1239 ABA Journal Pennsylvania articles.

Nonlawyer with a multistate law practice gets 12-year sentence
A New Jersey man convicted of posing as a lawyer while running a multistate law practice has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Officer who shot and killed unarmed teen is charged with homicide
A suburban Pittsburgh police officer has been charged with homicide for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen while investigating a drive-by shooting.
Lawyer is suspended after using ex-client’s information in complaint about ‘angry feminist cabal’

A Pennsylvania lawyer who claimed in a lawsuit that his client had been victimized by “vigilante justice from student activists” had used information provided by one of the activists in…

Another ruling by controversial Philadelphia family court judge is overturned
Updated: A Philadelphia family court judge who repeatedly interrupted a lawyer and frequently noted the late hour violated the due process rights of three children when she removed them from the home of their mother, a Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled.
Law firms hire company to send ads to ER patients’ cellphones; is it a HIPAA violation?
Some personal injury law firms plan to use a technology called “geofencing” to send ads to cellphones of patients in emergency rooms, pain clinics and chiropractor offices.
San Francisco district attorney to use algorithm to aid marijuana expungements

The San Francisco district attorney’s office announced it will use an algorithm to help determine expungement eligibility for those with some marijuana convictions going back to the mid-1970s.

“When the…

Appeals court criticizes ‘judicially created parental alienation’ in case of baby with broken ribs
A state appeals court has accused a Pennsylvania judge of “judicially created parental alienation” and a failure to provide due process when she kept a baby in “protracted foster care” after receiving no explanation for broken ribs and then terminated parental rights.
Judge’s mass contempt trial and ‘high-speed sentencing’ violated due process, appeals court rules

A Pennsylvania judge who sent 54 people to jail for failing to pay fines after holding a mass contempt trial violated the defendants’ due process rights, a state appeals court…

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $1 each and $200K donation

Two black men arrested last month at a Starbucks in Philadelphia while waiting for a business associate have agreed to release the city from any legal claims in exchange for…

Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in retrial with additional witnesses

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a Temple University employee at his home in 2004.

Jurors in Norristown, Pennsylvania, found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated…

Black lawyer says golf club asked her group to leave on slow-play pretext

A black lawyer claims white officials at a golf club discriminated against her group of five black women golfers by asking the women to leave based on a slow-golfing pretext…

Pennsylvania DA is charged with protecting drug dealers, trading favorable treatment for sex
A long-time district attorney in Pennsylvania has been arrested on 31 charges that accuse him of thwarting drug investigations and trading favorable treatment for sex.
Cosby’s lawyers seek to replace judge because of his wife’s advocacy for sex assault victims

Bill Cosby’s lawyers contend the Pennsylvania judge who is presiding in the comedian’s retrial on charges of aggravated indecent assault should recuse himself because the judge’s wife is an advocate…

Impeachment threat for redistricting ruling is attack on independence, top state justice says
Pennsylvania Chief Justice Thomas Saylor is expressing concern over impeachment resolutions filed by lawmakers against four of his colleagues.
Supreme Court turns down GOP request to block Pennsylvania congressional map
A redrawn map will likely govern congressional elections this year in Pennsylvania after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a Republican request to block new district boundaries.

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