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Cursing Is Still Child Abuse In New Jersey

A 70-year-old law makes it illegal in New Jersey to use “profane, indecent or obscene language” around a minor in that adult’s care, but that may change.

12/25/2014

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NJ Voters Deciding on Bail Reform-Speedy Trial Ballot Question

Voters in New Jersey are deciding today on whether to amend the state constitution to eliminate the right to bail in certain criminal cases.

11/04/2014

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Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Speech Leads To Victims’ Rights Bill

Governor Tom Corbett spoke at a Capitol event a day after Mumia Abu-Jamal gave a recorded address to about 20 graduates at Goddard College in Plainfield.

10/07/2014

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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

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Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban Overturned By Judge

A federal court judge had struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.

05/20/2014

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Pa. Commonwealth Court Affirms Its Decision Overturning Voter ID Law

That means the law requiring voters to show ID cards is dead unless the Pennsylvania Supreme Court steps in.

04/29/2014

(Easton, Pa. schoolgirls at the center of the case display their controversial bracelets outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelets

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Easton Area School District that wanted to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.

03/10/2014

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Rap Lyrics On Trial This Week At NJ Supreme Court

The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that has gotten national attention.

03/02/2014

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Local Attorney Weighs In On City’s Controversial Stop And Frisk Policy

Attorney David Rudovsky worked with the ACLU in representing a class of plaintiffs in a 2010 suit against the city of Philadelphia over its stop and frisk policy.

02/22/2014

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Pa. Bill Would Outlaw Harassment By Posting X-Rated Photos of Ex

The proposed law would make it a crime to expose sexually explicit images of an “intimate partner” to a third party for the intent of harassment.

01/14/2014

(L-R: Ted Martin,  exec. dir., Equality Pa.;  Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter; Dara Raspberry with her daughter, Zivah;  Reggie Shuford, exec. dir.,  ACLU of Pa.;  Rev. Jeffrey Haskins of Unity Fellowship Church of God; Helena Miller; and Shawn Werner.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Nutter Urges All Pa. Mayors To Back Marriage Equality Campaign

The ACLU and marriage equality group “Freedom To Marry” are enlisting the help of Pennsylvania’s mayors for a public education campaign.

12/11/2013

(Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone, obscured, listens as fellow representative Ronald Waters of Philadelphia speaks in support of a measure requiring "In God We Trust" in every public school in Pennsylvania.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Some Pa. Lawmakers Seeking ‘In God We Trust’ In Every Public School

The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).

11/13/2013

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Nutter Declines To Marry Same-Sex Couples Until Pa. Law is Resolved

The two men from center city Philadelphia had asked Mayor Nutter to officiate at their wedding after obtaining a marriage license in Montgomery County.

09/10/2013

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NYC ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Ruling Expected To Have Little Impact In Philly

A similar lawsuit in Philadelphia resulted in a settlement agreement two years ago, so Monday’s ruling will have no impact here.

08/12/2013

(Actress Megan Cavanagh, left, and her wife, filmaker Anne Chamberlain, kissing at a West Hollywood bar earlier this year.  They were married in 2008.   File photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Montgomery County Grants 100th Same-sex Marriage License

Thirty same-sex couples have married since Montgomery County awarded the first license July 24.

08/09/2013

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