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Healthy PA: Pennsylvania's Attempt to Reform Medicaid Contravenes the Goals of the ACA's Medicaid Expansion
April 19, 2014
JURIST Senior Editor Leigh Argentieri Coogan, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Governor Corbett's implementation of Healthy PA ...After the US Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA....... [more]

Constitutional Challenges
April 8, 2014
Whether or not programs like New York's Stop-Question,-and-Frisk (SQF) are within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution is the primary challenge facing such programs. Similar programs, that have faced similar challenges and criticisms, exist in Newark, Philadelphia, and other cities. These challenges....... [more]

Supreme Court denies review of anti-immigrant housing ordinances
March 3, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two cases involving local ordinances that sought to deny housing to undocumented immigrants. The court's denial will will let stand lower court rulings that the ordinances are unconstitutional and prohibited from taking effect in their proposed locatio....... [more]

Abolitionist Law Center tackles race and class in American incarceration
February 4, 2014
Representatives from the Abolitionist Law Center joined JURIST podcast moderator Ian Everhart to discuss their efforts at reform in the Pennsylvania criminal justice and prison system in this episode. ALC Executive Director Bret Grote and ALC staff attorney Dustin McDaniel shared information about t....... [more]

JURIST Podcast - Prison Reform
January 30, 2014
Representatives from the Abolitionist Law Center joined JURIST podcast moderator Ian Everhart to discuss their efforts at reform in the Pennsylvania criminal justice and prison system in this episode. ALC Executive Director Bret Grote and ALC staff attorney Dustin McDaniel shared information about....... [more]

Pennsylvania attorneys challenge voter ID ruling
January 28, 2014
Lawyers for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett filed a post-trial motion Monday in the legal battle over the state's voter identification law, alleging that the deciding judge in the case made "a host of mistakes." The motion alleges that Judge Bernard McGinley of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court....... [more]

Pennsylvania judge strikes down voter ID law
January 17, 2014
Judge Bernard McGinley of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Friday struck down the state's nearly two-year-old voter identification law, considered one of the most strict in the nation. In his opinion, MicGinley wrote that the state had failed to adequately explain why the law was a necessary m....... [more]

Pennsylvania woman sentenced to 10 years for failed terrorist plot
January 6, 2014
A judge from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Monday sentenced American-born Colleen LaRose, also known by her self-appointed pseudonym "Jihad Jane," to 10 years in prison for following al Qaeda orders in a failed attempt to assassinate a Swedish artist for his depic....... [more]

History of US Airways and American Airlines
December 30, 2013
Following the Wright brothers' successful first flight in 1903, business took to the skies. Some early companies, such as All American Aviation, provided mail courier service for specific regions of the US. All American Aviation, which would later become US Airways, was founded in 1939 as a courier....... [more]

PA court overturns priest's conviction in sex abuse cover-up
December 27, 2013
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Thursday unanimously reversed the conviction of a priest for his failure to protect children from a sexual predator and ordered he be released from prison. Monsignor William Lynn, the first senior US Roman Catholic Church official to be found guilty for covering up....... [more]

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules portion of shale drilling law unconstitutional
December 20, 2013
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that portions of Act 13 of 2012, a statute amending the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, are unconstitutional. Specifically, the court found that the act violated the Pennsylvania Constitution by placing zoning rights regarding hydraulic fracturing or....... [more]




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