montgomery-county

Three suburban Philly townships enact LGBTQ-inclusive anti-bias ordinances

BY: - January 6, 2021

While communities move on their own, Pennsylvania still doesn't have a statewide anti-bias ban for its LGBTQ citizens, advocates pointed out.

COVID-19 in Philly: City and suburban leaders call for ‘load balancing’ procedures for hospitals

BY: - April 8, 2020

Philadelphia and suburban counties leaders are calling on on Gov. Tom Wolf to implement “load balancing” before an expected COVID-19 hospitalization surge.

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Public defenders should not get fired for doing their jobs | Opinion

BY: - March 1, 2020

On February 26, 2020, Montgomery County Chief Public Defender Dean Beer and Deputy Chief Public Defender Keisha Hudson were unceremoniously and unexpectedly fired. Their termination came on the heels of the two attorneys filing an amicus brief that decried the local practice of setting bail without considering defendants’ ability to pay for their release and without their attorneys present. The brief was mysteriously retracted eight days later.