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(Evelyn Cortez, leaving the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center, near City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Defendants in Philadelphia Elementary School Cheating Scandal Appear in Court

Four of the five, including Cayuga Elementary School principal Evelyn Cortez, now have a preliminary hearing on July 18th to face charges that they gave students answers to standardized tests.


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After Racial Texting Blowup in Coatesville, Attorney Says Whistleblower Was Pressured

It was the technology director who discovered the racial text messages that led to last week’s resignation of superintendent Richard Como and athletic director James Donato.


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Disagreements Over Nutter’s New Plans For How Courts Appoint Attorneys For Poor Defendants

A prominent criminal defense attorney is considering taking the Nutter Administration to court over its plans to revamp how attorneys are appointed to handle cases in which the defendant has no money.


An artist's rendering on the new Barnes Foundation building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (Photo provided by the Barnes Foundation)

Judge Rules ‘Friends Of The Barnes’ Must Pay For Foundation’s Legal Fees

Another page in the long controversy over the Barnes Foundation and it’s move to Center City. A judge has ruled that the Friends of the Barnes and it’s attorney must pay for the Foundation’s legal fees.


Philadelphia Man Gets Long Sentence For Overseas Trip To Have Sex With Boy

Before imposing the 15-year sentence on Kenneth Schneider and ordering him to pay $35,000 in restitution to the victim, the judge labeled him a “monster” and a man who made a child his “sex slave.”