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Philadelphia Appeals Panel Rejects Warrantless GPS Tracking

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia says police can’t attach GPS tracking devices on vehicles of criminal suspects without first getting a warrant.

11/04/2013

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Federal Court Deals Another Blow To New Jersey’s Efforts To Legalize Sports Gambling

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling. In a decision released Tuesday, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld […]

09/17/2013

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‘I (Heart) Boobies!’ Bracelet Case Heads To Philadelphia Federal Appeals Court

The case of an eastern Pennsylvania school that attempted to ban breast-cancer fundraising bracelets that read “I (heart) boobies!” in 2010 will head to a full federal appeals court.

08/17/2012

Mumia Abu Jamal

Appeals Court Grants Mumia Abu-Jamal New Sentencing Hearing

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has once again said that death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal should be granted a new sentencing hearing. But, his conviction for killing a police officer in 1981 still stands.

04/27/2011