Monumental Election Law Decision by President Judge Kevin Brobson – Hopefully Soon To Be Justice Brobson

Today, in a monumental 50 page decision denying Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar's preliminary objections in National Election Defense Coalition, et al., et al. v. Kathy Boockvar, 674 M.D. 2019 - which involves a challenge to the "certification of the ExpressVote XL electronic voting machines (ExpressVote XL machines) for use in Pennsylvania elections on … Continue reading Monumental Election Law Decision by President Judge Kevin Brobson – Hopefully Soon To Be Justice Brobson

Constitutional Rights, Including the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, in the CROSSHAIRS this Upcoming Election!

I cannot emphasize enough just how important the upcoming election on November 2, 2021 is in relation to our constitutional rights, given the appellate judicial candidates that will be on the statewide ballots. If you care at all about our Country and the state of Pennsylvania, please take the time to not only read this … Continue reading Constitutional Rights, Including the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, in the CROSSHAIRS this Upcoming Election!

Consider both sides in the vaccine debate, if you can.

Everyone has the right to decide if they want the Covid vaccine. That decision should be yours to make based on as much information as is available to you. Unfortunately the trend towards censorship has now invaded the medical and scientific realm. For example, in Canada, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has … Continue reading Consider both sides in the vaccine debate, if you can.

SCOTUS Decision on Warrantless Gun Seizure Isn’t What It’s Being Touted To Be…

Yesterday, the internet was ablaze with articles on the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Caniglia v. Strom, et al., docket no. 20-157, and people cheering that the U.S. Supreme Court announced the death knell not only to warrantless searches of one's home and seizure of one's firearms but also to red flag laws. Unfortunately, … Continue reading SCOTUS Decision on Warrantless Gun Seizure Isn’t What It’s Being Touted To Be…

US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NY State Rifle and Pistol Association, et al v. Corlett, et al.

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in NY State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), et al. v. Corlett, et al, limited to the issue of "[w]hether the State's denial of petitioners' applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment." This will be an extremely interesting issue to watch, especially given the … Continue reading US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NY State Rifle and Pistol Association, et al v. Corlett, et al.

Does This Sound Abusive? If So, Wake Up, America!

There is a post going around social media that I believe warrants discussion. The post, started by an unknown author, goes: Can you tell me if this sounds abusive? posting for a friend.... My friend's husband won’t let her visit any friends or family. He has made her stop all contact with them unless it’s … Continue reading Does This Sound Abusive? If So, Wake Up, America!

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

The Governor’s New Shutdown Order – Considerations for Restaurants

The Governor has once again chosen to hit restaurants and liquor license holders. This time he’s hit them at their most critical time of the year. From talking with dozens of restaurant and bar owners, if you close now, you will likely end up bankrupt and/or permanently closed.  My analysis has not changed. I continue to … Continue reading The Governor’s New Shutdown Order – Considerations for Restaurants

Federal Judge Rules PA COVID Restrictions UNCONSTITUTIONAL

In a decision just issued in County of Butler, et al. v. Governor Wolf, et al., Judge William Stickman, IV of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has ruled that "(1) the congregate gathering limits imposed by Defendants' mitigation orders violate the right of assembly enshrined in the First Amendment; (2) … Continue reading Federal Judge Rules PA COVID Restrictions UNCONSTITUTIONAL