Kids charged in brutal Philadelphia murder still deserve due process | Michael Coard

BY: - July 19, 2022

The online lynch mobs already are baying for blood. There's a long and racist history of that happening.

Lawmakers demand ‘due process’ when accused of misconduct. But what does that actually mean?

BY: - May 17, 2019

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

BY: - May 16, 2019

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

BY: - May 14, 2019

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

BY: - May 14, 2019

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

BY: - May 13, 2019

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

BY: - May 13, 2019

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: - February 9, 2019

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 […]