Population-wide lockdown orders are "such a dramatic inversion of the concept of liberty in a free society as to be nearly presumptively unconstitutional" wrote U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV
Public officials are routinely undermining the legitimacy of coronavirus countermeasures by ignoring their own (often arbitrary) rules.
Pennsylvania Is the Latest State To Loosen Occupational Licensing Rules for Individuals With Criminal Records
Finding a steady job is the best way to keep a person from going back to prison or jail. These changes make a lot of sense.
False testimony and prosecutorial misconduct put Walter Ogrod on death row.
Would you be surprised if you learned the former district attorney was caught leasing an SUV with asset forfeiture funds?
The sooner everyone else recognizes those limits, the sooner we can shift to policies that balance public health and economic freedom.
Officials in six Pennsylvania counties say they will allow businesses to reopen without permission from the state government. Expect more of that.
After Pennsylvania Closed All Liquor Stores, Residents Crossed State Borders To Buy Booze. Now Ohio Is Shutting Down Out-of-State Sales.
Border counties are now prohibited from selling to anyone without proof of residency.
For all the good prohibition might do to reduce domestic violence, it won't actually solve that problem and it will certainly cause others.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office Says It Wrongly Convicted Walter Ogrod. Will a Judge Set Him Free Before He Dies of COVID-19?
Ogrod remains on death row even though the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has called for his conviction to be overturned. He probably has COVID-19.
Not every apparent violation of a quarantine order is a risk to other people, and not all need to be (or can be) enforced equally.
The coronavirus outbreak offers another view of the limits of central planning.
Truckers Are Rushing Supplies to Empty Store Shelves During Coronavirus Crisis. Will Regulators Get Out of the Way?
The churn of new emergency regulatory waivers and restrictions is causing confusion for American manufacturers and freight haulers.
After a State-Authorized Medical Marijuana Patient Had an Epileptic Seizure and Crashed Her Car, Police Arrested Her for Driving With 'Marjuana in Her System'
The case illustrates the injustice and irrationality of Pennsylvania's "zero tolerance" approach to stoned driving.
"They're trying to force us to put our children in the district school," says Stefaine D’Amico, whose three kids attend online classes that could be abolished. "That's not fair."
Robert Wetherbee says steel tariffs might force his business to shutter. But instead of asking for the tariffs to be lifted, he wants special treatment.
Pittsburgh's U.S. Attorney Is Lying to Cops and Constituents About the Actual Risks of Fentanyl Exposure
Bad science and panics by those who want to escalate the opioid drug war.
Mill's legal problems are now over, but he remains involved in efforts to push for important probation reforms.
A drug bust gone wrong in a Pittsburgh suburb leaves the suspect dead, an agent injured, and kids and shoppers terrified.
"If it were my client who behaved as they had, he would be on his way to prison."
The case is a perfect example of the overcriminalization of petty crimes.
This School District Threatened To Take Kids Away From Parents Over Lunch Debt. Then It Refused a Businessman's Offer to Pay Those Debts.
Instead of teaching kids the importance of paying their debts, Wyoming Valley West school district offered a lesson about the arbitrary and terrifying power of government.
"Because the death penalty has repeatedly been handed out in an unreliable and arbitrary manner, it cannot survive the state Constitution’s ban on cruel punishments."
Trump's steel protectionism seems to have failed. Again.
Gov. Tom Wolf just signed a bill to recognize occupational licenses obtained in different parts of the country.
The law will reopen critical channels to employment and housing that might otherwise be closed.
Seventeen tons of coke is nothing to sneeze at, but the dangers of the drug were wildly overhyped by law enforcement.
They Said This Law Would Fix Blighted Neighborhoods. Instead It's Being Used to Steal People's Homes
And the Pennsylvania state lawmaker who wrote the law is now the judge who hears a lot of the cases.
County officials say the Lancaster County district attorney's use of $20,000 in funds intended for drug enforcement to lease an SUV is "improper."
It's not about school safety-it's about the money.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Pennsylvania Subsidized Creed II With $16 Million in Tax Breaks, Even Though It Mostly Takes Place in California
The movie moves the Rocky franchise from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. So it's an apt metaphor for Pennsylvania's film subsidy program.
Sure, the public deserves to know what Amazon was getting offered. But it deserved to know all along, too.
Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz helped his local LGBT community before he died. Several in the Pittsburgh LGBT community cannot do the same for his.
No matter how heinous the crime, the state shouldn't be in the business of killing its citizens.
A GOP candidate claims she's the only person in the race who opposes a life-saving opioid policy, but her Democratic opponent is against it as well.
Civil liberties lawyers worry that sensitive documents could end up in the wrong hands.
Green Party candidate also left out of debate that will include only two of the four candidates on the ballot.
When the ground strategy failed, police turned to the air.
An investigation concluded that there was no way the officers could have seen a man using drugs as they said they did.