ACLU

razor wire on perimeter fence
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Cherri Gregg
March 31, 2020 - 8:37 pm
A victims’ rights advocacy group is speaking out after the ACLU filed a lawsuit asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to free some inmates from jails and prisons because of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.
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razor wire on perimeter fence
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Cherri Gregg
March 31, 2020 - 8:05 pm
A federal Judge in Harrisburg issued an order Tuesday freeing 13 medically vulnerable immigrants who were in ICE detention centers across Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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Prison.
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Cherri Gregg
March 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Three groups have reached out to federal, state, county prison facilities and detention centers demanding more protections for those who are incarcerated in Pennsylvania during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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Montgomery county courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
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Jim Melwert
March 05, 2020 - 9:07 am
One week after the top two lawyers in the Montgomery County public defenders’ office were fired, several groups are planning a rally in their support on the courthouse steps. Read more here.
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Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:35 pm
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. Read more here.
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A sign is displayed outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh.
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AP News
November 12, 2019 - 10:35 am
McDonald's got tough on its former CEO, who was fired last week for having a consensual relationship with an employee. Now, some workers say, the company needs to get tougher on sexual harassment in its restaurants.
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Tony Romeo
October 30, 2019 - 3:42 pm
In apparently a first in Pennsylvania’s history, a judge ruled that votes in a referendum next week about enshrining victims' rights in the state’s constitution will not be tallied or certified while a legal challenge is pending.
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state, in Montgomery, Ala.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 12:33 pm
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part of wave of abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional.
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The ACLU is suing SEPTA for a policy on advertising that it says is so broad that it violates the First Amendment.
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AP News
October 23, 2019 - 2:39 pm
Lawyers for the ACLU want a federal appeals court panel to overturn a ruling allowing SEPTA to refuse to run ads about the group's stories on racial disparities in mortgage lending. Read more here.
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Chinese restaurant owners
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Pat Loeb
October 04, 2019 - 3:11 pm
The City of Philadelphia will no longer enforce a 14-year-old ordinance that requires businesses on primarily residential streets to close at 11 p.m. The suit comes from a group of Chinese restaurant owners who say they were unfairly targeted by the law. Read more here.
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