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Philly bike trails unaffected by Supreme Court decision

Philly bike trails unaffected by Supreme Court decision

The Internet freaked out earlier this week when USA Today wrote of a Supreme Court ruling that could eliminate the “Rails-to-Trails” program, which is responsible for thousands of miles of bike trails throughout the United States, including projects in the Philadelphia area. The court ruled 8-1 with regard to a land dispute in Wyoming that government easements...

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How will the Supreme Court’s ruling on DNA collection impact justice in PA?

Earlier this week, in a divisive 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that it is perfectly Constitutional for police to routinely collect DNA samples from some arrestees—even if they’ve never been convicted, and possibly even if they’re never formally charged with a crime. The court’s sharply polarized opinion reveals that the...

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Here’s What State Rep. Brian Sims Says About PA’s Path to Marriage Equality

Here’s What State Rep. Brian Sims Says About PA’s Path to Marriage Equality

Former (and perhaps, incoming) presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed gay marriage earlier today—a gigantic win for the future of social rights. “I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law, embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and all Americans,” Clinton said in the video posted...

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PA Must Prove to Commonwealth Court That It Can Provide IDs by Election Day

PA Must Prove to Commonwealth Court That It Can Provide IDs by Election Day

There were a myriad of opinions when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released its ruling on the state’s Voter ID case yesterday. Some claimed the court “blocked” the law (which is not true); others called the court’s decision to send it back to the Commonwealth Court a “punt”; and still others—mostly those against the bill—called this a moderate...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter to Speak at Democratic National Convention

Mayor Michael Nutter will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina! Good for the mayor! He joins recent speaker picks like Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal and plenty others (Georgetown Law School Graduate Sandra Fluke, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, President of Planned Parenthood Action...

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In Blow to Gov. Tom Corbett, Health Care Law Upheld [UPDATED]

In Blow to Gov. Tom Corbett, Health Care Law Upheld [UPDATED]

"Damn it. I'll get you, Obamacare!" Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, several states’ attorneys general jumped on a lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality. Then-Pennsylvania Attorney General, now-Governor Tom Corbett was one of them, joining the federal lawsuit on March 23,...

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