legal-issues

Overturning Roe sends approval of U.S. Supreme Court plummeting, Marquette poll finds

BY: - September 23, 2022

By Erik Gunn On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned a national right to abortion, public approval of the court has fallen dramatically and stayed there, a new national poll from Marquette Law School finds. In the new survey, 40 percent of respondents said they approved of how the court […]

Republicans, allies have blitzed the courts with voting, election lawsuits | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 20, 2022

Half the attacks were over mail-in voting, according a new report.

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Sixty years ago, ‘Florida Man’ helped defend our rights | John A. Tures

BY: - September 7, 2022

How one man really can make a difference -- and why it matters to us now.

Pa. House bill would provide compensation to the wrongfully imprisoned | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 30, 2022

161 people were exonerated nationwide in 2021, with each person losing an average of 11.5 years of their lives, data showed.

Federal judge sides with Texas, blocks HHS guidance on emergency abortions

BY: - August 24, 2022

Judge James Wesley Hendrix wrote the government's guidance from July “goes well beyond” the text of the federal law.

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The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

With the end of Roe v. Wade, Americans are demanding Supreme Court term limits | Opinion

BY: - July 29, 2022

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they want fundamental reform of the nation's highest court.

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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.

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The Supreme Court’s abortion, EPA rulings could open the door to more democracy | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 19, 2022

The cases that are bothering people require a democratic political response. They do not demand a surrender.

Lawsuit alleges ‘brutal treatment’ of people with psychiatric disabilities at Allegheny County Jail

BY: - June 14, 2022

The motion alleges severe and systemic violations of the U.S. Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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When you say ‘that’s not us’ remember this historic tale of racial savagery | Michael Coard

BY: - June 14, 2022

The story of white racism in America is one of sociopathy, psychopathy, perversity, sadism, savagery and malice.

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America’s state supreme courts, including Pa., have a diversity problem | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 24, 2022

There are no Black justices in six states where Black people make up at least 10 percent of the population. Pa. is one of them.

Biden taps openly LGBTQ attorney as top federal prosecutor for the Philly region

BY: - April 25, 2022

Jacqueline C. Romero Romero is one of five nominees for U.S. Attorney positions President Joe Biden put forth last week.