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Pa. Senate Sends House A Bill That Would Pull Plug On Philadelphia’s New Sick Leave Law

The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would overturn Philadelphia’s new law, set to take effect next month, that would require business owners with at least ten employees to allow workers to earn paid sick leave.

04/14/2015

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Judge Weighs ‘Mental Anguish’ Law Opposed By Convicted Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer.

03/30/2015

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Philadelphia Jobs Report: Not All Law Jobs Require A Degree

Jill Schlesinger reports if you have an interest in law, but are not keen on spending hundreds of thousand of dollars on law school, you may want to consider working as a paralegal, a legal assistant, a legal secretary, and/or any of a number of positions in the criminal justice fields.

02/05/2015

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NJ Lawmaker Plans To Introduce Bill That Would Ban Adult Incest

The measure comes in the wake of a New York magazine report that a Great Lakes-area 18-year-old plans to marry her long-estranged biological father and move to New Jersey.

01/21/2015

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Philadelphia Ordinance Requires Dog Owners To Bring Their Pet Indoors In Event Of Extreme Cold

Code Blue emergency is declared by the city when the real-feel temperature is near or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

01/06/2015

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NJ May Lower Requirements In ‘Boutique’ Casino Law

New Jersey isn’t giving up on its effort to attract small new casinos to Atlantic City.

12/09/2014

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Law Allowing Sports Betting In NJ Signed By Christie

New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.

10/17/2014

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New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Sex Offender Bill Into Law

New Jersey has become the 46th state to enact a law toughening penalties for sex offenders who prey on children.

06/02/2014

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Former Philadelphia Police Officer Withdraws Guilty Plea In Court

Richard DeCoatsworth was once hailed a hero cop after being shot in the face during a traffic stop and still managing to chase down his attacker. Now, several years later he is on the other side of the law.

04/01/2014

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Judge Strikes Down Photo ID Requirement For Pennsylvania Voters

A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.

01/17/2014

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Stricter Sentences Coming For Straw Purchasers

A Philadelphia man and drug addict was sentenced to at least two years in prison this week for buying guns for his drug dealer last year.

12/15/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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La Salle University Criminal Justice Program Offers Students Hands-On Experience By Holding Class In A Prison

A La Salle University criminal justice program is more than just books and lectures, because the classroom is actually in a prison, and half the class are inmates.

11/02/2013

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Scooter Owners’ Parking Issues

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says scooters are motorized vehicles and therefore they belong on the street, not the sidewalk, even when they are parked.

09/21/2013

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Court: Clicking ‘Like’ On Facebook Is Free Speech

Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

09/19/2013

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