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Bill of Rights

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It’s The Bill Of Rights, Not The Bill Of Needs

So, why is okay for a state to restrict your right to protect yourself in public?

02/14/2014

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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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US Supreme Court Decides Silence Isn’t Enough To Avoid Self-Incrimination

The newest Supreme Court ruling on what has become known as the “Miranda” warning makes a big shift, according to James Funt, chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s criminal justice section. In his words, “Anything you don’t say could be used against you in court.”

07/02/2013

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3 On Your Side: Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights

There’s a new bill designed to protect you if the unexpected happens during your trip.

05/31/2013

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Constitution Center Deal Will Bring an Original ‘Bill of Rights’ to Philadelphia

The New York Public Library acquired what is believed to be Pennsylvania’s copy in 1896.

05/22/2013

US Actor and political activist Richard Dreyfuss delivers remarks on "civility" and how an informed electorate can better engage in political dialogue, on January 25, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Op-Ed: Actor Richard Dreyfuss Imagines Obama Press Conference Addressing Rick Santorum Comment

Richard Dreyfuss shares and op-ed piece on an imaginary news conference given by President Obama discussing Rick Santorum.

04/02/2012

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Philadelphia Council Members Approve New Safeguards For Children Placed Into Foster Care

City Council has approved new safeguards for families of children placed into Philadelphia’s foster care system, including requirements for reporting abuse.

06/12/2011