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Monthly Archives: March 2012
In Hodczak v. Latrobe Specialty Steel Company, No. 11-1085, the Third Circuit decided a case where employees within a protected class could be fired, as the employer was able to show the firing was for a clear violation of the company … Continue reading
Supreme Court Rulings on Plea Bargains to Have Large Impact | Journalnow.com | Michael Hewlett | 3/24/12
Two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on plea bargains will have a large impact on the criminal justice system, according to Ron Wright, a professor at Wake Forest University School of Law. In two separate cases this week, a divided … Continue reading
Florida Shooting Shines Spotlight on Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine Law | Pittsburghlive.com | Jill King Greenwood | 3/24/12
The PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW reports: Pennsylvania lawmakers and activists studied Florida’s law governing citizens’ right to use deadly force before crafting last year’s expansion to this state’s “Castle Doctrine” statute…. Prosecutors initially opposed expanding the law in 2009, according to Rich … Continue reading
Trial to Weigh 8 Bullet Wounds and Claim of Self-Defense | Philly.com | Joseph A. Slobodzian | 3/20/12
A Philadelphia judge ruled that Rahmik Beckett, 23, should be tried for the death of Kevin Jones, 24, which took place at at 32d and Tasker Streets. Assistant District Attorney Brendan O’Malley said self-defense argument was weak due to the … Continue reading
On March 20, 2012, “the U.S. Supreme Court in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Md. held that state employees have no cause of action under the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act. In plain English, if … Continue reading