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New Reforms Could Mean Jail Time For Those In Philadelphia Who Skip Court

The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court is following up on a consultant’s report to fix the ‘failure to appear in court’ rate in Philadelphia, by throwing defendants in jail.

08/02/2011

(Members of Delaware Council Council announce their plan to develop the "Veterans Justice Initiative."  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Delaware County, Pa. Planning Alternate Court Track For Returning Vets

The program would be for nonviolent offenders only.

07/18/2011

(Judge Seamus McCaffery, Pa. Sen. Mike Stack, and Pa. Rep. John Sabatina at Monday's press conference.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. Officials Propose No Car Registration If Owner Owes Court Money

State senator Mike Stack wants to put the brakes on a car registration renewal until the owner has paid all outstanding liabilities arising out of certain court proceedings.

04/25/2011

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Top Pa. Judges Seek To Streamline Philadelphia’s Court Process

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery says Philadelphia is the only jurisdiction in the state in which people are routinely required to testify at preliminary hearings for property crimes.

10/18/2010