Commonwealth Court Declares 2019 “Marsy’s Law” Proposed Amendment Unconstitutional, Invalidates Votes Cast

Our readers may remember that in the Fall of 2019, we published two blog articles recommending a “No” vote on the Marsy’s Law ballot question which, in very broad terms, would have had the effect of substantially expanding victim’s rights in the criminal justice system. For a more detailed recap of the ballot question, the … Continue reading Commonwealth Court Declares 2019 “Marsy’s Law” Proposed Amendment Unconstitutional, Invalidates Votes Cast

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Probable Cause and Exigent Circumstances are Required for the Warrantless Search of a Vehicle

The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions from unreasonable searches and seizures, and no warrant to search any place or to seize any person or things shall issue without describing them as nearly as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation subscribed to by the affiant. … Continue reading Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Probable Cause and Exigent Circumstances are Required for the Warrantless Search of a Vehicle

Impact of COVID-19 on New Attorney Licensing Part 2: Diploma Privilege

This article is going to be a follow up on my previous article addressing the Limited Licensing scheme that has been implemented in PA. Here I will briefly discuss diploma privilege; what it is, how it has been implemented in a few other states, and recent developments in Pennsylvania. To explain what diploma privilege is … Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on New Attorney Licensing Part 2: Diploma Privilege

Outdoor Shooting Ranges Can Officially Open in the Yellow Phase

This article was written by a 2020 graduate of Vermont Law School who is not yet licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania and reviewed by Attorney Joshua Prince. The information below is presented for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. As I previously covered, the Governor's list … Continue reading Outdoor Shooting Ranges Can Officially Open in the Yellow Phase

How the Green Phase Guidance Affects Shooting Ranges

This article was written by a 2020 graduate of Vermont Law School who is not yet licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania and reviewed by Attorney Joshua Prince. The information below is presented for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Under the original stay-at-home order, the Red … Continue reading How the Green Phase Guidance Affects Shooting Ranges

What does the Red-Yellow-Green Phase System Mean for Shooting Ranges?

UPDATE: A new order became effective May 29th moving some counties to the Green Phase and providing additional guidance to businesses in those counties. Click here for an article specifically addressing the Green Phase. This article was written by a 2020 graduate of Vermont Law School who is not yet licensed in the state of … Continue reading What does the Red-Yellow-Green Phase System Mean for Shooting Ranges?

LIMITED SUNDAY HUNTING COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA IN 2020

Last week, just before Thanksgiving, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 147 to give Pennsylvania hunters three new days of Sunday hunting each year. This is a welcome change for those hunters who work a standard business week, go to school, or generally have responsibilities on weekdays who have been relegated to hunting one day per … Continue reading LIMITED SUNDAY HUNTING COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA IN 2020

Why You Should Vote “NO” on the Proposed PA Constitutional Amendment – Marsy’s Law (HB 276) – in November

This November when you go to the polls or if you’ve requested an absentee ballot, you may see the following question: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to grant certain rights to crime victims, including to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity; considering their safety in bail proceedings; timely notice and opportunity to take … Continue reading Why You Should Vote “NO” on the Proposed PA Constitutional Amendment – Marsy’s Law (HB 276) – in November