Federal Court Rules Filming Police Is Protected By First AmendmentThe decision stems from two local cases where police confiscated a bystanders' cell phone.
Wolf To Sign Police Camera Bill Despite ReservationsThe bill creates statewide policy for recordings made by police, and has provisions intended to encourage broader use of police body cameras.
ACLU Of Pennsylvania Launching Its First Ever Get Out The Vote CampaignThe ACLU of Pennsylvania will announce Tuesday morning its first ever get out the vote campaign designed to boost the lackluster turnout expected in the May primary.
Advocates: Time To Revamp PA Forfeiture LawsThe way Pennsylvania law is now, you don’t have to be convicted of a crime to lose assets seized by law enforcement.
Lawmaker Wants To Make Voter Registration in Pennsylvania More AutomaticUnder the proposed law, a voter registration would be completed whenever a person applies for a driver's license, applies to get benefits or a birth certificate, or enters a state-run college or university -- unless the person "opts out."
New Report Finds Philadelphia's Stop And Frisk Still Targets MinoritiesCivil rights groups have released a report analyzing data on the number of police stop and frisks in Philadelphia. The groups say tens of thousands of minorities are being stopped illegally.
Gamechanger: Reggie ShufordReggie Shuford has run the ACLU of Pennsylvania since 2011, during which time it challenged both the voter ID law and the same-sex marriage ban in the state.
ACLU Says New Pa. Law Violates First Amendment Rights of ConvictsThe Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is preparing to file a lawsuit to get the state's new "Revictimization Relief Act"overturned.
Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban Overturned By Judge A federal court judge had struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage.
Pa. Commonwealth Court Affirms Its Decision Overturning Voter ID LawThat means the law requiring voters to show ID cards is dead unless the Pennsylvania Supreme Court steps in.
Decisions Could Come Soon On Two Of PA's Marriage Equality LawsuitsJudges in two of the five Pennsylvania lawsuits challenging the state's same sex marriage ban will have all the fuel they need to rule within the next few weeks.
Controversial Police Patdown Of Teen Opens Old Wounds Surrounding Stop And Frisk PolicyMore than 100 people attended a town hall at Catalyst for Change Church in West Philadelphia to support 16-year-old Darrin Manning, who claims he suffered a ruptured testicle during a stop and frisk near Broad Street and Girard Avenue.
Judge Strikes Down Photo ID Requirement For Pennsylvania VotersA state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Pa. Bill Would Outlaw Harassment By Posting X-Rated Photos of ExThe proposed law would make it a crime to expose sexually explicit images of an “intimate partner” to a third party for the intent of harassment.
Study: Pa. Public School's 'Zero Tolerance' Policy Puts Some Minorities At RiskThe study takes data from the 2011-12 school year from more than 500 school districts across the Commonwealth.