs to prioritize its prevention for the benefit of all, regardless of gender, a scholar suggests.
‘Well intentioned but impossible:’ Why critics say Marsy’s Law will undermine the rights of the accused
The constitutional amendment pins crime victims rights against the rights of the accused.
Here’s where Pa. falls short on protecting our due process rights | Opinion
This week on the Capital-Star, we’re exploring the idea of due process and how it intersects with state government — from legislation to investigations of state lawmakers. Have a thought? Let us know at [email protected] By Andy Hoover It’s accepted as conventional wisdom in civil liberties advocacy to avoid legal terms when communicating with people […]
Pa. can’t be a role model on criminal justice reform if we undermine peoples’ rights | Opinion
By Andy Hoover Elected officials and corrections administrators in Pennsylvania have been doing a bit of a victory lap after the recent announcement that our state prison population dropped by 1,000 people in 2018. On the heels of the passage of the Clean Slate Act — a new law to automatically seal some people’s criminal records […]