Ellen Greenlee

(Ellen Greenlee, right, listens as Mayor Nutter reads a proclamation honoring the Philadelphia Defenders Association.   Credit: Cherri Gregg)

City of Philadelphia Marks Landmark Case Giving Poor The Right To An Attorney

The mayor read a proclamation congratulating the Philadelphia Defender Association, which has been providing free representation to Philadelphians for 80 years.


(The Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets, near Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Lawmakers Propose Renaming Philly’s Courthouse For Pioneering Black Woman Jurist

Philadelphia City Council has taken a step toward renaming the city’s Criminal Justice Center in honor of the late Juanita Kidd Stout, a Philadelphia trailblazer who was first female African-American elected as a judge in the United States.