PGC April Meeting Notes: Final Approval Given for Digital Hunting Licenses, Concurrent Antlered/Antlerless Seasons, and More

Following the January 2021 Meeting of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, I wrote up this article summarizing some of the important topics they addressed that could impact sportsmen planning to go afield later this year. At that meeting, the Board gave preliminary approval to a number of topics, some common sense adaptations to technology, … Continue reading PGC April Meeting Notes: Final Approval Given for Digital Hunting Licenses, Concurrent Antlered/Antlerless Seasons, and More

Governor Hogan Amends Executive Order on Maryland License Time Extensions – Renewals to be Required this Summer

As our readers who hold any type of licenses, permits or registrations issued by the State of Maryland may be aware, on March 12, 2020, Governor Hogan issued an executive order suspending the expiration of "all licenses, permits, registrations, and other authorizations." These "Covered Authorizations," issued by the State of Maryland, its agencies, or any … Continue reading Governor Hogan Amends Executive Order on Maryland License Time Extensions – Renewals to be Required this Summer

Maryland General Assembly Overrides Governor Hogan’s Veto, Private Sales/Transfers of Rifles and Shotguns to Begin Requiring Facilitation by FFL

Late last week, the Maryland General Assembly (MD GA) voted to override Governor Hogan's Veto of SB 208. As a result, SB 208 will become law and go into effect on March 13, 2021. As any of our Maryland readers are surely aware, the Maryland General Assembly is no friend to the Second Amendment. Senate … Continue reading Maryland General Assembly Overrides Governor Hogan’s Veto, Private Sales/Transfers of Rifles and Shotguns to Begin Requiring Facilitation by FFL

Pennsylvania Game Commission January Meeting Notes – Digital Licenses, Unlimited Antlerless Tags?, and more Sunday Hunting on the Horizon!

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners held their first meeting of the year virtually earlier today and heard comments from PGC staff biologists and specialists before considering each item on the agenda. Ultimately, the Commission voted to pass each of the enumerated agenda items, and while I will not cover them all here, there are … Continue reading Pennsylvania Game Commission January Meeting Notes – Digital Licenses, Unlimited Antlerless Tags?, and more Sunday Hunting on the Horizon!

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