We are extremely proud to announce that Chief Counsel Joshua Prince was successful in a second Second Amendment as-applied challenge in relation to a prior mental health commitment. As our viewers are likely aware from Attorney Prince's blog article Monumental Decision from the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania Regarding Mental Health Commitments and the Second … Continue reading Press Release: Second Mental Health As-Applied Challenge Success
Yesterday, the Commonwealth Court issued a decision in PSP v. Slaughter, 858 C.D. 2015, where the court held that the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") can meet its burden, through circumstantial evidence, establishing that an individual is a prohibited from purchasing and possessing firearms due a putative involuntary commitment. While the factual background for this case … Continue reading Commonwealth Court – Circumstantial Evidence of a Commitment is Sufficient to Strip an Individual of His/Her 2nd Amendment Rights
By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire In honor of National Adoption Month (November), I launched last month a ten part series on Adoptions in Pennsylvania. The fourth piece in this series focuses on the question: when can a parent's parental rights be involuntarily terminated? If you are interested in an adoption, I encourage you to please … Continue reading Series on Adoptions: When Can a Parent’s Parental Rights Be Involuntarily Terminated in Pennsylvania?