Tag Archives: Law

N.J. law shields 911 callers reporting drug overdoses | Maiken Scott | newsworks.org | 5/2/13

New Jersey aims to reduce the number of drug overdoses — which have killed more than 6,000 people in the last decade — with a new law protecting people who call 911 to report drug overdoses from criminal charges… Under … Continue reading

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EVENT: Penn Law “Diversity in Education” Panel 3/28/13

The following is a message from Stephanie Shyu, Chair of the Diversity Committee at the University of Pennsylvania Law School: Penn Law “Diversity in Education” Panel 3/28 The committee is hosting a panel this Thursday, March 28th titled “Diversity in … Continue reading

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Pa. Law Enforcement Wants Easier Access to Your Internet Activities | By Eric Boehm | PA Independent | 3/17/13

Should law enforcement have easier access to Pennsylvanians’ Internet records? HARRISBURG – Law enforcement officials say they should not have to go to a judge before seeking personal data about Internet users in Pennsylvania. The state House is set to vote early next week on … Continue reading

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Philly Wants To Overhaul Defense System For Poor People | Miriam Hill | Philly.com | 1/2/13

Below is a summary of the article: The City of Philadelphia wants to overhaul how it provides legal counsel to poor defendants and criminals by asking law firms to bid for work now handled individually by hundreds of private lawyers. … Continue reading

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Pa. Court Tosses Ban on ‘Wrongful Birth’ Lawsuits | York Dispatch | Associated Press | MARK SCOLFORO | 11/14/12

HARRISBURG, Pa.—A lawsuit based on a claim that doctors did not warn a pregnant woman she might give birth to a baby with severe defects can proceed because the Legislature violated the state constitution when it passed a law banning … Continue reading

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