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(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman.  Credit: Brad Segall)

DA Ferman Says Fatal Cheltenham Shooting Might Have Been Justified

“This is what we refer to when we talk about the Castle Doctrine,” DA Risa Ferman said.

04/25/2013

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Pennsylvania House Passes ‘Castle Doctrine’ Bill

The bill passed by the house on Tuesday has identical language to a bill passed by the Senate, but it’s technically a different bill, so it won’t be sent to the governor’s desk.

04/13/2011

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Pennsylvania DA Association Backs Off Opposition To Self-Defense Bill

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association is backing off in its opposition to legislation that would expand the right to use deadly force in self-defense, legislation that is moving rapidly through the state legislature.

03/11/2011

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Pa. House To Vote On Self-Defense Bill

The Pennsylvania House is poised to vote on a bill that would expand the legal protections for people who use deadly force when confronting an intruder to their homes or vehicles.

10/05/2010