Posts Tagged ‘Sandusky’

Sandusky Appeal to Rely on Pennsylvania’s Antiquated Jury Instruction

Jerry Sandusky’s attorney Norris Gelman filed paperwork that reveals the Sandusky defense team’s appeal strategy this week. One of its “major claims” relies, predictably, on casting aspersions on victims’ behavior in the aftermath of assault. (Sandusky, the 69-year-old former football coach at Penn State University convicted of 45 of...

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Corbett Universally, Deservedly Panned for Penn State Lawsuit

Corbett Universally, Deservedly Panned for Penn State Lawsuit

Nothing to see here. As has been the case through much of his governorship, Gov. Tom Corbett recently made what was probably the wrong decision. He announced—via pep rally!—that he’d be filing a federal law suit to, as the New York Times put it. “force the NCAA to revoke the highly deserved sanctions imposed on the school and its powerful football...

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DAILY GRINDER: Sen. Casey Wants to Ban Robotripping

DAILY GRINDER: Sen. Casey Wants to Ban Robotripping

'Don't robotrip, kids.' Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey has introduced legislation that would outlaw the sale of cough syrup containing dextromethorphan to teenagers. He’s calling the legislation Repeal of the Brain-Killing DXM Robotripping Bill. (OK, he’s not calling it that. But as an homage to the multiple health care repeal bills in...

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Some Still Questioning Sandusky Investigation

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky ruling, in which the former Penn State football defense coordinator was found guilty of 45 of 48 child sexual abuse charges, some have openly wondered whether Governor Tom Corbett, while he was attorney general of the state, did enough to investigate and prosecute the former Penn State football coach. And a bipartisan team of...

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DAILY GRINDER: Is the Phillie Phanatic a Menace?

DAILY GRINDER: Is the Phillie Phanatic a Menace?

Evil or misunderstood? The Phillie Phanatic is being sued — for the fourth time! This time, a woman named Suzanne Pierce was lounging by a hotel pool in 2010 when the Phanatic burst onto the scene. He picked her up and threw her in the water. She claims she “fell awkwardly” and was injured to the point where she now walks with a cane. She and her...

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DAILY GRINDER: Obama-Romney Battles Happening Here, Now

DAILY GRINDER: Obama-Romney Battles Happening Here, Now

District Attorney Seth Williams is taking on Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for recent statements. Romney recently claimed Obama didn’t get “the message in Wisconsin” that America doesn’t want the government to hire “more government workers.” Specifically, said Romney: “[Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers.”...

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‘No Legal Basis’ for Protecting Alleged Victims’ Identity in Jerry Sandusky Trial Is Misleading

The trial against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky begins with jury selection this morning in the small town of Bellefonte, Pa., about 12 miles north of State College. As of 10:30 a.m., four jurors were dismissed for personally knowing Sandusky, the 68-year-old charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. For the alleged victims, the beginning of...

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DAILY GRINDER: Is AG Candidate Sexist for Calling Opponent ‘Pretty’?

Pennsylvania Republican Attorney General candidate Dave Freed called his opponent Kathleen Kane someone who is “pretty and has a lot of money.” Now, he’s being criticized by a number of groups, like the National Organization for Women and state politicians. NOW said, “It’s a shame in 2012 that Mr. Freed would rather talk about Kathleen...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rick Santorum Surging in Iowa—Just in Time?

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is the newest in a long line of Republicans who’ve been hyped as the potential frontrunner (first Bachmann, then Cain, then Gingrich, then Paul) “next week.” Good for him, though, is that next week is literally the primary, and a quality (some say the best) time to be the frontrunner. The good: He’s got 1,000 caucus...

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DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Corbett Decries Liquor ‘Privatization’ Plan

You think it, Tom Corbett says it! (OK, his press secretary does. This time. Sort of.) “The governor wants to privatize the LCB,” he said yesterday, as reports of House Bill 11’s new “privatization-lite” language swept the Commonwealth. According to the amended PLCB privatization bill in the House, the LCB would keep its state stores, though...

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