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Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over 'Adequate' Education in PennsylvaniaIn dismissing the suit brought by six school districts, parents, and the NAACP, Commonwealth Court ruled that funding schools is an issue for the state legislature, not the courts.
Advocating For Those In NeedHIAS, the oldest international migration service in the nation, recently worked with a group of Bhutanese refugees in Philadelphia so they could literally put down roots.
Legal Victory For Philadelphia Parents Of Students With AutismA federal judge has given a preliminary okay to a settlement that ensures that autistic children won't be shuffled from school to school without parents being given advance notice.
Group Eyes Lawsuit To Force Pa. To Release Funding For Phila. SchoolsThe Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia says it has precedent that shows it could work: the Chester-Upland budget crisis.
Pa. Judge Weighing Arguments To Overturn State's Voter ID Law The trial in the case challenging Pennsylvania’s voter ID law has wrapped up with closing arguments before a Commonwealth Court judge.
Voting Rights Advocates See Hard Times In Wake Of US Supreme Court Decision"This decision was a bad day for America and for voting," says Jennifer Clarke, executive director of the Public Interest Law Center and one of the plaintiff attorneys in Pennsylvania's yearlong battle over voter ID.
Class-Action Ruling Gives Philadelphia Parents of Autistic Kids a Say in School PlacementTwo years ago, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia filed a class-action lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia on behalf of the 1,600 children with autism in grades K through 8.
Pennsylvania Department Of State Creates New Voter ID CardThe Department of State announced on Friday that it has created a new, more accessible photo ID just for voting. The announcement came less than five days before the ACLU lawsuit to overturn the law was expected to go to trial in Harrisburg.
North Philadelphia Rally Puts Voter ID Law In SpotlightPennsylvania state senator Shirley Kitchen, whose constituency includes North Philadelphia, held a streetcorner rally at 23rd and Allegheny to remind area residents about Pennsylvania's controversial new voter ID law.
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