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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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ACLU Presses Photo-Blocking Case Against Philadelphia Cops

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed its fifth lawsuit against the Philadelphia police department related to police interfering with civilians trying to photograph arrests.

09/17/2014

File photo of editors of "The Playwickian" who instituted a ban on use of "Redskins" in the paper. (photo provided)

Neshaminy Student Journalists Being Honored By Pennsylvania ACLU

The Neshaminy High School newspaper editorial board members, who fought to ban the word “Redskins” from the paper, are among the honorees.

09/10/2014

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Obamacare Birth Control Coverage Advocates Looking Past US Supreme Court Case

“I do believe we have the ability to do something about this,” Booker says of Congress.

07/01/2014

(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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Judge Strikes Down Photo ID Requirement For Pennsylvania Voters

A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.

01/17/2014

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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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Stop-And-Frisk Case Caught On Tape Casts Doubt On How It’s Conducted In Philadelphia

A couple of recent incidents have cast new doubt on the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of the “stop-and-frisk” tactic for fighting crime.

10/14/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

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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Closing Arguments In Pa. Voter ID Law Challenge Set For Thursday

After several hours of wrangling over analysis of data pertaining to how many voters were unable to obtain proper ID prior to last year’s election, the judge postponed closing arguments until Thursday.

07/31/2013

(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 To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same Sex Couples

Officials in Montgomery County say the county is ready to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples even though gay marriages and civil unions are not recognized in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2013

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NJ Cellphone Ruling Could Have Wider Effect

Privacy experts say a court ruling in New Jersey this week on cellphone tracking could resonate beyond the state’s borders.

07/19/2013

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