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Harrisburg settles with ACLU over conditions for climate event

Better Path Coalition and the ACLU of Pennsylvania sued Harrisburg over what they say was a lack of transparent standards and fixed permit fees as the group tried to organize a climate action march in June.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: May 13, 2022 | 3:05 pm

Pennsylvania ACLU and Lancaster County commissioners fight over ballot drop box removal in court

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is suing Lancaster’s commissioners over a decision to not offer a ballot drop box for the primary.

By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania State Police settle profiling, immigration suit

Pennsylvania State Police settled a federal lawsuit alleging that troopers routinely and improperly tried to enforce federal immigration law by pulling over Hispanic motorists

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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Groups go to court against Senate election review

Fighting subpeona for voters' personal data
By Scott LaMar

Allegheny County DA defends ending deals with lawyer who called office racist

Stephen Zappala Jr. said his policy was meant to ensure consistent, evidence-based decisions “and avoid false claims of racism” against his office and its lawyers.
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Allegheny County judge sued for allegedly blocking virtual access to court proceedings

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani was sued in federal court Tuesday for allegedly barring volunteer court observers from virtually attending hearings in his courtroom.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

ACLU sues Montgomery County court officials, alleging double billing

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania sued court officials in suburban Philadelphia, alleging thousands of defendants were overbilled for court costs.

By The Associated Press

Court sides with student in landmark off campus free speech ruling

The ACLU considers it the most expansive ruling on students’ off-campus speech rights.
By Julia Agos

Bills to end choke holds, require use-of-force policies could get Pa. Senate vote this week

Both House and Senate committees have advanced police reform legislation since nationwide protests began
By Benjamin Pontz